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Comparing Atheism, Pantheism, and Theism - Part 1

ATHEISM, PANTHEISM, & THEISM: MAKING SENSE OF THE WORLD

For the next three topic nights, we’ll have a series of presentations on these three ways people make sense of the world, each led by a proponent of one of the three views — and then we'll conclude the series on a fourth night with all three interacting with each other and with the rest of the group.

How does one decide?  What reasons can be given to support each?

This is an opportunity for you to hear what each has to say for itself and, in the final session, to see how each holds up under the scrutiny of the others.

Up first on Fri Dec. 13, our own Mark Dixon (with assistance from Kyler Dixon):

Mark was baptized Catholic and attended the Episcopal Church as a child. However, by the time of his confirmation, he already quietly doubted the existence of God and the truth of Christian dogma. His early questioning led to a lifelong exploration of the topic, which caused his early skepticism to grow into a rejection of all supernatural beliefs.

Mark will share how he makes sense of the world through the lens of atheism. His son, Kyler will lend his perspective, too, as someone who has been raised from birth in a nonreligious home.

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Mark and Kyler are active participants in local atheist/skeptic groups along with Mark’s significant other, Sharyl, who introduced them to the local community a few years ago. All three enjoy traveling to atheist and skeptic conferences when they have the chance. Mark leads a small marketing and sales operations team for a large financial services company. Kyler is a junior in high school.

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Afterward, let's continue our conversations at the nearby Blue Moose.

Fred Heeren  / [masked]  /  [masked]


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