Boghossian to Speak on Religion as a Delusion




Dr. Peter Boghossian of Portland State University will be giving a speech at Portland State titled, “Jesus, the Easter Bunny and Other Delusions: Just Say No!” The talk is being sponsored by the Freethinkers of Portland State University. Dr. Boghossian has been stirring up some controversy with his thesis that the cognitive processes that are used to form religious beliefs are unreliable and draw people away rather than towards the truth.

Philosophy News interviewed professor Boghossian recently about his ideas and Peter has appeared on the Lars Larson show and has been the subject of newspaper articles and blog posts. Philosophy News will be attending the event on Friday and will be tweetcasting live. Follow the tweetcast at #philosophynws.



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