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Frisco Atheists

A gathering place for atheists in Frisco, TX.

Location: Frisco, TX
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Latest Activity: Nov 3, 2011

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Does a Bible Bowl event sound like fun?

Started by Mark Johnston. Last reply by Mark Johnston Sep 22, 2009. 2 Replies

Meet the Rabbi?

Started by Mark Johnston. Last reply by Josh Murray Jul 17, 2009. 5 Replies

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Comment by katy lavallee on April 24, 2009 at 9:21pm
dag nabbit, i'm in illinois. when's the next one?
Comment by Don DeNatale on April 24, 2009 at 1:32pm
I should be able to make the meetup this Sunday. Thanks for organizing it!
Comment by Mark Johnston on April 24, 2009 at 1:28pm
The next meetup is Sunday, April 26. Same old place and time.
If you didn't make it to the Meet the Pastor night, be sure to come. We'll fill you in on the details, plus there's a little bit of follow-up.
Comment by Mark Johnston on April 23, 2009 at 6:39pm
I hate those mirror neurons. When I'm walking on the sidewalk and someone else is walking near me I have to try (try HARD sometimes) not to walk in lockstep with them.
Comment by katy lavallee on April 22, 2009 at 10:54am
http://www.sciam.com/article.cfm?id=synchrony-groups-behavior-cooperate

"Synchrony seems to be built into the brain. Mirror neurons, neurons that fire when performing an action as well as when the subject is seeing that action performed, are found in significantly larger numbers in human brains relative to primate brains. The same neurons responsible for perceiving and understanding an action (say, seeing someone clap his or her hands) are responsible for generating that action (clapping your own hands). We are natural born imitators."
Comment by Mark Johnston on April 11, 2009 at 11:32am
Here's an update on the "Meet the Pastor" event this Thursday. There are 4 atheists and 3 believers that are pretty much certain to come. One atheist on the "maybe" list and 2 believers who were invited but have not yet responded. So it looks like 7-10 people so far. Again, an RSVP is not required (but still appreciated). Try to get there a little before 8 so you can sit close to the action.
Comment by Mark Johnston on April 7, 2009 at 5:31pm
An amazing coincidence - almost what you would call a Class C miracle - Pastor Chuck had been planning on doing a series of sermons beginning in late April about (get this) faith and doubt. Could it get any better than this? Our get-together on the 16th is a big win for us, because a local church leader (and a TBD number of believers) will get to see atheists as normal, likable people. It's a big win for Pastor Chuck because it can round out his ideas on the topic of doubt by seeing it from our perspective. This is much better than I had hoped. Please try to come to the event. If you need a ride, send me a note. Remember 8pm on Thursday, April 16.
Comment by Don DeNatale on April 5, 2009 at 9:48am
Hi all, I just wanted to make sure everyone was aware of 2 new nonbelief billboards that were put up last week by the DFW Coalition of Reason (dfwcor.org). Cool stuff. Here's a link to the Dallas Morning News story.
http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/news/city/fortworth/stories/040109dnmetbillboards.3b5b112.html
Comment by katy lavallee on April 4, 2009 at 10:35am
I got it. Thanks Mark! In case anyone has trouble, you can also view the calendar in the browser here:
http://www.google.com/calendar/embed?src=friscoatheists%40gmail.com&ctz=America/Chicago

Or add it to something besides google calendar with this address:
http://www.google.com/calendar/ical/friscoatheists%40gmail.com/public/basic.ics
Comment by Mark Johnston on April 4, 2009 at 10:29am
We now have a Google Calendar. When you are in the calendar tool, there is a search box beneath the "My Calendars" box. Type "friscoatheists" in the search box and see if you can see the calendar. There is 1 event on April 16th. I think that the world can see the calendar. Please let me know whether or not you're able to find it.
 

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