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Sun. morning discussion: Atheists for Dummies (21 sessions)

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Update: Venue changed, was Qdoba Restaurant now the Vose mtg. room.

This is at the Beaverton Community Center, in the Vose Room. The building is located across the street from the Beaverton Library. From the perspective of the parking lot, enter the building from the right side door (facing the street). (The front door may be locked with no one there to let you in. Our room is next to the side door so we can see you and let you in from the side.)

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In this series, Bernie Dehler will give a short overview from a Chapter of Dale McGowan's book "Atheism for Dummies." Click here (http://www.amazon.com/Atheism-Dummies-Religion-Spirituality/dp/111850920X) to see the book listed at Amazon.com ($15.44 paperback; $9.99 Kindle; $11 used). See the bottom of this page for the schedule (which chapter to read for which Sunday). It is best if you pre-read the material, but drop-ins are welcome (attend one or more sessions).

Note:
This week is ch. 6, and you can read it online for free here:
http://tinyurl.com/p22vsmm .

Who is this Sunday session meant for? People of all belief systems are welcome to attend. Are you an atheist and want to learn more about what atheist leaders are teaching, or would you like to share an alternate viewpoint from that of the author? Then this is for you. Are you an agnostic and wondering if you should be an atheist? This is for you. Are you a Christian or Muslim and are curious what atheists believe? This is for you. As long as you can be friendly and inquisitive, and the topic interests you, then this Sunday session is for you.

Venue. This is at the Beaverton Community Center, in the Vose Room. The building is located across the street from the Beaverton Library. From the perspective of the parking lot, enter the building from the right side door (facing the street). (The front door may be locked with no one there to let you in. Our room is next to the side door so we can see you and let you in from the side.)

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To learn more about The Center for Philosophical Naturalism, see us on:

Web: http://www.PhilosophicalNaturalism.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/philosophicalnaturalism/

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More info on this series, schedule:

Previous sessions:
Part I: Understanding What Atheism Is
10-13-13 Chapter 1: Meeting Atheism
10-20-13 Chapter 2: Unweaving the Rainbow of Disbelief
10-27-13 Chapter 3: Recognizing What Atheists Do and Don’t Believe — and Why
11-3-13 Part II: Following Atheism through the AgesChapter 4: Finding Atheism in the Ancient World
11-10-13 Chapter 5: Going Medieval

11-24-13 Chapter 6: Enlightening Strikes <<----

Future dates:

Chapter 7: Opening a Golden Age of Freethought
Chapter 8: Growing Up in the Tumultuous 20th Century
Chapter 9: Voicing a New Atheism, and a New Humanism, for the 21st Century
Part III: Reading the Great Works of Atheism
Chapter 10: Uncovering Lost, Secret, Censored, and Forbidden (http://www.dummies.com/store/product/Atheism-For-Dummies.productCd-111850920X,navId-322516,descCd-tableOfContents.html) Works
Chapter 11: Sampling Important Works: Deep Thoughts, Big Thinkers
Chapter 12: Laughing in Disbelief: Challenging the Divine with Humor
Chapter 13: Reawakening Passionate (http://www.dummies.com/store/product/Atheism-For-Dummies.productCd-111850920X,navId-322516,descCd-tableOfContents.html) Disbelief: Key Works of the 21st Century
Part IV: Living a Full Life without Belief in God
Chapter 14: Getting Personal with Atheism Today
Chapter 15: Being Good with or without God
Chapter 16: Seeing the World Naturally
Chapter 17: Being an Atheist in a Religious World
Chapter 18: Getting the Best of Religion … and Leaving the Rest
Part V: The Part of Tens
Chapter 19: Ten Surprising Things about Atheists and Other Nonbelievers
Chapter 20: Ten (Plus One) Famous People You May Not Know are Nonbelievers
Chapter 21: Ten Fun and Easy Ways to Explore Atheism
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More about the author:
Dale McGowan, PhD, writes the popular secular blog The Meming of Life, teaches secular parenting workshops across North America, and is executive director of Foundation Beyond Belief, a humanist charitable organization. He has been interviewed in major publications, such as Newsweek and the New York Times, and was 2008 Harvard Humanist of the Year.