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Public Debate: Is God a Delusion? May 23, 2008

Posted by Ian in Religion.
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I just found out that there is going to be an interesting public debate coming to Palmerston North next month entitled Is God a Delusion? The Regent website describes it as:

A public debate between Bill Cooke and William Lane Craig. Bill Cooke is the Vice President and National Spokesperson of the New Zealand Association of Rationalists and Humanists. His books, writing and speaking are appreciated in New Zealand and around the world. William Lane Craig holds PhDs in Philosophy and New Testament Studies. He speaks throughout the world on the reasonableness of the christian faith. He has an incredible ability to communicate complex issues in easy to understand ways.Hosted by Central Baptist, Crossroads Church and TSCF. All are welcome. ENTRY IS FREE.

I also found further details and additional events around the debate on the Palmerston North Central Baptist website including the following presentations (taken from their site):

  • Sunday 15th June – A Perfectly Reasonable Faith
    9am & 10.45am, Central Baptist Church (190 Church Street, Palmerston North)
  • Sunday 15th June – Does Suffering Disprove the Existence of a Good and Powerful God?
    7.00pm – 8.30pm @ Christian Community Church (54 Pascal Street, Palmerston North). Admission Free
  • Thursday 19th June – Is God a Delusion?
    7.00pm – 8.30pm Public Debate with Bill Cook (Vice President of the NZ Association of Rationalists and Humanists) @ the Regent on broadway. Admission Free
  • Friday 20th June – Creation or Co-incidence: the biggest question?
    12:10pm – 1.30pm Public Lecture at the Russell Room @ Wharerata, Massey University. Admission Free
  • Friday 20th June – Who was Jesus of Nazareth?
    7.00pm An evening of conversation with Bill Craig on this critical question @ St. Albans Church (339 Albert St.) Admission Free

It’d be great to see a few more atheists there so I’m not the only one 🙂 Let me know if you’re going to any of these so we can catch up there (or before for a few bracing cold ones lol).


1. Dale - June 4, 2008

Ian is on wordpress! 🙂 A marked improvement, I must say. Well done.

2. Ian - June 4, 2008

I buckled lol – it does seem quite a bit better (at least once the spam thing stopped automatically spamming my comments lol)

3. Ian - June 11, 2008

New comment from old blog from ADParker:

Hi Ian. ADParker (Andrew from the Harrub *ahem” lectures) I just found out about this debate etc. as well.

Was about to tell you about it, no need now eh?

Welcome to the blog! Yeah I’ll be there, and at the massey one the day after as well, see you there!

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