Overflow crowd turns out to see Richard Dawkins at the College of Charleston

Mar 9, 2013 Full story: Post and Courier 94

Crowds jammed into the Physicians Memorial Auditorium and three overflow rooms at the College of Charleston Saturday night to see Richard Dawkins, the world's most famous atheist and evolutionary biologist.

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Lincoln

United States

#63 Mar 16, 2013
Siro wrote:
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KKs 'atheism' is formed from the hatred of the God of Abraham, it is pure maltheism.
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KK does not post intelligent posts, he posts a marxist dialectic psychobabble in the same manner as Boob of QF. Why dont you note how these 'atheists' tell everyone to abandon their faith in God so as to be 'progressive'.
You may call me a troll but I say you seem to be a bet each way or as the Bible says 'neither hot or cold but lukewarm so I will spit thee from my mouth'. You try to mean everything to everyone but you will end up meaning nothing to no one.
Topix atheists are maltheists and regardless of how much you try to befriend them they will always hate you.
You seem to have some hatred yourself?
Henry

Chemnitz, Germany

#64 Mar 16, 2013
CunningLinguist wrote:
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Not exactly...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kitzmiller_v._Do...
Tammy Kitzmiller, et al. v. Dover Area School District, et al.(400 F. Supp. 2d 707, Docket no. 4cv2688) was the first direct challenge brought in the United States federal courts testing a public school district policy that required the teaching of intelligent design. In October 2004 the Dover Area School District changed its biology teaching curriculum to require that intelligent design be presented as an alternative to evolution theory, and that Of Pandas and People was to be used as a reference book.
The plaintiffs successfully argued that intelligent design is a form of creationism, and that the school board policy violated the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment to the United States Constitution. The judge's decision sparked considerable response from both supporters and critics.
Eleven parents of students in Dover, York County, Pennsylvania, near the city of York, sued the Dover Area School District over the school board requirement that a statement presenting intelligent design as "an explanation of the origin of life that differs from Darwin's view" was to be read aloud in ninth-grade science classes when evolution was taught.
The plaintiffs were represented by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), Americans United for Separation of Church and State (AU) and Pepper Hamilton LLP. The National Center for Science Education (NCSE) acted as consultants for the plaintiffs. The defendants were represented by the Thomas More Law Center (TMLC). The Foundation for Thought and Ethics, publisher of Of Pandas and People, a textbook advocating intelligent design and whose prominence within the trial was such that it is sometimes referred to as the Dover Panda Trial, tried to join the lawsuit late as a defendant but was denied for multiple reasons.
The suit was brought in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania seeking declaratory and injunctive relief. Since it sought an equitable remedy, by the Seventh Amendment, right to a jury trial did not apply. It was tried in a bench trial from September 26, 2005 to November 4, 2005, before Judge John E. Jones III, a conservative Republican appointed in 2002 by George W. Bush.
On December 20, 2005, Jones issued his 139-page findings of fact and decision ruling that the Dover mandate requiring the statement to be read in class was unconstitutional. The ruling concluded that intelligent design is not science, and permanently barred the board from "maintaining the ID Policy in any school within the Dover Area School District, from requiring teachers to denigrate or disparage the scientific theory of evolution, and from requiring teachers to refer to a religious, alternative theory known as ID."
All eight of the Dover school board members who were up for re-election on November 8, 2005 were defeated by a set of challengers who opposed the teaching of intelligent design in a science class, the ninth member was not up for re-election. The school board president subsequently stated that the board did not intend to appeal the rulin
Not even angels were of intelligent designs, they were a mere nothings. No devil, no hell, no purgatory, no heaven no anything else after death. That is the only truth. Angels are just a laugh not any more. So what? Well the atomic age and this is the end of mankind! We are on this way!
Henry

Chemnitz, Germany

#65 Mar 16, 2013
Givemeliberty wrote:
Yes we see the atheism movement growing rapidly here in the US. The believers hate it but it is what it is. The non religious numbers in America will double in the next 10 years.
To be an atheist is only reasonable. So you are just a sober men no more. Unfortunable in a nuclear age even, you are to late for a human being to survive!
Henry

Chemnitz, Germany

#66 Mar 16, 2013
Siro wrote:
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KKs 'atheism' is formed from the hatred of the God of Abraham, it is pure maltheism.
<quoted text>
KK does not post intelligent posts, he posts a marxist dialectic psychobabble in the same manner as Boob of QF. Why dont you note how these 'atheists' tell everyone to abandon their faith in God so as to be 'progressive'.
You may call me a troll but I say you seem to be a bet each way or as the Bible says 'neither hot or cold but lukewarm so I will spit thee from my mouth'. You try to mean everything to everyone but you will end up meaning nothing to no one.
Topix atheists are maltheists and regardless of how much you try to befriend them they will always hate you.
Atheists don`t have to hate religionists. Religionists don`t be reasonable but they are sick as far as religions are concerned!
Lincoln

United States

#67 Mar 16, 2013
Henry wrote:
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Atheists don`t have to hate religionists. Religionists don`t be reasonable but they are sick as far as religions are concerned!
Thanks for the 3 posts for Der Faderland :-)
Give your hatred a rest

“It's all about the struggle”

Since: Jun 10

Location hidden

#68 Mar 16, 2013
Thinking wrote:
Hindus don't.
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Focus, dimwit. Dawkins was speaking of Christians.

