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Hovind/Dehler Christian/Atheist Debate

FYI, the event is still in the same building, but they changed rooms due to a higher audience than originally thought. No longer in the ballroom, but now in rooms 294/295/296 (combined).


Event: Christian/atheist debate at Portland State University (PSU)
Date: Thur. [masked]
Time: 6-8 pm (2 hrs.)
Venue: PSU's Smith Memorial Student Union. Once inside, look for rooms 294/295/296 (combined)
Christian: Eric Hovind
Atheist: Bernie Dehler
Cost: Free


Part 1: Debate
Two topics: evidence on origins (universe, biology, etc.); basis of morality.

-- Dehler's position on origin's evidence (10 min.)
-- Hovind's position (10 min.)
-- Dehler cross examines Hovind (10 min.)
-- Hovind cross examines Dehler (10 min.)

-- Hovind's position on morality (10 min.)

-- Dehler's position (10 min.)
-- Hovind cross examines Dehler (5 min.)
-- Dehler cross examines Hovind (5 min.)

Part 2: Audience Q&A (50 min.)
-- Alternate between comments/questions for Hovind & Dehler


Parking info:
Click here for the website for PSU parking info: . Most likely, find on-street parking, or ride the Max. Click here to see a MAX map for interactive planning.

More about Eric Hovind:

Eric Hovind is the President of a young earth creationist ministry called "Creation Today." He has given presentations in five foreign countries and all fifty states. He has a ministry degree from Jackson Hole Bible College (Jackson Hole, Wyoming), a college co-founded by Ken Ham of the "Answers in Genesis" ministry. Click here to see his ministry website: .

More about Bernie Dehler:
Bernie Dehler received a bachelor's degree in electronics engineering from Oregon Institute of Technology in 1984, and his Masters in Ministry degree from Luther Rice Seminary in 2007. He continues to work in the computer design field, since 1984. In 2009, after 25 years as a born-again evangelical Christian, he left the faith and became an atheist. He is now a humanist minister and participates in local religious debates, representing the atheist and secular humanist viewpoints. Click here to see a YouTube channel hosting some of his debates:

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  • Bernie D.

    Here's a funny excerpt from the debate, where a 6th grade atheist challenges Hovind's assertion that "If you don't know everything, you can't know anything; unless you know someone who does."

    "Eric Hovind vs. 6th Grade Atheist"

    November 21, 2012

  • Bernie D.

    The debate is now online here:

    November 21, 2012

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