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Meetup Cancelled: Fourth Friday at The Lab: FrackNation - *We're sorry to announce that our scheduled screening of Frack Nation is cancelled, due to the holiday weekend. We will resume FF@L on 6/24. See you there! * Ryan H. May 17, 2016 10:13 PM
BAM Meetup - Looks like we might be a little b Dan B. Apr 25, 2016 2:29 PM
Movie reminder - Tonight! - Hi Everyone!  Just a reminder that we are hosting the exclusive Portland showing of Chris Johnson's  A Better Life at the Clinton tonight at 7.00pm! Paid members of CFI are invited to a meet-and-greet with the film maker at 5.30pm SylviaB Apr 4, 2016 8:50 AM
Meet & Greet With Chris Johnson Before "A Better Life Screening" - ATTENTION CFI MEMBERS: We will be having a special meet and greet with director Chris Johnson prior to the film screening of "A Better Life", this coming Monday April 4th. The meet and greet will be at 5:30 PM at Dots Cafe across Ryan H. Mar 31, 2016 12:21 PM
Meetup details changed: CFI Portland Presents: David McAfee - We have corrected an error in the listing of this meetup. The original posting said that this event is free. It is actually a ticketed event: $5.00 for CFI members, $10.00 for the general public.  We apologize for the error. You can SylviaB Mar 23, 2016 10:10 PM
David McAfee tomorrow - get your tickets! - I just wanted to remind you all that the event with author David McAfee is coming up tomorrow at 7.00pm at the Lucky Lab in NW Portland! David has written several books about atheism, most recently his children's book call SylviaB Mar 23, 2016 9:35 AM
Have You Got Your Tickets Yet for David McAfee THIS Thursday? - Hey Freethinkers -  Don't forget - THIS Thursday, David McAfee will be at the Lucky Lab on Quimby presenting on his new book "The Belief Book".  Tickets are on sale now -  $5 for member and $10 for nonmembers.  You can purchase tickets r Ryan H. Mar 20, 2016 10:05 PM
Tickets for David McAfee, Jerry Coyne, and "A Better Life" available NOW! - Hey freethinkers -  We're very excited to announce that tickets for several of our upcoming events are available NOW!  Remember, tickets for all of these are only $5 for CFI Portland members AND you get exclusive meet and greets with all o Ryan H. Mar 3, 2016 12:28 PM
FF@tL: Pandora's Promise is TONIGHT! - Hey Freethinkers - Just a reminder that tonight at 7 PM is the inaugural edition of our new monthly meetup event "Fourth Friday @ the Lab" at the Lucky Labrador on NW Quimby.  We will be screening the documentary film "P Ryan H. Feb 26, 2016 12:42 PM
CFI Portland's Inaugural "4th Friday @ The Lab" is THIS Friday! - Hey Everyone - Just a reminder that this Friday is the inaugural edition of CFI Portland's new monthly meetup event, formerly known as the Metro Monthly.  These will now be taking place at the Lucky Labrador at 1 Ryan H. Feb 22, 2016 12:58 PM
Meetup Cancelled: METRO MONTHLY–Lecture, Dinner, Drinks & Child Care - Just a quick note to let you know that we have canceled our Metro Monthly on Jan. 8 2015 because our venue was no longer able to accommodate us due to some schedule changes on their part. But never fear, we have a new ven SylviaB Dec 17, 2015 2:26 AM
Meetup details changed: METRO MONTHLY–"The War on Drugs" Lecture, Dinner, Drinks & Child Care - This month's Metro Monthly topic: The War on Drugs For more details, see the full listing:­events/226024936/ When : Friday, SylviaB Dec 8, 2015 1:30 PM
No METRO MONTHLY in October - Hi, folks, we canceled the October METRO MONTHLY because our venue was not available. We'll be back up and running in November . If you were planning to bring your kids to the children's program, we have scheduled an alternative to SylviaB Sep 30, 2015 11:20 AM
