December 21, 2013
Searching the Meetup website
Was raised and had a wonderful experience growing up in an active Christian church/school environment. In college, met a Muslim guy who challenged nearly everything I thought I believed. Ended up with more questions than answers. Ever since then, I'm unsure what I believe, but have never let go of a belief in God's existence. Studying human physiology has never allowed me to entertain the idea that we somehow exist here on earth by chance. I've had limited conversations with an uncle who's atheist, and would like to know more about the basis of that perspective. I'm intrigued by any discussion of world religions, the history of beliefs, how they're similar, how they contradict, whether they're supported by science, etc. Any and all of it sounds interesting and worth knowing more about.
Portland native, gone for college years and first job, have been back since 1998. Finding myself at a point in life where perhaps I need to stretch myself a bit -- to meet new people, try new things, learn new skills, and challenge my thinking.