The Humanists of Fort Worth is a dues supported organization for atheists and freethinkers in the greater Fort Worth area. We are independent minds seeking truth through empirical evidence, reason, and science, rather than through dogma, tribal folklore, mythology, and superstition.
Humanism is a philosophy of life that affirms our ability and responsibility to lead ethical lives that aspire to the greater good of the world without reference to the supernatural. We agree with Thomas Paine, the Father of the American Revolution, when he said, "My country is the world, and my religion is to do good," and with Robert Ingersoll, "My creed is this: happiness is the only good. The place to be happy is here. The time to be happy is now. The way to be happy is to make others so."
Please join our Meetup group and visit us at one or more of our scheduled events. If you like us, we hope you will become a dues paying member. Dues are only $25 per person per year, $40 per couple or household, and $10 for students.
Our regular meetings are on the second Wednesday of the month at the Westside Unitarian Universalist Church in Fort Worth (attendance is higher than the RSVPs reflect). What distinguishes us from other area freethinker groups is that we offer thought-provoking speakers and topics at our regular meetings. Our discussion board will give you samples of some of the topics that interest us:
We also offer social activities which we announce on this site.
Why, you might ask, do we meet at a church? Unitarian Universalist ("UU") churches have no dogma, and many UUs are atheists and freethinkers. In fact, the modern American humanist movement was co-founded by three Unitarian ministers. Our local organization was co-founded by a beloved minister of the Westside UU church who was himself an atheist. The Westside UU Church continues to support us by providing a great meeting place. Frankly WE WOULD NOT EXIST WITHOUT WESTSIDE'S SUPPORT, and we appreciate them. Prior to putting up our Meetup site, virtually all of our members found out about our group from attending Westside and its Adult Forum, and several of our core, dues paying members are members of Westside.
All dues paying members are welcome to join our Planning Committee and have a say and a vote about future speakers, topics, and events and to run for office at our annual election. Our group is only as good as our members make it.
The Humanists of Fort Worth was granted a chapter charter by the American Humanist Association. We are also an Affiliated Local Group of the Council for Secular Humanism, and a member of the DFW Coalition of Reason, an umbrella organization for freethinker groups in North Texas.
Lastly, help support us and show your solidarity with the humanist community by buying one of our attractive, unique coffee mugs pictured above here (http://www.hofw.org/coffee.html).
All are welcome to attend our events, but if you are a devotee of some religion, please don't attend for the purpose of proselytizing or discussing your religion (yes, this has happened). This is a private group created to provide a space that allows nontheists to enjoy the company of other nontheists. In other words, attend if you wish, but please keep your religious beliefs to yourself.