08 – Jackie Burgett – Paranormal Enthusiast turned Atheist and Secular Parent

Jackie Burgett – Paranormal Enthusiast turned Atheist and Secular Parent

Jackie Burgett is an atheist living and learning in the Portland, Oregon area. She was raised Catholic, but was fascinated by the supernatural and attempted to conduct séances in her spare time. After high school, she went to PCC to pursue a degree in Welding Technology. On a whim, she took a few classes in philosophy and they ignited her interest in the big questions and critical thinking.

After transferring and then graduating from college with a Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy, she missed the intellectual opportunities at school. Jackie found another outlet for the curious mind: Meetup.com. While becoming a part of the atheist scene in Portland, she met other women who had journeyed from religion to atheism. Her story was published in Karen Garst’s book, Women Beyond Belief: Discovering Life Without Religion.

Jackie’s email: darkstar072@gmail.com

Music – Original Composition by Esther Nicholson

Podcast Logo by Sarah Nicholson

Podcast episode on YouTube

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