NTCOF's March service took place on the 5th. We had an extended Moment of Science on the amazing Trappist-1 star system that has SEVEN earth-sized planets, three of which are in the "habitable zone." We then considered the subject of HERESY and how the forces of modernization have brought a diversity of religions into contact with each other. This is the source of new challenges for people, societies and their institutions, some of which have not been dealing very well with it. This subject relates to religious persecution, obviously. And also to international religious freedom and state-church separation.
More about the March 2017 service and other past services HERE in our forum.
Next month's service will be on April 2nd. We plan a program then to include a look at the question of "Why Be Reasonable?" Reason, of course, can justify many things and, we think, everything that is worth believing in as well as the process of thinking itself. But what justifies reason? Can it justify itself then? We're not afraid of tackling a question that challenges the foundations of our own core values. And that is what we will do at our April service. As usual, we'll have other things too. It will be fun! As we have been and plan to for the rest of 2017, we will meet at the Comfort Inn DFW Airport North. The service starts at 10:30 sharp but come early as most of us do for coffee (and usually snacks ? you can bring some!) and conversation.
Have kids? Bring them too as we offer free childcare and "Sunday School" which is 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, we'll look after and entertain them. We want them to have fun too! Children of all ages need to learn that Freethinking is exciting, important, and absolutely "normal." In fact, Freethought is extraordinary!