Saturday, 26 December 2009

"The Dawkins Delusion" IAW 2010 lecture tour.



Bristol 3/2/10
Lancaster 12/02/10
Bradford 15/2/10
Manchester 17/02/10
Kent 19/02/10
Cardiff 1/03/10
Hertfordshire 3/03/10
Brighton 8/03/10
Southampton 9/03/10
More to be confirmed.
Your university ?

If you would like to arrange a lecture at your university, please contact info@adamdeen.com

Talks Title


Friday, 11 December 2009

Thursday, 10 December 2009

Wednesday, 2 December 2009

Militant Atheism




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Friday, 27 November 2009

Life, death and beyond. Jew, Christian, Muslim and Atheist

Adam Deen's speech.


All speeches.


Friday, 13 November 2009

Press Tv- Real Deal with George Galloway

Real Deal with George Galloway 8.35pm Sunday 15th November




Wednesday, 11 November 2009

Thursday, 29 October 2009

Can you be good without God ? Adam Deen vs. Dan Barker






Does good, evil and right and wrong make sense without God ?

Can atheists claim a moral life ?

The debate will see these two dynamic speakers present their respective cases for and against morality without God with Adam Deen expounding the Muslim case and Dan Barker articulating his reasons for Atheist morality.

http://www.union.ic.ac.uk/scc/pps/

Thursday, 22 October 2009

Tuesday, 20 October 2009

My next event - Live interview on Good morning with Iqra TV

LIVE
11am Thursday 5th November

Sky 826
or
http://www.sky826.com/

Saturday, 10 October 2009

Goodness without God good enough ?

A comparison of the moral foundations of Islam and Atheism at the Karimia Institute 25th September 2009.


Tuesday, 6 October 2009

When will I be home ? A poem by Adam Deen


When will I be home?

Oh Allah, until I’m reunited with the One,

Let the invocation of your name quench my thirst,

Let me be nourished by your Love and have your spirit as air,

Let me live by the intoxication of your name,

Every cell in my body worships you and longs for you Oh Allah,

Oh Allah, if I’m not ready, let this be the compromise whilst I endure the wait.

When will I meet you?

Will I meet?

I beg you, Ya Rabbi, what is an Abd without his Lllah?

You call, I answer, you speak I listen, a bond unparalleled.

You are the just and most merciful.

Will I meet your Rasool?

Oh Rasoollah can you hear me, I miss you, my beloved brother, my guide,

I only know Good of you; you touched my heart and soul,

My Rab loves you; I give you that love too,

I wait in anticipation, with excitement and restlessness,

Days commence nights end, can’t be, and won’t be soon enough.


by Adam Deen

Wednesday, 9 September 2009

My Next Event : Is Goodness without God good enough ?



Karimia Institute

www.karimia.fortnet.co.uk

Bobbersmill Community Centre

512 Berridge Road West, NG7 5JU

Please contact Qasim Hussain: 0115 8415806




Wednesday, 2 September 2009

A call to Muslim apologetics.


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Saturday, 29 August 2009

My next event - The debate needs you !


Voice Your Opinions: This Debate Needs You

1st Sept 2009, 2PM
The Davenant Centre,
179 – 181 Whitechapel Road

Thursday, 6 August 2009

My next debate: Can you be Good without God ?

Militant atheism


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Thursday, 23 July 2009

The Kalam Cosmological Argument



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Tuesday, 7 July 2009

Wednesday, 24 June 2009

My next event - ISLAM - The Path to Guidance


ISLAM - The Path to Guidance
Organised by Kettering New Muslims and Muslim Poverty Relief


Here the inspiring stories of people who have converted to Islam.

Sunday July 12th 2.30pm – 4.30pm at Corn Market Hall, Kettering. NN15 7QX


Speakers include:


Adam Deen - Former Islam channel presenter, and now international debater, will
talk on ‘The Miracle of the Quran’.


Thursday, 28 May 2009

My Next Event : Rumble in Westminster: Do You Know HOW to Argue?



Campusalam.org and the Young Muslim Leaders present:

Rumble in Westminster: Do You Know HOW to Argue?

Date: 15th June

Time: 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Doors open at 6:15.