“It's all about the struggle”

Since: Jun 10

Location hidden

#69 Mar 16, 2013
Henry wrote:
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Dawkin does not have to contribute anything to religions, because religions are nothing else except myths!
Nobody asked him to, moron. Do try to wake up and think for a minute.

The point *is* that he refuses to adopt a "live and let live" creed. Nobody is trying to bully him into *being* a believer in ANY religion. Nobody gives a shit whether he is religious or not. He only makes his little speeches to draw attention to himself. He can't stand drifting into anonymity like so many other professors who wrote a book and had 15 minutes of fame. He's an aging fckg narcissist who needs to get over himself already.

“It's all about the struggle”

Since: Jun 10

Location hidden

#70 Mar 16, 2013
Henry wrote:
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I told in an earlier post, I agree with that completely!
So nothing you believe is necessarily reality? Gotcha.

xD

“It's all about the struggle”

Since: Jun 10

Location hidden

#71 Mar 16, 2013
Lincoln wrote:
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Thanks for the 3 posts for Der Faderland :-)
Give your hatred a rest
lol, there are atheists and then there are Topix atheists, two separate and distinct ideological groups. One group is comprised of normal, decent people we know in real life/offline, the later is made up of wussy little shyts who need someone smarter to mimic. Too bad the smart atheists they mimic are graceless toads.
Jimmy

London, UK

#72 Mar 16, 2013
nanoanomaly wrote:
<quoted text>Nobody asked him to, moron. Do try to wake up and think for a minute.
The point *is* that he refuses to adopt a "live and let live" creed. Nobody is trying to bully him into *being* a believer in ANY religion. Nobody gives a shit whether he is religious or not. He only makes his little speeches to draw attention to himself. He can't stand drifting into anonymity like so many other professors who wrote a book and had 15 minutes of fame. He's an aging fckg narcissist who needs to get over himself already.
No theist can argue against dawkins, which is why they attack his character instead.

Since: Mar 11

Lexington, KY

#73 Mar 16, 2013
Dawkins just wants a proper separation of church and state. Several religious people agree on that.

“It's all about the struggle”

Since: Jun 10

Location hidden

#74 Mar 16, 2013
Jimmy wrote:
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No theist can argue against dawkins, which is why they attack his character instead.
Why should anybody want to argue with him if he minds his own fkg business? Nobody is trying to drag the priss to church.

“It's all about the struggle”

Since: Jun 10

Location hidden

#75 Mar 16, 2013
Givemeliberty wrote:
Dawkins just wants a proper separation of church and state. Several religious people agree on that.
There already is separation of church and state in this country.

Since: Mar 11

Lexington, KY

#76 Mar 16, 2013
We are supposed to have that wall of separation yet often this is not the case and worse we see each and every day rich and wealthy religious zealots try to force their religion upon others in secular society.

I went to school with a children from non Christian religions and too often I remember seeing their embarrassment when Christian prayer or traditions and holidays were pushed on them. Certainly it was uncomfortable to say the least.

One girl was grabbed and slapped silly by four Christian classmates for refusing to say Jesus is lord. She was Hindu and when the teacher had everyone tell about their church it was clear she was uncomfortable. The teacher assured her she could speak freely but some classmates were shocked that Hindus didn't believe Jesus was god. After class they targeted her.

Had the teacher in a health class of all subjects remained neutral and secularly focused during the class instead of promoting her church, that girl would not have been targeted.
nanoanomaly wrote:
<quoted text>There already is separation of church and state in this country.

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#77 Mar 16, 2013
Siro wrote:
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Like how you believe that youre a woman?
Now that certainly isnt true!
Poof
Well, you made two assertions for me, tell me what else you want me to say.

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#78 Mar 16, 2013
nanoanomaly wrote:
<quoted text>Why should anybody want to argue with him if he minds his own fkg business? Nobody is trying to drag the priss to church.
Really? So tell us what Dawkins believes too.
Lincoln

United States

#79 Mar 17, 2013
Givemeliberty wrote:
We are supposed to have that wall of separation yet often this is not the case and worse we see each and every day rich and wealthy religious zealots try to force their religion upon others in secular society.
I went to school with a children from non Christian religions and too often I remember seeing their embarrassment when Christian prayer or traditions and holidays were pushed on them. Certainly it was uncomfortable to say the least.
One girl was grabbed and slapped silly by four Christian classmates for refusing to say Jesus is lord. She was Hindu and when the teacher had everyone tell about their church it was clear she was uncomfortable. The teacher assured her she could speak freely but some classmates were shocked that Hindus didn't believe Jesus was god. After class they targeted her.
Had the teacher in a health class of all subjects remained neutral and secularly focused during the class instead of promoting her church, that girl would not have been targeted.
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"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof"

is not a wall
and depends on Federal Courts decisions.
Thinking

Mirfield, UK

#80 Mar 17, 2013
You're a cu*t. Focus on that.
nanoanomaly wrote:
<quoted text>Focus, dimwit. Dawkins was speaking of Christians.
Siro

Sydney, Australia

#81 Mar 18, 2013
Skeptic wrote:
You're a cu*t. Focus on that.
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Were you talking to the mirror when you typed this ^^^
Thinking

Mirfield, UK

#82 Mar 18, 2013
You're projecting, mess.
Siro wrote:
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Were you talking to the mirror when you typed this ^^^

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