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Bill W.


Portland, OR

Member since:

January 18, 2014

How did you hear about the group?

From the CFI website.

What kinds of activities would you like to see this kind of group do?

I'm open to investigation/discussion of many topics. Since most of my life was lived from a Christian perspective, I'm especially interested in the opinions of other atheists.

What does being an atheist/agnostic/etc mean to you?

I have had to revise many of the prior beliefs I held. I believe that it provides a much more realistic view of the world, and barring some divine intervention I could never return to my prior beliefs.

How long have you been a non-believer?

My father was a fundamentalist minister ("missionary" in Alaska), I attended church schools through college, and was a church member until my wife of 44 years passed away. Unanswered questions I have had caused me to press the "reset" button in 2003, and I have probably been an non-believer since about 2005.


I'm a retired engineer, living in Beaverton. My wife and I love to travel, usually taking a couple of trips each year. Have interests in golf, art, science, films, "investing" and many other areas I won't have enough lifetime to explore.

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