New BAM Coordinator Needed - Hello all, I regret to inform you all that my personal schedule and circumstances have changed, and I am no longer unable to coordinate the monthly Beaverton Atheists Meetup. While I might be able to make a meeting from time to time, I am looki Alan L. Sep 9, 2015 2:35 PM
Meetup details changed: METRO MONTHLY–Lecture, Dinner, Drinks & Child Care - I've updated this Meetup. For more details, see the full listing:­events/225084725/ When : Friday, September 11,[masked]:00 PM SylviaB Sep 7, 2015 3:42 PM
Meetup details changed: METRO MONTHLY–Lecture, Dinner, Drinks & Child Care - I've updated this Meetup. For more details, see the full listing:­events/225084725/ When : Friday, September 11,[masked]:00 PM SylviaB Sep 7, 2015 3:42 PM
Now Hiring: CFI-Portland part-time administrator - You can find details about the position here:­t/about/employment   SylviaB Sep 4, 2015 11:46 AM
BAM Next Week!!! - Please RSVP to BAM! Alan L. Aug 20, 2015 1:22 PM
Reminder to BYOD for tonight's event - As you know, we'll have to use a different venue tonight, because our regular venue is closed for remodeling. That means that we won't have a bar available, so please bring any alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks you would like to have before SylviaB Aug 14, 2015 8:54 AM
Meetup details changed: New Location! METRO MONTHLY–Rebecca Vitsmun, Humanist Disaster Recovery Network - The LOCATION for this month's METRO MONTHLY has CHANGED! For more details, see the full listing:­events/224108915/ When : DaniT Aug 12, 2015 12:52 AM
BAM Next Week!!! - I hope everyone's summer is going well, and I hope to see you next week at BAM! Alan Alan L. Jul 22, 2015 4:37 PM
BAM Next Week!!! - Hello, all. The BAM Meetup is next week. It kind of snuck up on me this month. Hope to see you there - please RSVP. Alan BAM Coordinator Alan L. Jun 18, 2015 12:31 PM
Sunday: Secular Coalition in the Pride Parade - --A Message from the Secular Coalition for Oregon-- FINAL REMINDER: We hope you'll join the Secular Coalition for Oregon's contingent in the Portland Pride Parade tomorrow (Sunday, June 14th) as members and supporters of the Freedom From Religi Brian H. Jun 13, 2015 10:14 PM
This Friday: Supreme Court Digest - Hello All! We have an exciting Metro Monthly coming up this Friday evening. One of Oregon's foremost legal scholars, Lewis & Clark's Prof. William Funk, will be discussing this year's most important and interesting Supreme Court cases. Incl Brian H. Jun 11, 2015 1:08 PM
Please Join Us Tuesday - Religion & Oregon's Public Schools - The  Portland branch of the Center for Inquiry is excited to sponsor this important and timely talk by  Katherine Stewart , renowned author of  Brian H. Jun 7, 2015 1:54 PM
The Oregonian Covers our Bill! - Hello All! The Oregonian published an article covering our secular celebrant bill today. Right now, many of the comments on the article are not supportive. Please visit the article and leave your own comment of support at the bottom. ht Brian H. Jun 4, 2015 2:16 PM
ACTION ALERT: Secular Celebrant Bill stalled in Senate - Please Don't Wait! - ACTION ALERT! Our secular celebrant bill, HB 3483, passed the Oregon House on May 19th with 35 YES votes. Now it's held up in the Senate with only weeks left in the legislative session. Your calls and emails made all the difference in making it this fa Brian H. May 31, 2015 5:04 PM
BAM on Weds. - RSVP! - BAM is next week - hope to see you there! Alan Litchfield BAM Coordinator Alan L. May 21, 2015 3:39 PM
Take Action: Tell Your House Rep to Support CFI's Secular Celebrant Bill! - Earlier this year, Oregon Rep. Mitch Greenlick, working with the Oregon branch of the Center for Inquiry (CFI), introduced a bill to authorize secular celebrants to solemnize marriages Brian H. May 14, 2015 1:39 PM
