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Old 10-11-2011, 12:44 PM
 
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Richard Dawkins Event Banned by Michigan Country Club | Center for Inquiry

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The Wyndgate terminated the agreement after the owner saw an October 5th interview with Dawkins on The O’Reilly Factor in which Dawkins discussed his new book, The Magic of Reality: How We Know What’s Really True.

In a phone call to CFI–Michigan Assistant Director Jennifer Beahan, The Wyndgate’s representative explained that the owner did not wish to associate with individuals such as Dawkins, or his philosophies.
Here is the interview with Dawkins


Bill O'Reilly vs. Richard Dawkins on 'The Magic of Reality' - YouTube
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Old 10-11-2011, 12:59 PM
 
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Default Disgust, excitement, dissapointment in under 2 minutes...

Nana,

You really caused a mini-storm of emotion in my cubicle at work!

I read your post and the article and was disgusted that someone would behave in such a discriminatory way.

Then I got really excited, because I live in Rochester Hills! How in the world did I not know about this?!? They are still holding the diner, they just moved it. To a hotel 2 miles from my house!

Finally, disappointment, because they are sold out. So even though Dawkins will be appearing within walking distance of my front door, I can't go. Oh well, my wife is out of town, and if I went without her, she would be really jealous.

Man I wish I had known about this! I gotta keep track of the CFI calendar better.

NoCapo
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Old 10-12-2011, 07:35 PM
 
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Did they really not understand who they were getting when they got Richard Dawkins? Wow.
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Old 10-13-2011, 12:41 AM
 
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"...the owner did not wish to associate with individuals such as Dawkins, or his philosophies."

Too large a step up for him, I suppose.
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Old 10-13-2011, 09:15 AM
 
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"...the owner did not wish to associate with individuals such as Dawkins, or his philosophies."

Too large a step up for him, I suppose.
Indeed. Some people are just not ready to evolve.
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Old 10-13-2011, 03:46 PM
 
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Dawkins is just a horrible philosopher. His arguments completely lack any coherence and are very simple to defeat.
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Old 10-13-2011, 03:56 PM
 
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Dawkins is just a horrible philosopher. His arguments completely lack any coherence and are very simple to defeat.
And your published books on the subject are?
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Old 10-13-2011, 04:01 PM
 
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Dawkins is just a horrible philosopher. His arguments completely lack any coherence and are very simple to defeat.

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Old 10-13-2011, 04:20 PM
 
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And your published books on the subject are?

Anyone can publish a book. Making one worth reading is another story.
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Old 10-13-2011, 05:48 PM
 
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Dawkins is just a horrible philosopher. His arguments completely lack any coherence and are very simple to defeat.
Now that's funny! And your contributions are?

BTW, Dawkins so thoroughly dismembers traditional Godly arguments that it is, I'll agree, not quite fair to the lesser-educated, lesser-thought-out set. You know; the Country Club Christians?

Thank Gawd for Dr. Dawkins clarity and insights. Oh yeah, and his ability to get his ideas across. (As for him being "defeated" in any true and fairly adjudicated debate, I've never seen that. I've only seen him being snubbed when his points get too close to home for the intransigent set! And then they get all snippy and trite! Funny to watch, actually! Kudos to the good Doctor!)
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