|Sent on:||Monday, January 2, 2012 10:27 AM|
For the Westside Discussion group:
On[masked] Dennis Marcellino and I had a debate/discussion on "Are we a spirit in a body... or just a body?" It is now online, for free viewing:
Our next event is again at Evergreen Presbyterian Church, on the topic of morality, on Tue. 1-17-12. I'll moderate it, and Pastor Nathan will represent a Christian viewpoint, and Tom Gebhardt (former Christian, now atheist) will represent an atheistic viewpoint. All details are here:
I also listed an event at Portland State University, by a philosophy professor (Peter Boghossian) with the topic “Jesus, the Easter Bunny, and Other Delusions: Just Say No!” It is a speech hostile to Christian faith; however, the professor says he welcomes critical feedback from believers. I have some Christian friends who are evangelists and apologists and they are interested in attending. The professor recently held a similar presentation at PSU, and the crowd was standing-room only. All details are here:
I can also list Christian events, if they are open to critical feedback from the audience. Please forward any such events to me.
There will be a mock debate on Sun. 1-29-12. The topic is about whether the God of the Bible (not just any God) can be proven to not exist. Although I'm an atheist, I will play the part of a Christian, as I believed in 2009 and considered evangelical Christian and author Prof. Denis Lamoureux as a role model. I will represent the views of Prof. Lamoureux as best I can. Dr. Lamoureux is author of "Evolutionary Creationism." My opponent will be atheist Justin Rose, who is also a former Christian. Justin attends local CFI, etc. gatherings, so if you are a local atheist/agnostic, you may have met him. All details are here:
PS: Happy New Year to all!