Dr. Carson's Speech

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Re: Dr. Carson's Speech

Postby adam124218 » July 6th, 2008, 7:19 am

For more discussion: What did everyone think about the God section at the very end of his speech?
I felt a little proselytized to. I didn't mind all of his references to God that were mixed into the body of the speech, but I felt it was unnecessary for him to put in an entire section of the speech about the greatness of God. I felt that the section about God capped off a message that everyone can achieve great things, but only through faith in God. It made me uncomfortable.

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Re: Dr. Carson's Speech

Postby Mr. Cool » July 6th, 2008, 1:01 pm

For more discussion: What did everyone think about the God section at the very end of his speech?
I liked it because I'm a Christian, but I can see why it could have been unnecessary and may have turned some people away from the whole point of the message.
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Postby dudeincolorado » July 6th, 2008, 1:21 pm

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Re: Dr. Carson's Speech

Postby theoneandonly » July 9th, 2008, 6:24 pm

Our forefathers designed the Constitution to be secular. Sure, the Declaration of Independence mentioned a 'supreme' creator on a few occasions, but I think saying our country was founded on Christian ideals - and therefore we should further exert Christian ideals into law - takes that a bit far. The government is of and for the people; if the people want to be married to someone of their own gender, then it is the government's inherent duty to provide for that marriage. However, protesting the placement of a Christmas tree on a courthouse square is also a bit far. But it is in our right to do so.

I think Dr. Carson made an excellent point that we shouldn't be afraid of the use of the term 'God.' However, his tone seemed to demonize those who may not believe in God or those who promote the separation of church and state, even though it is in their right or responsibility to do so.
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Postby Deeisenberg » August 5th, 2008, 9:08 pm

The justice he spoke to might have agreed with him, but I bet Ruth Bader Ginsburg wouldn't lol
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Postby trophymursky » August 21st, 2008, 12:28 pm

i disagreed completely with what he said, but it did not offended me at all. Plus i was in the bathroom durring that part.
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Postby Mr. Cool » August 22nd, 2008, 1:59 pm

i disagreed completely with what he said, but it did not offended me at all. Plus i was in the bathroom durring that part.
you mean you disagreed with his whole speech?
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Postby computernerd4826 » March 9th, 2009, 5:06 pm

his speech had a great message
he totally owned the dude that spoke in wichita
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Postby sciolykid101 » March 9th, 2009, 7:10 pm

his speech had a great message
he totally owned the dude that spoke in wichita
lol... totally dude.
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Postby pjgscioisamazing » March 9th, 2009, 7:15 pm

his speech had a great message
he totally owned the dude that spoke in wichita
lol... totally dude.
What was that speech even about? I don't remember, I was so out of it lol. But then at the swap meet I regained all my energy :lol:
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Re: Dr. Carson's Speech

Postby sciolykid101 » March 10th, 2009, 5:35 pm

I couldn't stand any longer in 2007 Nationals. :\ The speaker was boring. No offense.
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Re: Dr. Carson's Speech

Postby Phenylethylamine » March 11th, 2009, 5:20 pm

Yeah, Dr. Carson's speech was very interesting, which was a definite improvement... but his emphasis on God and his insinuation that "chivalry" only applies to males being courteous to females and not vice versa or just general courtesy to everyone kind of bothered me. I have a bit of a reputation on my team as being an extreme feminist, but I would like to point out that I have no problem with a guy holding a door for me- as long as he would extend the same courtesy to another guy.

Overall, it was great, though. It was nice to have someone who was used to public speaking and not just a researcher who'd been thrown on stage and told to dumb down their standard presentation to a middle school/high school level.
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Re: Dr. Carson's Speech

Postby kjhsscioly » April 11th, 2009, 6:33 pm

Is the speech anywhere online?

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Postby smartkid222 » April 12th, 2009, 12:33 pm

http://www.geekshavefeelings.com/bah/
I suggest downloading them to your computer for safe keeping, even if it's long. It was so good i don't think risk losing it. There was a period of time when the link wouldn't work.
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Postby IdahoSciGuy » April 13th, 2009, 8:35 am

wow, didnt even know this was online. the speech was amazing, and im soooo glad i downloaded it!
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