"Two events you don't want to miss next Sunday Sept 8th.
In the morning, the man the legend: Ray Hyman will be in Portland to give a demonstration and lecture on critical thinking. Ray Hyman, along with James Randi, Martin Gardner, and Paul…"
"BANG! The Musical celebrates science; telling the history of the universe with humor, music, and dance.There are three shows this weekend: Fri@7pm, Sat@2pm, Sat@7pm. Tickets are $18 at the door, but there are discounts for seniors, students, and…"
"The 3rd Annual Portland Humanist Film Festival is here. Friday thru Sunday Oct 26-28th. 17 independent films. 4 box office films. Q&A meet directors of 2 films.
Buy now and save $5 of the weekend pass.
"The Amazing Legend himself, James Randi, will be in Portland giving a lecture on Feb 16th. Cost is $10. Get your tickets today.
CFI members (anyone who has donated $60+ in the last year) get in free + VIP seating!
For more info"
Independent Films. Box Office Films. Meet the Directors. Lectures by Tom Flynn and Bruce Adams. All weekend long Festival Pass for just $20. Incredible line up for this year's Portland Humanist Film Fest. FRIDAY: [$5] 5:00 The Nature of Existence + Meet Film Director Roger Nygard7:00 The Invention of Lying9:00 Monty Python's Life of Brian (back by popular demand with LoB Costume contest & prizes!) SATURDAY: [$10] 2:00 The…See More
There's a Free Speaker Event this Friday at PSU. The topic is:New Atheism... or New Audience?The presentation will challenge the conventional wisdom about the new movement gaining ground across the country. Center for Inquiry President and CEO Ron Lindsay will argue that the so-called “New Atheism” does not represent a radical departure from “old atheism”—or from secular humanism. Lindsay will assert that the new atheists have received more attention than the old atheists because people in the…See More
"Atheists in Portland... Yep. Lots. Here's the ones I help run. We have about ~250 people right now in CFI-Portland:
¤Secular Humanists of East Portland (CFI East Portland = movies)
¤Beaverton Atheists (CFI West Portland = monthly…"
Co-Coordinator of Center For Inquiry Portland. Committed to bringing back critical thinking and evidenced-based rationality to the American public.
Was Presbyterian Christian for ~10 years, Young Earth Fundamentalist Evangelical for ~10 years, have been Atheist for ~7 years.
Why are you here?
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The religion you left
Why you left your religion.
I believed the Bible was the word of God. I believed what I was told about evolution not being true. While taking 3 semesters of thermodynamics for my engineering degree, I realized what I was told about evolution going against the 2nd law of thermodynamics was completely not true. "If that is wrong, what else have I been told that was wrong?" From there I started reading and investigating. The Creationism beliefs I had crumbled under the evidence. Next I decided to actually research Christianity and the Bible (instead of just believing and telling people "It's the word of God" yet not really studying it critically). Was disgusted by some of the things in the Bible. Saw that it made more sense that humans created Judaism than it being a real religion. Gave up Christianity and searched for "the real religion". Found Buddhism. Was very happy. Still found of Buddhism, though I don't believe any of its supernatural beliefs (reincarnation, karma). Atheism makes the most rational sense and is non-contradictory.
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