Fellowship of Freethought Dallas

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Fellowship of Freethought Dallas

We are a family-friendly community of freethinkers from all backgrounds who encourage each other to make a positive impact in Dallas by engaging in critical thinking, ethical contemplation, social activities, and community service.

Website: http://fellowshipoffreethought.org
Location: Dallas, Texas
Members: 63
Latest Activity: Apr 9

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Recovering From Religion

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If you are one of the many people who have determined that religion no longer has a place in their life, but are still dealing with the after-effects in some way or another, Recovering From Religion may be just the right spot for you.  Many people come to a point that they no longer accept the supernatural explanations for the world around them, or they realize just how much conflict religious belief creates. It can be difficult to leave religion because family and culture put so much pressure on us to stay and pretend to believe the unbelievable.  If this is you, we want to help you find your way out.

Don't let people convince you that you just didn't have 'enough' faith, or that you just haven't found the "right" religion.

The primary focus of Recovering From Religion is to provide ongoing and personal support to individuals as they let go of their religious beliefs. This transitional period is an ongoing process that can result in a range of emotions, as well as a ripple effect of consequences throughout an individual's life. From the grief of letting go of the familiar, to the anger of being lied to and wronged in the name of religion, to the joy of realizing every choice we make is truly our own, and the inevitable grappling with the imposed codependency of religion...as well as the opportunities for education and personal growth...there are many things to discuss with people familiar with the experience. Monthly meetings are the ideal opportunity to do just that.

Each local meeting is free to attend (some groups accept free-will donations for their local needs, but you are NEVER expected to pay to attend), and has it's own personality and flair, but everyone exploring a life outside of religious belief is welcome. You don't have to worry about being preached to, or anyone telling you to "pray harder" because proselytizing and evangelizing are NOT allowed...including advocacy of "faith healing" or any new age supernatural beliefs as well.

Our experience is that leaving religion is a transitional experience. The more engrained in fundamentalism you are, the further you have to travel on your journey out of dogma and superstition. Many people transition through liberal religions, even liberal Christianity, as well as some earth based pagan beliefs and Buddhist precepts in attempts to connect with "an energy greater than themselves." We at Recovering From Religion truly do understand this need to gradually loosen your hold on the dogmatic structure of religious belief. At the same time, we will encourage you to explore those beliefs using logic and reason, and it is our hope to help you move towards a life free from superstitious adherences.

Recovering from Religion is led by Tim Brewer and Randall Browning (luzrandy@yahoo.com)

Dallas, TX 75219 - USA

Tuesday, May 20 at 7:30 PM

Attending: 3

Details: http://www.meetup.com/fofdallas/events/177426852/

Paddle on White Rock Lake

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Spring is here! Let's paddle White Rock Lake!

After the shoreline clean up is complete, join us at the White Rock Paddle Co. (just a short walk from our designated site).

You can rent a kayak or a canoe or bring your own!

Single Kayaks are $14.99 for an hour. 

Tandem Kayaks and Canoes are $19.99 for an hour. 

Check out all the details at http://www.whiterockp....



Dallas, TX 75218 - USA

Saturday, May 10 at 9:30 AM

Attending: 7

Details: http://www.meetup.com/fofdallas/events/177185232/

Earth Day Texas 2014 at Fair Park.

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Celebrate the planet. Earth Day Texas features two days of engaging exhibits, compelling speakers, entertainment, food and fun for everyone. It’s an exciting time for Texans to come together to learn how we can all make a positive impact on our community and our world, and how we can grow a greener Texas together.


EDD encourages attendees to use DART’s Green Line to the Fair Park Station stop, which lets passengers off between Gates 3 and 4. Another stop is located around the corner from the event on Trunk Street MLK Station.

Parking is in the general lots at Fair Park. Fair Park will charge $10.00 per car to use their facilities. Bike parking is provided inside the Park.

Dallas, TX 75226 - USA

Saturday, April 26 at 10:00 AM

Attending: 7

Details: http://www.meetup.com/fofdallas/events/177014822/

Second Saturday Shoreline Spruce-Up

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Join us as we clean up around the shoreline of White Rock Lake Park. We will be participating in this activity every month, so mark your calendar!! This is a family-friendly activity! So bring the kids!

All of the spruce-up supplies are provided, including trash bags, recycling bags, and latex gloves. Please remember to wear rubber boots or shoes that you don't mind getting wet or dirty. Feel free to bring any other items such as a rake to gather trash.

A “continental breakfast” is provided featuring Starbucks hot coffee, milk, water, and pastries.  This is an excellent community service project. Participate in two consecutive Spruce-Ups, and receive a Second Saturday T-Shirt.

We will meet at 8:30 a.m. at the For The Love of The Lake office in Casa Linda Plaza and then drive to our very own section that we will clean. Here is a map to our location from the FTLoTL office: map

Help make White Rock Lake sparkle!

Dallas, TX 75218 - USA

Saturday, May 10 at 8:30 AM

Attending: 3

Details: http://www.meetup.com/fofdallas/events/177228272/

Pub Night @ TBA

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Do you like hanging out with freethinkers? Are you fond of discussing philosophy, science, current events, or other fascinating topics? Do you appreciate the finer qualities of ales, lagers, and other adult beverages? Then Pub Night is the place for you!

Come join us @ 7pm for food & drinks, or join us whenever for drinks and fellowship.

Dallas, TX 75240 - USA

Saturday, May 10 at 7:00 PM

Details: http://www.meetup.com/fofdallas/events/173916792/

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Comment by Zachary Moore on January 24, 2010 at 9:55pm
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