The Socratic Forum for Thought is hosting a debate on the existence of God. This will take place at the University Branch Library Located at:

5009 Roosevelt Way N. E. Seattle, WA, 98126. 
The debate will take place on Saturday August 31st, from 2:15 to 4:00 p.m.

The debate will take place downstairs (you can also enter the room from the stairs on the side of the building). Parking is located around the back of the building. There is also a paid lot across the street; there is also parking in the surrounding area. We expect this event to fill up quickly (seating is limited).

The debate will take place between Jersey Flight and Duane Morris. 

Jersey Flight is one of the founders of the Socratic Forum for Thought. He is a former Christian dogmatist and defender of the faith; he has debated on several college campuses. He ultimately believes that theism is a scourge to humanity, and has no problem with direct confrontation. He refuses to engage in debates where the opponents cannot interact on a question answer basis. 

Duane Morris grew up in Seattle and is a Christian Theist. He attended seminary in southern California at Talbot School of Theology, completing a Masters in Philosophy of Religion. He has previously served as a college pastor at a few universities and at North Seattle Alliance Church, which is his present church. Currently, he teaches seminars and courses in Christian Apologetics for churches in the Seattle area with the purpose of defending the core beliefs of the Christian Faith.  


This is not your standard debate format, the Socratic Forum seeks to dispose of all pretensions! Opponents are not allowed to hide behind the format. The debaters will begin with a short introduction (opening statements) and then proceed to a 40 minute, face to face, unmoderated conversation, followed by 3 minute closing statements. After this the audience will be free to ask questions, and after this attendees are free to talk among themselves. By this point the atmosphere should be ripe for conversation.

We expect there to be both theists and atheists attending this event. Each are encouraged to show up to support their respective parties.  


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  • Gene L

    So, which arguments were actually debated?

    September 1, 2013

  • John M.

    Martin Luther once wrote: "Reason is the Devil's harlot who can do nought but slander and harm whatever God says or does." In my humble opinion no truer words have ever been written.

    August 30, 2013

  • Gene L

    In the analytic philosophy club we are going to consider one specific argument (the Evolutionary Argument against Naturalism) - are you going to give the audience an idea beforehand which argument(s) will be considered?

    August 17, 2013

  • Gene L

    I've been meaning to attend one of your meetings, but so far they have been scheduled when I am not available. An unmoderated conversation might be better just a called a conversation rather than a debate. I'd disagree about having a format allowing the debater to "hide" - just the opposite - it puts a lot more pressure on the debaters and makes it more difficult to avoid questions.

    August 17, 2013

  • Sorrel R P.

    Do you believe that a statement that is consistent with all possible states of affairs and is thus not subject to either verification or falsification includes a factual assertion?

    August 16, 2013

  • Pat D.


    Please consider posting or forwarding your intro to last night's meeting.


    August 16, 2013

  • Pat D.

    ooooh! Saturdays are bad for me during summer. Please tape the debate if you can. I'll be there if I can.

    August 16, 2013

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