Take Action: Tell Your House Rep to Support CFI's Secular Celebrant Bill! - Earlier this year, Oregon Rep. Mitch Greenlick, working with the Oregon branch of the Center for Inquiry (CFI), introduced a bill to authorize secular celebrants to solemnize marriages Brian H. May 14, 2015 1:38 PM
May Metro Monthly cancelled due to venue conflict - Dear Members:  Please note that we have had to cancel the Metro Monthly for May because the Norse Hall has informed us that the venue was not available on our regular date.  See you all next month! SylviaB May 3, 2015 6:06 PM
RSVP For BAM - BAM in one week. Please let us know if you will be there! Alan BAM Coordinator Alan L. Apr 22, 2015 2:38 PM
BAM at Moonstruck Tomorrow! - Please RSVP! Alan L. Mar 24, 2015 4:39 PM
BAM's coming up Wed! - Just sayin'. Please RSVP and come! Alan L. Mar 19, 2015 11:27 AM
BAM next week! (Wednesday) - It snuck up on me during this short month. I hope to see everyone next week at Moonstruck. Please RSVP. Alan, BAM Coordinator Alan L. Feb 19, 2015 4:49 PM
Invitation from our friends at HGP: we're having a Darwin Day Concert! - Tell your friends: HGP is having a Darwin Day Concert! Thursday, Feb 12, 7:30-9PM (doors open at 7) Friendly House (East Room, upstairs; elevator access), NW 26th and Thurman $20 admission — or pay what you can Space limited: S Sue M. Feb 10, 2015 5:56 PM
Great BAM Turnout! - Approximately 15 people attended the January Beaverton Atheist's Meetup, an excellent turnout. I overheard and/or participated in discussions on the United States Supreme Court, traveling the contiguous United States, tabletop role playing game philoso Alan L. Jan 30, 2015 3:00 PM
BAM Tomorrow! - I'm looking forward to the first 2015 Beaverton Atheist Meeting. Hope to see you there. -Alan BAM Coordinator Alan L. Jan 27, 2015 6:55 PM
BAM on Jan 28th! (Finally) - BAM's first meetup is in one week. I'm looking forward to seeing you all again and hearing how the new year is treating you. Should the subject for the night's conversation be, "Failed Resolutions: How to Avoid Them"????? Perhaps. I'll leave that to ea Alan L. Jan 21, 2015 12:19 PM
No BAM next week, or Dec. - I have not scheduled BAM Meetup next week because it is a day before the Thanksgiving holiday. The December BAM Meetup is not scheduled for the same reason. The next scheduled BAM Meetup is Wednesday,  January 28, 2015. If any of y Alan L. Nov 21, 2014 1:59 PM
Important BAM News from Coordinator! - Hello, fellow non-believers! Two items: The BAM Meetup is next week, Wednesday. Please RSVP. Also, here is some very important news: Protect Portland Children, the anti-Good News Club organization seeking to resist and block the e Alan L. Oct 23, 2014 1:32 PM
BAM on Wednesday - Remember: BAM is on Wednesday, and the Portland Humanist Film Festival is this Saturday. Alan L. Sep 18, 2014 2:46 PM
Only 6 days until PHFF 2014! - DaniT Sep 13, 2014 12:22 PM
Fun Time at BAM - again! - I had a great time a the Beaverton Atheist Meetup last night. Eric from Texas visited us all the way from San Antonio. He was in town for a friends wedding - welcome, Eric! As per usual I blew my calorie count out of the water with some dark ch Alan L. Aug 28, 2014 4:33 PM
BAM in one Week - Go to the pizza at Papa's tonight if you can. If not, then RSVP for BAM in one week! Alan L. Aug 20, 2014 4:35 PM
Humanist Film Fest Sept. 20 - The Portland Humanist Film Festival is proud to present a series of engaging screenings for the fall of 2014 and into 2015. The next in the series will run from 12 noon till just after 9pm on September Alan L. Aug 12, 2014 8:55 AM
BAM on Wednesday - It's that time, again - RSVP for the BAM meetup next week! Alan L. Jul 24, 2014 2:07 PM
