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“Is Religion A Positive Force in Society?” Dan Barker vs. Robert Fastiggi

 “Is Religion A Positive Force in Society?” Dan Barker vs. Robert Fastiggi

Sunday, February 24, 2013, 6:30pm

University of South Alabama, Humanities Building, Room 170
Mobile, AL

Save the date for the first ever debate hosted by the Secular Student Alliance at USA. Dr. John Coker, Chairperson of the USA Philosophy Department, will be moderating the debate.

Dan Barker is the co-President of the Freedom From Religion Foundation as well as a former minister. The foundations most recent campaign is QUIT THE CHURCH: PUT WOMEN’S RIGHTS OVER BISHOP’S WRONGS. Dan Barker is the author of Losing Faith in Faith: From Preacher to Atheist, Godless: How An Evangelical Preacher Became One of America's Leading Atheists, and Good Atheist: Living a Purpose-Filled Life Without God. Find more information about Dan Barker and Freedom From Religion Foundation at

Dr. Robert Fastiggi is the Professor of Systematic Theology at Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit, MI. Dr. Fastiggi received an A.B. in Religion (summa cum laude) from Dartmouth College in 1974; a M.A. in Theology from Fordham University in 1976; and a Ph.D. in Historical Theology from Fordham in 1987. In addition, he has done private research in Paris and Montréal, and he took part in a study-tour of Saudi Arabia and Bahrain sponsored by the National Council for U.S.-Arab relations.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    we've had a death in our household. Very busy.

    February 24, 2013

  • John D.

    I would like to attend, I think it would be interesting.... John

    February 18, 2013

    • Rose


      February 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hey Vince,

    The University has several calendars. The link below will show the non-sport events calendar. The time is incorrect, we moved to 6:30. However, it does not seem possible to update the event....

    The Auditorium is newly remodeled and seats 207 people. So bring friends :)

    1 · February 13, 2013

  • Vince L.

    Apparently this is a secretive event. Try finding any notification of it on the U. of S. AL web site calendar. Room 170 might be small and so limited for seating, but...??? I've already complained by email that the Alumi Calendar only lists sports events.

    February 13, 2013

  • ed

    Seems like it is about the same as asking whether snake oil salesmen are a positive force.... but then I guess there is the placebo effect.

    February 4, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    The Secular Student Alliance at the University of South Alabama and the Philosophy Club, Debating and Dialoguing Religions looks forward to hosting this wonderful discussion.

    February 4, 2013

  • Johnny A.

    Anyone wishing to carpool from Pensacola, meet at my house at 4:30pm. 836 Deedra Ave.

    1 · February 4, 2013

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