Our July 1st 2018 service featured our usual introductory review of the NTCOF's mission as "an atheist church." On this occasion the emphasis was put on the fact that Freethought is not "faith-based," but, rather, predicated on the power of doubt to achieve progress in all areas of life. The bulk of the service was then presented by guest speakers Rex Burks, an attorney, and his associate Owen Younger on "The History of State-Church Separation in America: A Primer." It was a fascinating and educational experience. More about the July service is HERE. Also read the July 2018 bulletin HERE for some information about recent Supreme Court cases on the subject of religious liberty.
NEXT MONTH, August 5th, our service is planned to address the question of: "What Do We Really Know?" This has to do with factual knowledge of many sorts that we feel confident about — such as how and why we know that the theory of evolution, the theory of gravitation and the Germ Theory are much more than guesses — but what do we actually mean when we say we know something? Is there anything we can't know? We also expect another enlightening Moment of Science and perhaps some other surprises, time allowing. We will of course meet, as we have been, at the Comfort Inn DFW Airport North at 5000 West John Carpenter Freeway — Highway 114 — in Irving. See map/directions to the right!
Join us for the August service! Come think with us about these and other subjects with the help of and in the company of people who share your same values of devotion to facts and reason! Bring your believing friends who might like to find out what atheists do at church! Have kids? Bring them too as we offer free childcare and "Sunday School" aimed at helping our younger Freethinkers cope with the challenges of growing up by learning to ask questions instead of just being spoon-fed "the answers." If they're too young for that — it is OK even to bring infants! — we'll look after and/or entertain them too. We want them to have fun! Children of all ages need to learn that Freethinking is exciting, important, and absolutely "normal." In fact, Freethought is extraordinary!