Must Listen(s)! - I would like to recommend two shows for your listening pleasure: First, our own Brian Harvey speaks out on OPB's Think Out Loud yesterday against the toxic encroachment of "Good News Clubs."­ams/think Alan L. Jul 15, 2014 9:28 AM
BAM & The Good (Bad) News Club - Last night's BAM meetup was enjoyable and informative. We discussed the "Good News Clubs" that will soon be arriving in Portland. These clubs are after-school programs organized by an evangelical foundation. Portland, as one of the most unchurched stat Alan L. Jun 26, 2014 12:34 PM
BAM Tonight / Book of Mormon - I'm looking forward to BAM this evening. In the meantime, enjoy this podcast I recorded with an LDS scholar titled: A False History of the West: The Book of Mormon http://www.malcontentsgambit.c­om/2014/06/25/a-false-history-­of-the-west-the-book Alan L. Jun 25, 2014 9:02 AM
BAM Tonight / Book of Mormon - I'm looking forward to BAM this evening. In the meantime, enjoy this podcast I recorded with an LDS scholar titled: A False History of the West: The Book of Mormon http://www.malcontentsgambit.c­om/2014/06/25/a-false-history-­of-the-west-the-book Alan L. Jun 25, 2014 9:02 AM
BAM this Wednesday - I hope the weather is sunny for BAM this Wednesday at Moonstruck. I hope to see you there - please RSVP. Alan Alan L. Jun 20, 2014 10:18 AM
Timely conversation about criticizing Islam - I had a great conversation with Ex-Muslim and co-founder of the Ex Muslims of North America, Muhammad Syed, who talks to me about his growing group dedicated to building community, normalizing criticism of Islam and fighting bigotry. I think it i Alan L. Jun 9, 2014 9:14 AM
Cosmos Cancelled - Hello Everyone, I'm sad to say that The Mission Theatre is closed for remodel, they won't be hosting Cosmos again this week, and their calendar is also not showing them playing the finale.  In an effort to keep us togethe Camille R. Jun 1, 2014 8:31 AM
Great Time at BAM!!! - Hello, All, Even though the numbers were small (there was about 7 of us), the conversation at BAM last night was stimulating and enjoyable. We talked about a variety of issues, such as how to cope if you're married to a Christian, how non-belie Alan L. May 29, 2014 11:32 AM
BAM Tomorrow! - Yes, it's a short week, so BAM is tomorrow! Alan L. May 27, 2014 2:01 PM
BAM this Wednesday - Please come! Please RSVP! The weather is here, wish you were beautiful! Alan Your fearless leader Alan L. May 23, 2014 9:28 AM
Only 3 Episodes Left! - You're Invited to the Mission Theatre to view the current episode of the new series, Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey! Come watch Cosmos at the Mission Theatre with us, there are only 3 episodes left!  I get CFI 25 of the best seats i Camille R. May 18, 2014 10:27 AM
Student Scholarships to Skeptic's Toolbox - College Student Scholarships to the 2014 SKEPTIC'S TOOLBOX, August 7-10, 2014!!  O4SR will again offer two student scholarships to the Skeptics Toolbox. This skeptical workshop run by Ray Hyman will be in Eugene, Oregon, on the University o SylviaB May 13, 2014 3:55 PM
Metro Monthly: Don't bring a dish, bring $ 5.00 - We are making an important change to our Metro Monthly event: The Metro Monthly is no longer a potluck, but food will be provided. We are asking everyone for a $ 5.00 donation per adult meal (children eat f SylviaB May 7, 2014 12:22 PM
Cosmos Viewing at the Mission Theatre - You're Invited to the Mission Theatre to view the current episode of the new series, Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey! Doors open at 7:30pm, show begins at 9:00pm.  NO MINORS.  21 and older only with ID. This is a great opportunity to mix and min Camille R. Apr 27, 2014 7:28 AM
BAM in one week! - RSVP for BAM - it's in one week! Alan L. Apr 23, 2014 3:35 PM
BAM in one week! - RSVP for BAM - it's in one week! Alan L. Apr 23, 2014 3:34 PM
