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Old 16th April 2012, 03:06 PM
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I would add Tim Minchin to the list of desired participants
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Salman Rushdie
Current PM of Australia (not as a speaker, as an acknowledgement).
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As we are starting to notice the problem with radical Islam, I would love to see more ex-muslim atheists:

My picks:
  1. Maryam Namazie
  2. Wafa Sultan
  3. Parvin Darabi
  4. Taslima Nasrin
  5. Ayaan Hirsi Ali
  6. Sir Salman Rushdie
  7. Ibn Warraq
  8. Alom Shaha
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My wife would camp on site if she found out that saaay Stephen Fry was there. I may never see her again which could be the main problem with that though.
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Current PM of Australia (not as a speaker, as an acknowledgement).
Presumably by 2014 she will be the ex-PM, the way things are going. I doubt if she would attend, given how many of us are disappointed with her. Can you imagine her on stage with Leslie Cannold with 4000 atheists booing in the background? I am sure she can.

It is often said that Bible scholars are the closest thing to atheists that Christians have. What was missing from GAC 2010 and 2012 was a thorough examination of the history of the Bible. Perhaps that might be a good idea
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Presumably by 2014 she will be the ex-PM, the way things are going. I doubt if she would attend, given how many of us are disappointed with her. Can you imagine her on stage with Leslie Cannold with 4000 atheists booing in the background? I am sure she can.

It is often said that Bible scholars are the closest thing to atheists that Christians have. What was missing from GAC 2010 and 2012 was a thorough examination of the history of the Bible. Perhaps that might be a good idea
The only boos I have heard at either convention were towards audience members who had an obvious agenda when asking questions to speakers, especially those asking questions of Richard Dawkins. I seriously doubt an audience would boo Julia Gillard.
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The only boos I have heard at either convention were towards audience members who had an obvious agenda when asking questions to speakers, especially those asking questions of Richard Dawkins. I seriously doubt an audience would boo Julia Gillard.
You forgot that we boo'ed the Christians and Muslims who were protesting outside the GAC I can imagine the audience reaction if she were asked in detail her opposition to Gay marriage, why she thinks that every child should learn the Bible, why she thinks it is a good idea to fund religious education in schools, her views on seperation on church and state, and so on. In fact I would pay triple entry price to watch Sam Harris demolish her on these points. In total contrast to everyone who spoke at the GAC, she speaks gobbledegook and gives the appearance of obfuscating questions rather than answering them.

She is an atheist, and her views are more conservative than her party platform. How can there be any other explanation other than political expediency?
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I booed when Yvonne Paddinson's name was mentioned. As she richly deserves.


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Maryam Namazie
Tim Minchin
Neil deGrasse Tyson
Adam Savage
Karl Kruszelnicki
Steven Pinker
Michael Shermer
James Randi
David Fitzgerald
Derren Brown
Jennifer Michael Hecht
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When I said Current PM of Australia I did not mean our PM now, I meant whoever is the current PM at the time.

That got ya thinking didn't it?
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