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Follow-up discussion on Prof. Boghossian's talk "Manual for Creating Atheists"


Professor Peter Boghossian gives a presentation about his book "A Manual for Creating Atheists" during the 10 am main event at HGP (Humanists of Greater Portland) on Sun. 5-12-13.  What did you think about it?  Did he have any good points?  Are these ideas that you can and will apply in your life?  Would you like to talk about it?  If yes, then here's your chance.

Event: Follow-up discussion on Peter Boghossian's presention "A Manual for Creating Atheists"

Date/Time: Sun. [masked] at 11:45 am (following his 10 am presentation and a short snack break).

Bernie Dehler (an HGP member) will guide the discussion, covering some of these contemplative critical questions:

1. What were Prof. Boghossian's main points?

2. Did you strongly agree or disagree with any of his major points, and if so, why?

3. Does his presentation follow humanist values?  (We will have a poster of suggested humanist values to refer to, thanks to HGP member Steve Jacobs and his Humanist Philosophy Forum work.)

4. Do you see yourself applying these concepts to your life and relationships?

(FYI, Bernie Dehler left the faith in 2009 after 25 years of being a born-again Christian.)

Click here if you'd like more info about Boghossian's main presentation starting at 10 am on Sun. [masked]:

The discussion group is followed by optional lunch starting at 1:15 pm
The lunch is intended for those who attend the discussion group, to continue our discussion of the material and develop relationships.  More details:

McMenamins Tavern & Pool
1716 NW 23rd Ave,
Portland, OR
Google Map link:

------ More Info on Prof. Peter Boghossian ----------

Prof. Boghossian teaches various philosophy courses at PSU.  One of his latest course creations is a class on "Atheism."  In this class, he has had a few famous atheists give special presentations, including Michael Shermer and Massimo Pigliucci.  You can see some of these presentations at this YouTube channel: .

Prof. Peter Boghossian has made some waves in society with some of his previous public lectures.  These can be found on YouTube for free viewing:

1. "Jesus, The Easter Bunny and Other Delusions: Just Say No!"

2. "Faith: Pretending to know things you don't know"

3. "Critical Thinking Crash Course"

4. FFRF Convention 2012 speech "Question your own beliefs"

For more info:

Peter on Facebook:
Peter on Twitter:

Here's a billboard from an FFRF advertising campaign:

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  • Jill

    I think regrouping & discussing helps focus us, helps me anyway, stay more on track as to the main objective the presenter/s have on the material presented. Good.

    May 12, 2013

  • Bernie D.

    RE: "Not sure of event start time. Is it 10 am or 11.45?"

    His main presentation is at 10 am. This event is a follow-on group discussion starting at 11:45 am. Here's a link for the 10 am presentation:

    April 4, 2013

  • Rick

    Not sure of event start time. Is it 10 am or 11.45?

    April 3, 2013

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