Washington Atheists! Dinesh D’Souza to speak in Spokane

2007 Bad Faith Award winner Dinesh D’Souza, the conservative and apologist known best for “debating” such prominent atheists as Daniel Dennett and Christopher Hitchens, will be speaking at a free fundraising event at the Spokane Convention Center today.  I put “debating” in scare quotes because, to my eyes (and ears), he seems to shout more than he debates.  In any case, he doesn’t seem to think much about what he says, given his remarks that the New Atheism (whatever that is) is destroying America.

I point this out because it’s an excellent opportunity for atheists and other freethinkers in the Spokane area (not me, unfortunately), to ask a difficult question or two, and see how D’Souza responds.  This is not an occasion to be rude, as he is speaking at a fundraiser for schools (and one shouldn’t have to stoop to rudeness anyway), but I don’t think it would be outside the bounds of propriety to ask him what’s so wrong with atheists, for example.

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4 Responses to “Washington Atheists! Dinesh D’Souza to speak in Spokane”

  1. thinkpoint Says:

    (EDIT: Steve, your post is off topic, and is clearly a copy and paste job from your blog, or something like that. If you’ve got a specific comment on the content of this post, feel free to post it. I’ve deleted the bulk of the essay, but felt kind enough to leave the link to your blog up so people can read your article if they want to. Please don’t use my blog to spam yours.)

    Atheists Contradict Themselves
    By Steve Cornell

    (SNIP)

    Steve Cornell
    http://www.thinkpoint.wordpress.com

  2. Do Atheists Have Morals? « Allusions of Grandeur Says:

    […] Pastor Steve Cornell posted a comment to this post of mine today. For whatever reason, he decided not to make a comment relevant to the post, but simply […]

  3. Jim Grapes Says:

    Did anyone go?

  4. soulbiscuit Says:

    Not that I know of, but maybe it’s for the best. It was a fundraiser, after all. It might not have been appropriate to “crash the gates.”

    Not that I think it would have been inappropriate for atheists to attend, mind. It’s just that there are a lot of other fora to stand up to D’Souza’s specious arguments.

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