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PSU Professor Will Discuss Problems with Faith-Based Beliefs

“We need more educators like Peter Boghossian.”

Sam Harris, bestselling author of “The End of Faith” and “Letter to a Christian Nation"

“Boghossian delivers! Witty, amazingly quick on his feet and highly engaging.”

Chris Johnson, co-founder of The Onion

The Freethinkers of Portland State University is proud to present Dr. Peter Boghossian (who Philosophy News interviewed recently) and his upcoming lecture, “Jesus, the Easter Bunny, and Other Delusions: Just Say No!” The lecture, with extensive Q&A, will be held Friday, January 27 at 7 p.m. at Portland State University’s Hoffman Hall. This talk is free and open to the public. Detractors are especially welcome.

Boghossian will argue that faith is not a reliable process to guide one to the truth. He will explore problems with faith-based processes of reasoning, and also discuss practical strategies for engaging people of faith.

Dr. Boghossian is a faculty member in the Portland State University Department of Philosophy and an affiliate research assistant professor at Oregon Health Sciences University. His primary research areas are critical thinking and moral reasoning. He has published extensively in academic and professional journals, including Journal of the Philosophy of Education, Educational Philosophy and Theory, Informal Logic and Teaching Philosophy.

About The Freethinkers of Portland State University

The Freethinkers of Portland State University is a student-run organization that serves students and the community with a supportive atmosphere and forum for open discussion among atheists, agnostics and individuals who are unsure about religion. It seeks to provide visibility and voice to non-religious students and faculty, promote critical thinking and science education, and foster understanding among community members with various belief systems. For more information, visit

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