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  • 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...
  • Is more of this in store for winter 2014?
    Are you cold, that's because Winter 2014 arrived on November 7, 2014
    Over the last few weeks the United States has been experiencing what the meteorologists are calling “unseasonably cold” weather. ABC News featured an article “Early Season Snow, Cold Shocks the Southeast”, which goes on to...
  • Nothing beats Nordstrom for beauty counter service at least in Norfolk
    Nothing beats Nordstrom for beauty counter service at least in Norfolk
    The beauty junkie was running out of cosmetics during a cruise on Crystal Serenity from New York to Miami that stopped in Norfolk, VA. But because her home stash runneth over she didn’t want to buy any. So she did the next best thing, tore...
  • Vladimir Putin, The Doctor Of Love
    Vladimir Putin, The Doctor Of Love
    On Friday November 7, 2024 while attending the 15th Congress of the Russian Geographical Society the world saw a different side of Russian President Vladimir Putin. We saw a caring loving man that we do not get to see very often. Putin began to...
  • Christian/Atheist Debate in Beaverton
    Christian/Atheist debate now airing on local cable TV
    A recent Christian/atheist debate in Beaverton will now be shown on cable TV in Portland's Washington County area. The debate was "Is there evidence for the existence of God?" with Christian Dennis Marcellino and atheist Bernie...
  • Christian/Atheist Debate
    Christian Philosopher Debates Atheist in Beaverton on Tue. 11-18-14
    Christian philosopher Phil Smith will debate atheist Bernie Dehler in Beaverton on Tue. 11-18-14. All details for the free event can be found here:http://tinyurl.com/kd9dkmp . The topic is "Is Faith in God Warranted?"Phil Smith is a...
  • This rabbit is definitely not enjoying the moment
    What are you really so busy doing?
    Occasionally, your National Taoism Examiner encounters a person who is (to say the least) overburdened with their constant activity-work and general “busy-ness”. We all know someone like this; the type of person who is constantly busy;...
  • Ask a Christian
    Atheist 8th grader asks Christian about God's omniscience (debate excerpt)
    On Wed. 9-17-14 Bernie Dehler (atheist) debated Ben Clifton (Christian) on the topic of morality. In this video excerpt, an atheist 8th grader asks Ben about God's "all-knowing" abilities. If God knows all, why bother doing anything,...
  • Is God Needed for Morality?
    Is God Needed for Morality?
    Many people (not atheists!) seem to think that belief in God is somehow required to have morality. They say that if people didn't believe in God, then they would become immoral. I suppose because they think that they need to have a God...
  • Massimo Pigliucci schools Neil deGrasse Tyson
    Massimo Pigliucci schools Neil deGrasse Tyson
    Massimo Pigliucci is a Philosopher and biologist about whom we have written in the past in both agreement and disagreement—see here.Neil deGrasse Tyson is well, for our purposes it is enough to note that he is a militant Atheist activist...
  • Science vs. Religion
    Christian/Atheist Debate in Beaverton on Sept. 17, 2014
    Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence." ~Carl SaganThere will be a free Christian/atheist debate in Beaverton on Wed. September 17, 2014 at 7 pm. All event details can be found here:http://tinyurl.com/np6838y . The title of the...
  • A squirrel contemplates Wu Wei.
    Wu Wei: The meaning of doing without doing
    Taoism has been misunderstood by many throughout its vast and ancient history. The misunderstandings are common among those that consider themselves Taoists and even more among those who have no training in the system, yet however, choose to write...