Sunday, May 09, 2010

Atheists, Skeptics, and Humanists at UT Dallas

I was just in contact with one of the organizers of the Atheists, Skeptics, and Humanists at UT Dallas so I have added them our list of local organizations.  Their website is down right now but you can follow them by joining their Facebook group.

This replaces the now defunct Atheists and Freethinkers Society at the University of Texas at Dallas which I have removed from our list.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Dallas Optihumanist Fellowship

When you pay for a Meetup.com account, you get three groups.  As my third Meetup.com group, I created the Dallas Optihumanist Fellowship to serve as a reading group to cover books of interest to Brights, Objectivists, Religious Humanists, and Transhumanists.  At our first meeting on February 6th Saturday, we are discussing Part I of the book "Breaking the Spell:  Religion as a Natural Phenomenon" by my favorite philosopher Daniel Dennett.

Fellowship of Freethought

Fellowship of Freethought (FoF), a spinoff from the North Texas Church of Freethought (NTCoF), has launched their website:  www.FellowshipOfFreethought.org.  They also have a Meetup.com group:  www.meetup.com/FoFDallas/.

Friday, July 31, 2009

Dallas Transhumanists Meetup

UT Dallas student Matthew Fuller and I have launched a Meetup.com group for discussing books and videos on topics related to Transhumanism, Extropianism, H+, Cryonics, Life Extension, and the Singularity.

For our first meeting on August 21st, we will discuss the first half of the book Youniverse: Toward a Self-Centered Philosophy of Immortalism and Cryonics by R.C.W. Ettinger.

Please join us: Dallas Transhumanists

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Camp Quest Texas

Forwarded announcement:

The North Texas Church of Freethought is proud to be sponsoring Camp Quest Texas! For those of you that haven't yet heard of it, Camp Quest is a secular summer camp for the children of atheists, agnostics, and freethinkers. Founded 15 years ago in Ohio, Camp Quest provides a much-needed rational alternative to the many camps that seek to promote a faith-based and superstitious agenda.

Camp Quest Texas will kick-off with a Day Camp event to be held Sunday, August 30th at Kevin and Cathy Smith's farm in Princeton, Texas. The Camp will take place from 9AM until 5PM, and children from ages 5 to 13 are welcome to participate. We'll be learning about different animals, making pottery, and having lots of great fun!

Please contact Camp Director Amie Parsons today to reserve a spot for your child in this inaugural Day Camp event! You don't want them to miss out on this chance to become a part of Texas history!

Email: camp@churchoffreethought.org
Phone: (Amie Parsons) 214-503-7384
Deadline: August 15th

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Brights Family Meetup

A new meetup group has been started for Bright families. The group will emphasize get-togethers and outings with children.
http://www.meetup.com/DallasBrights/

The meetup list has also been updated to include a few new ones:

Coalition of Reason

The Dallas - Fort Worth Coalition of Reason is a new group. They are planning to sponsor billboards in the area that read "Don't Believe in God? You are not alone." I have added them to our list of organizations in the sidebar.

Another new group is the Dallas Atheists Book Club. They are discussing The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins at their April meeting.

The North Texas Atheists mailing list is now moderated again. No more spam.

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Local organization list updated.

I have updated the list of local organization links as a few of the groups have shut down. I have removed the following closed meetups:

Dallas Atheists
Fort Worth Faithless
North Texas Humanists
Rowlett Brights

The Humanist Fellowship of North Texas has also shut down.

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

North Texas Skeptics

I added the North Texas Skeptics to the list. They have been around for awhile.

We are up to 19 organizations listed now but some of the newer Meetup groups have already disappeared. I will purge them from the list when I get some time.