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CFI Beaverton Atheists Meetup
Enjoy an evening of engaging, relaxing and interesting conversation at our casual gatherings held the last Wednesday of every month. Our members share a common desire to discuss life experiences and personal views without fear of judgement or alienation. The meetings boast sympathetic and knowledgeable listeners from a variety of backgrounds - from the atheist to the agnostic to the unsure. Common ground within our eclectic group is easy to find. Our informal meetings span a variety of topics, including religion, politics and science. Our time is spent in an unmoderated group setting, and often more than one discussion occurs at a time. Attendees are encouraged to switch seats, meet and greet others, and enjoy some of the best coffee and chocolate around. Join us! The Beaverton Atheists Meetup is an activity of CFI Portland (http://www.centerforinquiry.net/portland/). If you want to get the bigger picture about what's going on in the freethought community around Portland, that's the calendar to check! About CFI. The purpose of the Center for Inquiry (http://www.centerforinquiry.net/about/) is to promote and defend reason, science, and freedom of inquiry in all areas of human endeavor. The Center for Inquiry is a transnational nonpartisan, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that encourages evidence-based inquiry into science, pseudoscience, medicine and health, religion, ethics, secularism, and society. The Center for Inquiry is not affiliated with, nor does it promote, any political party or political ideology. Through education, research, publishing, and social services, it seeks to present affirmative alternatives based on scientific naturalism. The Center is also interested in providing rational ethical alternatives to the reigning paranormal and religious systems of belief, and in developing communities where like-minded individuals can meet and share experiences.

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Meet local atheists, agnostics, secular humanists, scientific naturalists and other friends of reason for conversation and friendship! We often meet on Portland's West side but welcome people from anywhere. This group meets socially to discuss how to live and raise a family in a society greatly influenced by religious beliefs. We have a robust love of both life and reason and we bring that sentiment to our gatherings. Meetings are informal and social. Conversation is spirited and polite. For those with families looking to meet other atheist/agnostic families, we recommend the Secular Family Network. It's a place for secular parents to help one another with parenting issues and to connect to other parents who are raising their children without religious beliefs. It can be found here: http://meetup.com/cfi-sfn/ So come out, have fun, and meet people who share your sense of better living by understanding the natural world on its own terms and without supernatural beliefs. This group is a project of CFI Portland: On meetup at http://meetup.com/cfi-portland and on the web at http://centerforinquiry.net/portland

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