Religious Conservatives Wrong on Church Freedoms - I had an interesting interview with Rob Boston, Director of Communications at Americans United for Separation of Church and State. We discussed the Hobby Lobby v. Sebelius Alan L. Apr 22, 2014 1:38 PM
Cosmos on Easter Sunday! - Hello Everyone! The mission theatre will Camille R. Apr 20, 2014 10:03 AM
Cosmos Viewing at the Mission Theatre! - Good afternoon everyone! Camille here.  I am lo Camille R. Apr 13, 2014 2:02 PM
Next week's speaker Robert Price on local podcast - Robert M. Price, who is in Portland presenting "The Christ Myth" next week, was a guest on Malcontent's Gambit Podcast Podcast Information below. SylviaB Apr 3, 2014 9:45 AM
Bible Geek Views Jesus as Myth, Book of Acts as Funny Fiction - Dr. Robert Price is coming to town next week and giving a speech for CFI at the Lucky Lab on Thursday eve (April 10). I was able to talk to him and publish a podcast of our talk. Below is a little preview of what we can expect. Alan L. Apr 2, 2014 9:17 AM
Topic details added – Special event: "The Christ Myth" by Robert M. Price (after Member Reception) - I've updated this Meetup. For more details, see the full listing:­events/172782392/ When : Thursday, April 10,[masked]:30 PM SylviaB Mar 28, 2014 9:16 AM
Tonight! Cosmos! - Hello Everyone, If you're receiving this, you have a seat for Cosmos, and I'll be looking for you!  I really do like to greet everyone, it's my thing.  Come find me when you get there! Last week wasn't as busy as the premier, but the Camille R. Mar 23, 2014 8:09 AM
RSVP for BAM - Wednesday - Come one, come all! Hope to see you there. Alan Alan L. Mar 20, 2014 1:40 PM
Communicating Science and Humanism through the Arts - As you may know, Center For Inquiry–Portland has been funding community performances of the musical BANG! (more about the show below), and we would love to see it turned into a professional production. The show's creator, Fred Strong, has just launch SylviaB Mar 18, 2014 10:12 PM
Cosmos on Sunday! -   Camille R. Mar 15, 2014 9:32 AM
Philosopher Argues Against Christianity’s Double Standard - Hello, all, Alan here, BAM coordinator. I thought you all might be interested in my current podcast - lots of anti-apologetics involved, and it's very interesting. Below is a description and a link. Thanks, Alan http://www.malconte Alan L. Mar 11, 2014 9:01 AM
BAM is this Wednesday! - Please come! Alan L. Feb 20, 2014 11:33 AM
BAM in one Week! - Our first 2014 BAM meetup is in one week. RSVP now! Alan L. Jan 22, 2014 2:05 PM
Topic for January METRO MONTHLY - Our topic for the January Metro Monthly: Richard E. Wackrow - 5 Myths about Airport Security & More " At some point in the past twelve years, the U.S. government’s war on terror crossed a thres SylviaB Dec 28, 2013 10:33 AM
No BAM in December - Moonstruck is closed on Dec. 25, the next Scheduled BAM date. Sorry, there will be no BAM until the last Wednesday in January. Have a great month, and happy new year. Alan Alan L. Dec 19, 2013 12:29 PM
Photos for 3rd Annual Dark-to-Light Gala - DaniT Dec 14, 2013 8:41 PM
Tomorrow is your last day to tempt fate at the Gala on Friday the 13th - Join the 49 other non-superstitious attendees at our 3rd annual Dark to Light Gala. Ticket sales close in just over 24 hour, on Friday December 6th. If you're still undecided about whether you want to risk calamity, here's a message fro SylviaB Dec 5, 2013 9:05 PM
Gala/Podcast - Hello, everyone. Below is a link to a podcast with Dr. John Shook. We discuss  a little philosophy, the evolution and future of the god debates, and the meaning of the word faith. I also mention CFI Portland's Dark-to-Light Gala at the end of the Alan L. Dec 2, 2013 8:55 AM
BAM Tonight - BAM is tonight! Hope you all can make it. Alan Alan L. Nov 27, 2013 12:21 PM
