Atheism is the new fundamentalism
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Added: Fri, 27 Nov 2009 00:00:00 UTC
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Come to this page at 6:45 pm GMT on Sunday November 29th to participate in the first Live Online Intelligence Squared debate:
"Atheism is the new fundamentalism" - including Richard Dawkins
Does God exist? Has atheism replaced religion as the new faith of the secular age? Are today's atheists as blinkered and dogmatic as they claim religious believers to be?
Wellington Squared is a new partnership between Wellington College, one of the country's most innovative schools, and Intelligence Squared, the world's leading forum for debate. We'll be bringing the greatest authorities to Wellington to battle it out over the crucial issues of the day and you'll get the chance to cast your vote at the end of the evening.
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For the first time, Intelligence Squared will be live-streaming a debate. In partnership with livestation.com, from 6.45pm (GMT) on Sunday 29th November, you will be able to watch online as Richard Dawkins takes on Richard Harries, the former bishop of Oxford, at this event.
The debate will take place at: Wellington College, Crowthorne, Berkshire.
Doors open at 6:00 pm. The debate starts at 7:00 pm and finishes at 8:30 pm.
Speakers for the motion:
Richard Harries Former Bishop of Oxford.
Charles Moore Former editor of the Daily Telegraph and The Spectator.
Speakers against the motion:
Richard Dawkins Professor Emeritus at Oxford University and best-selling author of 'The God Delusion'.
A C Grayling Professor of Philosophy at the University of London.
Dr Anthony Seldon Master of Wellington College.
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