ACA Lecture Series

DJ Grothe, "Arguing for America"

DJ Grothe, Center for Inquiry

October 16, 2005

Topic: Arguing for America: Secularism and the Culture Wars

About the speaker
DJ Grothe is the director of the Center for Inquiry On Campus (http://www.centerforinquiry.net) and has lectured and written widely on freethought issues. He is currently finishing a book on the need for public argument in a secular democracy. Mr. Grothe has lectured widely on secular ethics, religious-political extremism, church-state separation, the role of religion in education, science advocacy and skepticism and the paranormal. Before completing graduate studies in philosophy and intellectual history at Washington University, DJ worked as a corporate magical entertainer.

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