Venue: Cayley Lecture Theatre, Marylebone Campus, Westminster University, 35 Marylebone Road, London, NW1 5LS

Panelists: Tariq Ramadan, Adam Deen, Jeff Mirza, Yasmin Alibhai-Brown and special guest hecklers

RSVP by 11th of June at www.campusalam.org.

Contact: campusalam@lokahi.org.uk; 07810560124/07903259913

Saturday, 23 May 2009

Poem - "Death eyes"



Written shortly after the death of my beloved grandmother.

Death can not happen to me!

The news of others no real care for me,

Just a habitual concern for humanity,

But the death of a loved one

Quivering and sobering, my trance broken. How can it be, life ending so suddenly?

I stomp the floor a strike at the wall.

Why did this tremor have to be, my world was fine just momentarily?

Wait! The world stops, my hairs on my back raise my eyes watery.

I realise my anguish and pain, death! This is the same fate for me,

My dream is wrecked, my daze broken, for I too will be no more.

Is this world real around me, how did it distract so deceivingly?

This is an illusion to fool me, damn you world, I was unaware of something so sure, it is right in front of me.

Clarity besieges me, my comforting illusion deserts me.

Death eyes focus, things are no longer as they were.

The real becomes surreal; friend becomes foe, for they are the deceivers as well as the deceived, the sweet a little less sweet, bitterness still bitter.

The host fooled its guest but won’t stand in Azra'il’s way.

She has not left, she has arrived, she is where she is meant to be.

It is I, who is not at peace, still travelling, my soul waiting patiently for its destiny, the time and place only my Lord knows for him to see.

Must stay awake, continue, must not let this world deceive me.


By Adam Deen

Saturday, 2 May 2009

Post-event thoughts - Debate: Are morals without God a delusion ?


Ahh, another debate and another experience. I was pleased to notice my latest debate “are morals without God a delusion?” attracted a majority non Muslim audience. At times, I felt like I wasn’t just debating my opponent Andrew Copson (a true gentlemen I might add) but the public also. I’ve debated many different topics, but this one seems to always rattle the atheist cage. If our encounter could be described as a pantomime, then Andrew was the charming prince and I was the villain. (Luckily noone shouted out, “He’s behind you.) Historically atheists have been on the attack and theists on the back foot, accused of believing in ideas that have no rational grounding and as a result, have taken their assumptions for granted. But here the tables were turned. For a change, it was a theist holding an atheist to intellectual account. What basis did they have to claim morality without God? Was Nietzsche right all along?



In this debate, my argument was that there is no sound foundation of objective morality without God, hence morality becomes unbinding, invalid and illusory. So in the spirit of a good theatrical scene, Andrew had two fights on his hands in order to win the hand of morality. On one side, he had the theist who maintains that morality is grounded in God and on the other, the Nihilist , who maintains that morality has no grounding what so ever and is completely meaningless without God ( a position championed by Nietzsche). As I pointed out in the debate, Andrew did not have the default position, so he had to provide positive arguments to argue for Humanism, the idea that morality is grounded in human beings independently of God.



Andrew, rather than address my points in his opening speech, went on the offensive and attacked the notion of morality grounded in God. He presented the atheists secret weapon, the theist’s kryptonite, Plato’s dilemma, also known as Euthyphro dilemma. Sadly for Andrew, I was expecting this argument and I had an apt answer waiting for him, which he never managed to rebut. Having said that, even had he been successful in showing a logical flaw in morality grounded in God, at best all he would have demonstrated was that the theist was wrong, but that would in no way have shown that humanism was true !



Surprisingly, in his defence Andrew adopted the brave position that morality is relative to society and culture. I think most people would agree with me that there are some things that are good and evil that transcends culture, time and society. But when I asked Andrew “was the holocaust objectively morally wrong?” He astonishingly could not simply say “yes”, whilst staying consistent with his stance of relativism. He desperately tried to cling onto a degree of moral high ground, despite the fact his claim is clearly beyond relativism. The more I pressed on with the question the weaker Andrew’s answers got. At one stage in the debate, judging by the expressions on peoples faces, they were somewhat at a loss as to where Andrew was going with his argument.



If the debate was to be decided on charm and eloquence then I would say that Andrew put up a great fight, however he failed to provided any real substance or rigour in the debate. I think his assumption that humanism was the default position was clear and was his misgiving in his presentation. He lacked positive arguments for Humanism to convince us that morals without god are actually real.



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