Contest: Win two tickets to a Dawkins/Julia Sweeney event in Grand Rapids, Michigan

October 27, 2016 • 11:00 am

A kind reader who planned to go to Richard Dawkins’s conversation with Julia Sweeney in Grand Rapids, Michigan, couldn’t make it, and offered me her two tickets to give away. Here are the details of the event, sponsored by the Center for Inquiry:

Monday, November 7, 2016, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Fountain Street Church, 24 Fountain Street NE, Grand Rapids, MI, View Map


The two tickets are worth $58, but you can get them for free! Just send a picture of one of your pets to Professor Ceiling Cat (it doesn’t have to be a cat), or a picture of an animal that YOU took. Grania will judge them and the winner will get an email entitling them to entry at the event.

DEADLINE: Nov. 2 at 5 pm Chicago time. 


17 thoughts on “Contest: Win two tickets to a Dawkins/Julia Sweeney event in Grand Rapids, Michigan

  1. A great way to dispose of the tickets. I would love to go to this event but unfortunately for me I am too far away.

    1. Wow. What is most shocking about this to me is that Ayaan Hirsi Ali is the one being labeled as an “extremist” when the center’s own description of her contains the following:

      “While in the Netherlands, she wrote the script for a short and provocative film about women and Islam directed by the Dutch filmmaker Theo van Gogh, who was murdered in the street by a jihadist a short time after its release. The murderer left a note threatening to also kill Hirsi Ali pinned to his victim’s body with a knife.”

      Clearly SHE is the threat…

      1. They also state she ‘claims’ to have been the victim of FGM, like maybe she faked it.

        I’m happy to see even TellMAMA UK – an organisation set up to monitor anti-Muslim bigotry – think SPLC have jumped the shark on this one.

    2. Insane, inane and asinine, and SPLC’s official arguments in favour of labelling them ‘extremists’, as explained by SPLC’s Heidi B are easily exposed to be mendacious (such as eg likening the niqab to the kippah).
      However, I guess that going into more detail, which I would like to do, would infringe ‘da roolz’.

  2. I’m so happy I bought my ticket to this event a few days after they went on sale, I can’t wait. I literally screamed when I saw on the web that Dawkins was coming to Grand Rapids!

    1. Near the top right corner of this page, click on the link Research Interests, and the address the proprietor prefers is readily found there.

  3. I am, unfortunately, too far to attend the event. But, I watched “Letting Go of God” on youtube. It’s Sweeney explaining, in fantastically funny detail, her transition from Catholic to non-believer.

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