Please help us prepare: Purchase your Gala ticket by December 6th - The most festive and fun event of our year is fast approaching, and so is the ticket purchase deadline of December 6th. Please note that RSVPing to the event on the Meetup page will not guarantee you a seat. This is an all-vo SylviaB Nov 25, 2013 10:20 AM
BAM - RSVP for BAM - it's the day before Thanksgiving this year, so come on over and join in on some great conversation before annoying your relatives with your secular beliefs! Alan L. Nov 21, 2013 10:31 AM
Meetup details changed: Sean Faircloth w/ Peter Boghossian: How to Create a Secular America - I've updated this Meetup. The event actually starts at 8.00 p.m., doors open at 7.30. For more details, see the full listing:­events/1485 SylviaB Nov 9, 2013 1:21 PM
See you tonight! And see what else we're doing! - If you are getting this email more than once it is because you receive announcements fro DaniT Nov 8, 2013 2:48 PM
Sean Faircloth Lecture - For those of you who can't make the Friday lecture at PSU (or are enticed by the idea of more manageable parking), Sean Faircloth will also be speaking at Lewis & Clark Law School the following day (Saturday, November 16t Brian H. Oct 31, 2013 5:43 PM
BAM Tomorrow - A friendly, gentle, and dare I say, loving reminder that BAM is tomorrow. I am looking forward to it! Alan L. Oct 29, 2013 9:16 AM
BAM is this Wednesday! - Just a friendly reminder - BAM is this Wednesday. Please RSVP. Hope to see you all there!   Alan L. Oct 24, 2013 6:52 PM
CFI-Portland: October's a busy month! - DaniT Oct 10, 2013 8:54 PM
BAM Wed. \ Podcast on Science - Make sure to RSVP for BAM!!! In the meantime, I had an interesting talk with the author of, The Way of Science: Finding Truth and Meaning in a Scientific Worldview. Below is a link to the podcast: Alan L. Sep 18, 2013 9:27 AM
Content added: Inaugural METRO MONTHLY with Ray Hyman -- Food, Lecture, Drinks & Child Care - I've added a more detailed description of the presentation to this Meetup . For more details, see the full listing:­events/135483362/ SylviaB Aug 30, 2013 9:06 AM
Atomic Theory’s Progress Refutes God, Supernatural - For your listening pleasure on your way to BAM tonight: I just published my conversation with Vic Stenger, a retired elementary particle physicist who has written many critically well-received popular books that interface between physics, cosmo Alan L. Aug 28, 2013 9:09 AM
BAM Tomorrow - The rumors are true: BAM is tomorrow Alan L. Aug 27, 2013 4:38 PM
BAM Wed. - Reminder - BAM is next week! Please come. -thanks Alan L. Aug 22, 2013 8:51 AM
A better venue for our walking events - Very soon, you will see our joint walking events disappear from the meetup calendar. That is because the secular organizations of Portland have given those events a new home: We started a new meetup group specifically for outdoor exercisers. The SylviaB Aug 20, 2013 9:32 AM
Meetup details changed: Movie & a Meal 8/'13-2/'14 Schedule @Hillsboro F.I.L.M. Series/New Seasons Deli! - I've updated this Meetup. For more details, see the full listing:­events/132953132/ When : Friday, August 9,[masked]:45 PM Sue M. Aug 3, 2013 11:24 PM
Aron Ra Reveals the Tricks and Tropes of Professional Creationists - I just published my conversation with Aron Ra, a passionate proponent of rationality, science and critical thinking. Our conversation focuses on refuting creationist nonsense and the proper understanding of evolution. A description and link are below: Alan L. Jul 31, 2013 9:17 AM
BAM tonight - Hope to see everyone there!!!! Alan L. Jul 31, 2013 9:13 AM
BAM in one week - Be sure to RSVP for BAM - hope to see you all there. Alan L. Jul 24, 2013 2:39 PM

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