The differences in audiences was very apparent in my presentation in Portland. It was clear from the start that there were a significant number of religious people in the audience as well as a large number of non-religious people. The college students seemed more upset about the characterization of religion as a virus and did not like the humor as much as the CFI attendees. This is the same talk I always give, I made no changes or exceptions for this group, the the write up was quite different… Continue
Added by Darrel Ray on October 18, 2009 at 2:52pm —
Had a hugely successful event at Reed college tonight. Leslie of the Reed Student Secular Humanists and Kurt of CFI Portland did an incredible job of publicizing the event and 160 people showed up. I was surprised at the number of recovering Catholics and Jews in the audience - or at least the number who spoke about it or mentioned it. It looks like we will get an RR group going in Portand soon. 7 people stayed after the talk to discuss how to get a group started.
Added by Darrel Ray on October 8, 2009 at 1:00am —
Off to Portland this week to speak at Reed College about The God Virus. If you know of anyone in the Portland area, let them know. Here is a link to the Reed College event. You will notice that Richared Dawkins is trying to upstage me by coming to... Portland State on Oct. 10. I think I'll let him slide this time.
I will also be letting people know about RR and hoping to get some interest and getting some groups started in the… Continue
Added by Darrel Ray on October 4, 2009 at 10:51am —
September will be a very busy month for me and for Recovering from Religion. It looks like we will add another two groups in the next couple of weeks. I am speaking five times in the LA San Diego area Sept. 17-20, and several times in Oct. in San Francisco, Portand. and maybe Seattle.
Added by Darrel Ray on September 6, 2009 at 11:45pm —