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To create a positive impact on our shared world, our mission is to provide a community that values and promotes a freethinking life unencumbered by the biases of tradition, dogma, and authority and that encourages people to live a reason and evidence-based life characterized by close fellowship, ethical contemplation, critical thinking, community service, and the appreciation of scientific knowledge and understanding of the universe and our place in it.

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Upcoming events (5+)

George W. Bush Presidential Museum Tour (No Gathering & Potluck this month)

George W. Bush Presidential Center

This event is cross-posted to our Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/pg/fofdallas/events There will be no Gathering and Potluck this month. Instead, we will take a group tour of the George W. Bush Presidential Museum. This is a FREE event, but a $5.00 per head donation to help offset our cost would be greatly appreciated. You can pay at the door or on our website at https://fofdallas.org/. Some of us plan to meet at Cafe 43 at 11:30 for lunch before the tour. Please add a comment here, if you would like to join us so we can reserve enough room. Learn more about the museum here: https://www.georgewbushlibrary.smu.edu/Visit/Highlights Directions, Parking, and Public Transporation options: https://www.georgewbushlibrary.smu.edu/Visit/Plan-Your-Museum-Visit/Directions-Parking Cafe 43: https://www.bushcenter.org/plan-your-visit/dining.html

AIDS Services of Dallas Supper Club

Ewing Center

Please indicate on the list what you would like to bring. Please click here for the list: HERE (https://docs.google.com/document/d/1mKQmlx4YUYml6wPVEz6qZUvQ30gFPi7pzEjnOiKRYn4/edit?pli=1) We will provide a meal for the residents the fourth Thursday of every month. Also, if you cannot attend but would like to contribute needed items, please let us know and we will get the items from you! However, we would love to see you there! AIDS Services of Dallas (http://www.aidsdallas.org/) is a 501(c)3 organization that provides medically supportive housing to low-income persons living with HIV/AIDS. They have four facilities for people living with AIDS. We will participate in the Supper Club program at the Ewing Center, which houses 15-20 residents. The Supper Club is a program that provides the residents hot, nutritious meals every night. In addition to sharing home cooked meals, social interaction is also an important benefit. Here is a map to all the buildings at AIDS Services of Dallas: http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?hl=en&ie=UTF8&msa=0&msid=214153140555964570089.0004561584fdcd4c54f1e&z=14 Please note that Ewing is the GREEN dot. The address is 731 N. Ewing, BUT the entrance is on Comal. Park on Comal.

FoF Newbie Night at Union Park Addison

Union Park Addison

Are you new to Fellowship of Freethought? Join us for delicious food, cocktails, and interesting conversation with other newcomers. This meetup is geared towards first timers or people who've been to 1-5 FoF events, to help ease the jitters most of us have on our first meetup. Let's keep this freethinking group growing, in a safe setting, since the person sitting next to you will be new as well. Active members are welcome to come help our newcomers feel at home, but our priority is for new members.

Philosophy Club

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What: Philosophy Discussion Group When: One Saturday of each month, from 2pm – 5pm (3 hours, including a break) Where: Natural Grocers in Richardson How: READINGS discussed in-depth amongst the group. No tests, no lecture… we help teach each other in a spirit of learning. TOPIC: Bayesian Epistemology “It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it." - Aristotle For the past year, we have been discussing epistemology, a branch of analytic philosophy which deals with questions about knowledge and justification. This month we will continue the discussion, considering what rationality requires if one has only a probabilistic degree of certainty. (Other readings will be provided online.) THIS MONTH'S READINGS: 1) An introductory chapter from a textbook on our topic: https://www.dropbox.com/s/k6kche2kgn1ifvj/titelbaum_ch1.pdf?dl=0 (The Dropbox app is required to access this article via a smartphone.) 2) Chapter 11 of the textbook we have been reading through out the past year: https://www.amazon.com/Epistemology-Contemporary-Introduction-Alvin-Goldman/dp/0199981124/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1504551390&sr=8-6&keywords=epistemology EXPECTATIONS: Readings are not required, but we ask that you please stay on topic during the discussion. There is no rule about adhering to any party line during the discussion. We have a diverse collection of opinions (as we found when we discussed philosophy of religion!) We are approaching these topics in a "spirit of learning": we should be humble (we do not know everything), eager to learn, and willing to challenge each other while being kind and considerate. There will be people of various backgrounds in philosophy — you do not need to be an expert in philosophy to be in the group. If a topic is new to you, here are some good resources, if you are interested: - Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia) - Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (http://plato.stanford.edu/) - Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy (http://www.iep.utm.edu/) - The Oxford Companion to Philosophy (http://amazon.com/o/ASIN/0199264791/ref=nosim/fellooffreetd-20) ________________________________________________________

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Board Games @ Madness Games & Comics

Madness Games & Comics

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