Category Archives: 2009 Contest

Post Contest News article about the Contest

ROBERT G. INGERSOLL ORATORY CONTEST BRINGS ‘THE GREAT AGNOSTIC’ TO LIFE Washington, DC, October 2009 — The words of Robert Green Ingersoll, the 19th century “Great Agnostic,” rang out in Washington’s Dupont Circle in October as 14 people competed for prizes by reading excerpts of his lectures, essays, and other writings. The participants in the …

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Post Contest News article about the Contest

ROBERT G. INGERSOLL ORATORY CONTEST BRINGS ‘THE GREAT AGNOSTIC’ TO LIFE Washington, DC, October 2009 — The words of Robert Green Ingersoll, the 19th century “Great Agnostic,” rang out in Washington’s Dupont Circle in October as 14 people competed for prizes by reading excerpts of his lectures, essays, and other writings. The participants in the …

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Photos of 2009 Contest available on Picasa

You are invited to view Icepick’s photo album: Robert G Ingersoll Oratory Contest Robert G Ingersoll Oratory ContestDupont Circle, Washington, D.C. -Oct 4, 2009 by Icepick View Album Play slideshow

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Videos of 2009 contest now available on YouTube

Videos of the 2009 Ingersoll Oratory Contest have been uploaded to YouTube. There were two videographers so there are two versions or sets of videos. One is by Michael McCamman of AHA who edited his video into a one hour subset of the contest and includes the introduction, the five winners and four other contestants …

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2009 Contestants and Winners

Winner place Order of appearance Name Read an excerpt from: 4th Place 1 Saul Penn “What would you substitute for the Bible as a moral guide?”; “The Liberty of Man, Woman, and Child” 2 Jim Hebblethwaite “Optimism” from Philosophy selections 3 Steven Jones “Thomas Paine” 4 Bill Creasy “Humboldt” – 1869 3rd Place 5 Stuart …

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