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  • Naturalism
    Portland-area atheists and agnostics gather for a social dinner on Tue. 1-6-15
    The Center for Philosophical Naturalism is hosting a dinner social in Beaverton on the night of Tue. 1-6-15. This is a time for atheists and agnostics in the community to get to know each other and share company without having to deal with people...
  • Animals show love
    Atheists and agnostics talk about love on Tue. 12-16-14
    The Center for Philosophical Naturalism is hosting a discussion group in Beaverton on the night of Tue. 12-16-14 to discuss how we can be loving people. No superstition (or supernatural beliefs) required. The core materiel will be taken from the...
  • Christian theology
    Ask a seminary professor: how can a god become a human?
    On Tue. 12-9-14 there is a debate at Portland State University called "Can a God Become a Human?" The atheist is Bernie Dehler (author of "Modern Science and Philosophy Destroy Christian Theology), and the Christian is seminary...
  • Naturalism is reality
    Is "naturalism" a bleak philosophical outlook? Christian Pastor claims yes.
    Atheism is depressing. Or so says the Christian pastor in this video clip excerpt. This is an excerpt of the full video and event of the Christian/atheist debate entitled "Do Ghosts Really Exist?" Bernie Dehler (atheist, former Christian...
  • An atheist's take on "faith."
    An atheist's view on "faith"
    On 11-18-14, Phil Smith debated Bernie Dehler on the topic "Is faith in God warranted?" Phil Smith is a Christian philosophy professor at George Fox University, and author of a few books, including "Why Faith is a Virtue."...
  • Social Dinner
    Atheists and agnostics gather on Wed. 12-3-14 for a social dinner
    If you are an atheist, agnostic, humanist, freethinker, etc. that would like to meet some like-minded friends, then join us at our next social dinner at Beaverton's Red Robin Restaurant on Wed. 12-3-14. All event details can be found here:...
  • Christian and atheist discussion
    Can a god become a man?
    On Tue, 12-9-14 there will be a Christian/atheist debate at Portland State University on the topic "Can a God Become a Man?" The Christian is Gerry Breshears, a professor of theology at Western Seminary. The atheist is Bernie Dehler (a...
  • Why would a woman want to be a Christian
    Why would a woman want to be a Christian?
    On 11-18-14, Phil Smith debated Bernie Dehler on the topic "Is faith in God warranted?" Phil Smith is a Christian philosophy professor at George Fox University, and author of a few books, including "Why Faith is a Virtue."...
  • Feelings are evidence?
    Are feelings evidence for the existence of God?
    On 11-18-14, Phil Smith debated Bernie Dehler on the topic "Is faith in God warranted?" Phil Smith is a Christian philosophy professor at George Fox University, and author of a few books, including "Why Faith is a Virtue."...
  • A stonecutter poses with his creation
    Are you dissatisfied with being special or with not being special?
    As we continue towards the end of the year, many news outlets (print, radio and TV) will begin to tabulate and report various statistics for criteria they have determined as important for us to know.Many of these statistics will be in the form of...
  • philosophy no reason to hide
    There's no reason to hide with philosophy.
    Often, products are slapped with snappy names that grab your attention at first glance. That is, after all, a brilliant marketing ploy to draw consumers in and empty their wallet. How often does a beauty product actually live up to its claim?...
  • Philosopher
    What did the philosophers know and when did they know it?
    “I should be much more afraid of being mistaken and then finding out that Christianity is true than of being mistaken in believing it to be true” (Blaise Pascal).[1]I am revisiting my reading of the book entitled “The Great...
  • Philosophy Granny Apple
    Shower Stories: Granny's Apple Pie Philosophy
    Everyone has a tale to tell that has been repeated over and over again throughout their childhood.Mine is my father's apple pie story- in which he recalls growing up with his mother, aka "World's Best Apple Pie Baker". Despite...
  • Christian/atheist debates in the Portland area
    Christian/atheist debate: Is faith in God reasonable?
    On Tue. 11-18-14, you are invited to a free atheist/Christian debate in Beaverton. The topic is "Is faith in God warranted?" All details for the event can be found here:http://tinyurl.com/kd9dkmp . Representing a Christian viewpoint is...
  • Do ghosts exist? Discuss it.
    Atheist/Christian debate: Do ghosts really exist? (Free video online)
    Do ghosts really exist? This is the question that Bernie Dehler (atheist, former Christian) debated with Nathan Lewis (Pastor of Evergreen Presbyterian Church in Beaverton Oregon) on Sun. 10-26-14. You can now freely see the video online at this...