Ask an Atheist Day

Ask an Atheist Day was a success.

There were perhaps four or five somewhat heated (or somewhat respectful) debates with only a few more (often humorously intended) questions. Most of the activity at the table was atheists letting us know how cool we are, grabbing a couple of our custom name tags, and putting down emails to get in touch.

The amount of support was not unexpected but rather pleasant. Steven was a tad disappointed with the number of brave theists who actually asked questions- he thought there’d be more.

Success!

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Fall Term Meeting Schedule

The first meeting of the Freethinkers of PSU is set for

October 4, 2pm to 4pm in Smith Center Student Union room 296.

The rest of the term is as follows – all meeting times are at 2pm:

Date Room Notes
10/4 Smith Memorial Student Union 296
10/11 Smith Memorial Student Union 294
10/18 Smith Memorial Student Union 294
10/25 Smith Memorial Student UnionĀ 294
11/01 Smith Memorial Student UnionĀ 294
11/08 Smith Memorial Student Union 047A This is a conference room between the bowling alley and OIT, right next door to the Student Prayer center.
11/15 Smith Memorial Student Union 323 This room is tucked behind the elevators on the 3rd floor of Smith. We had many meetings there last year.
11/22 Smith Memorial Student Union 294
11/29 Smith Memorial Student Union 294

 

You can also look at the Smith Memorial Union floorplan map.

Updated Schedule / Skeptics Links

First, here is an updated schedule for Winter 2011:

Tuesday 1/4 4-6 SMU 294

Tuesday 1/11 4-6 SMU 294

Tuesday 1/18 4-6 SMU 294

Tuesday 1/25 4-6 SMU 294

Tuesday 2/1 4-6 SMU 294

Tuesday 2/8 4-6 SMU 294

Tuesday 2/15 4-6 SMU 323

Tuesday 2/22 4-6 SMU 323

Tuesday 3/1 4-6 SMU 323

Tuesday 3/8 4-6 SMU 294

Note that for weeks 7-9 we will be upstairs in room 323. All other meeting sites and times remain the same.

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And now, as mentioned in one of our meetings earlier this term, here are some good links to websites and podcasts on skepticism:

Sam Harris

Tonight, Oct 21 2010, Freethinkers of PSU in conjunction with CFI Portland present Sam Harris at the First Unitarian Church downtown (map). Harris will be lecturing on his new book, The Moral Landscape in a free event. Doors open at 6:30 and the event will start at 7:00. This is a momentous occasion, and we are proud beyond measure to sponsor Sam Harris here in Portland!