The Cowtown Humanist
A chapter of the
American Humanist Association and
Alliance of Secular Humanist Societies.
Volume 4, No. 3
Early Summer Edition -- condensed by all the heat
. . .
Our meeting will be 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 12, at
Westside Unitarian Universalist Church, 6901 South McCart. The speaker will be
author Jim Barr.
At the last meeting, Dr. Joe Barnhart from UNT
spoke to us about the conflict between "education" and
"brainwashing." The distinction is not as obvious as it may seem,
even for we free-thinkers. All in all, it was a fine discussion, and if you
weren't there, you're going to really regret it . . . If you weren't there,
you're going to really regret it . . . If you weren't there, you're going to
really regret it (repeat several more times).
Don't forget, we will again gather before the
meeting for dinner, fellowship and signs of food poisoning. Continuing our
"Taste of Fort Worth" tour, this month we will dine at Applebee's
Neighborhood Grill, 5030 South Hulen (just past Overton Ridge Blvd). We'll
convene at 5:30 -- plenty of time to enjoy a meal, and still get the dishes
done. Hope you'll want to join us!
Just for fun
(Editor's note: This one will be even more
effective if you read it with an Irish accent.)
A young Irish boy went to church to make
"Bless me Father, for I have
sinned," he began. "I have had intimate relations with a young
lady." The priest sighed. "Is that you, little Tommy
"Yes, Father, 'tis I."
"I thought so," the priest
said. "Sure 'n this has been a problem among you youngsters of late. And
who might be the girl you were with?"
"I shan't be tellin' you,
Father. It would ruin her reputation."
"Well, Tommy, I'm bound to find
out sooner or later, so you may as well tell me now. Was it that lovely
"Father, I cannot say."
"Was it Patricia
"I'll never tell."
"Was it Bridget O'Shanter?"
"I'm sorry, but I'll not name
"Well was it Katherine O'Dell,
"Please, Father, I cannot tell
The priest sighed in frustration.
"You're a stubborn lad, Tommy O'Shaughnessy, that's for sure. And now
you've sinned, and you must atone." After that, the priest gave the boy
his penance, and sent him on his way
Outside the church, Tommy's friend
Seamus was waiting for him. Nervously, he approached Tommy. "So," he
asked, "what'd you get?"
"Three Hail Mary's"
Tommy and answered, "and four more good leads."
Hope to see you Wednesday,
How to reach us
Shane Taylor, Chairman
Mike Haney, Vice Chairman
Reed Bilz, Secretary
Dolores Ruhs, Treasurer
Jeff Rodriguez, Newsletter Editor