What we're about

This is a group to discuss the issues between science and religion. All religious faiths (and atheists) are included and welcomed. Anything that deals with science and religion is fair game, such as:

-- Is there DNA evidence for evolution?
-- Were Adam and Eve real people?
-- Can Christians accept evolutionary theory?

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Please only attend if you are sure that you can share your views in a respectful manner. Some people are unable and/or unwilling to discuss their views in a calm and rational way. This is for those few in our society who would like to engage other people of different religious outlooks on a intellectual level.

Guidelines and Rules

1. Respect the moderator. Be quite when requested to do such. The moderator's main roles are to monitor the 'temperature' of the meeting to keep it from boiling over, and to also try to make sure everyone gets a chance to talk (no one person dominating the discussion).

2. Don't try to convince and convert others. Simply share your opinion. If you want to convert others, that is a noble idea, but must be done outside the meeting. Consider building a relationship as a friend first. These meetings can introduce you to potential friends of different viewpoints.

About the organizer:
Bernie Dehler has a BSEET degree from OIT (1984), and a Masters in Ministry from Luther Rice University (2007). He has been working in the computer industry since 1984. Bernie left Christianity (and belief in the supernatural) in Sept. 2009, but still has a healthy interest in understanding the Bible better from every aspect possible, as well as learning about all other belief systems. Bernie is a Secular Humanist and member of various local humanist/atheist groups.

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"On the mountains of truth you can never climb in vain: either you will reach a point higher up today, or you will be training your powers so that you will be able to climb higher tomorrow."
...Friedrich Nietzsche

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"Half the lies our opponents tell about us are untrue."
...Boyle Roche.

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Proverbs 18:17 (AMP)
He who states his case first seems right, until his rival comes and cross-examines him.

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Small, medium, and large world:
One thing that really impresses people of all beliefs is contemplating the very small world which we can't comprehend, our medium world in which we evolved, and large world which we can't comprehend. This website is awesome in explaining this using multimedia:

Richard Dawkins gives a great presentation on this in this TED talk:

Past events (122)

"The Limits of Evolution" w/ atheist critique and audience Q&A

PSU's Smith Memorial Student Union (SMSU)

Christian/Atheist God Debate in Eugene

The Barn Light - East

Bernie debunks Christian apologists in Eugene

Hilyard Community Center

Photos (425)