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Aussie, Kiwi & South Pacific Atheists

A group for networking and friendship between atheists in the Australian/New Zealand/South Pacific region, and for discussion of political and religious topics relevant to these regions.

Members: 347
Latest Activity: Oct 31, 2014

Aussie, Kiwi and South Pacific Atheists

This group is hosted by Richard J and Chrys Stevenson


Another High Court Challenge Against the National School Chaplaincy Program

Website: http://www.highcourtchallenge.com

Breaking News! After successfully challenging the Commonwealth government in the High Court of Australia over funding for the National School Chaplaincy Scheme, Ron Williams is to take them on again.  In an attempt to circumvent the High Court ruling, the government has passed some extremely questionable legislation which tears at the heart of parliamentary democracy and public accountability.  Williams has consulted with his crack legal team and the decision has been made today (Saturday, 7 July) to mount another challenge.

For more information see here:  

http://thatsmyphilosophy.wordpress.com/2012/07/07/its-on-williams-to-return-to-the-high-court-on-chaplaincy-issue/

Mounting a High Court challenge is extremely expensive and Ron Williams is just an average, suburban Dad.  If all of us who care about a secular, democratic Australia can chip in as much as we can, it will help enormously.  Please consider donating at:  

http://www.highcourtchallenge.com/

This is your chance to be a part of making Australian Constitutional history!


Embiggen Books - Your Australian Atheist/Skeptical Bookshop

Embiggen Books, an Australian bookstore devoted to promoting science, philosophy, rationalism and skepticism is now on Little Lonsdale Street, Melbourne. Warren Bonett and Kirsty Bruce of Embiggen are also passionate and active members of the atheist and skeptical communities.

Australian Atheist Issues

For new members, if you want to get a grasp of some of the issues effecting atheists in Australia, you might like to take a look at the Atheist Nexus (Australia) submission on "Freedom of Religion and Belief in the 21st Century" made to the Australian Human Rights Commission early last year. It's long, but easy reading, and worth spending some time on. A report, using information compiled from submissions, should be released later this year.

Atheist Meetup Groups - Australia

If you'd like to meet up with some local atheists, there's no better way than joining your local Atheist Meetup, Skeptics, or Freethought Groups:

Adelaide Atheists
Ballarat Atheists
Brisbane Atheists
Canberra Social Skeptics
Melbourne Atheists
Launceston Skeptics
Macarthur Atheists (Macarthur Region, Sydney (NSW)
Perth Atheists
Perth Skeptics
Sunshine Coast Atheists
Sydney Atheists
Sydney Freethinkers
Western Sydney Freethinkers
Wollongong Skeptics Society

Have we missed your meetup group? Just let me know and I'll add it in.

Discussion Forum

Question from a visitor.

Started by Ted E Bear. Last reply by Chrys Stevenson Jan 17, 2013. 6 Replies

Naughty corner for not attending R.E? Yes, this is in NZ folks!!!

Started by Therese Monteath-Carr. Last reply by Blamer on twitter Dec 10, 2012. 3 Replies

Pell v Dawkins: this Monday

Started by Phillip A. Ellis. Last reply by Alice Apr 17, 2012. 3 Replies

Any Hamiltonian skeptics out there?

Started by Leela Moses Nov 16, 2011. 0 Replies

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Comment by Chrys Stevenson on July 23, 2008 at 3:31am
Hi Doug! I saw that you joined. Meet Doug, everyone. He has some interesting stories to tell about the church in American Samoa. I hope he'll tell them here.
Comment by Doug Harrington on July 22, 2008 at 11:59pm
Hello Kristy.
Here I am!
Gotta go for now, but will be back.
Doug Harrington
Comment by Chrys Stevenson on July 21, 2008 at 5:37pm
Thanks Phaedrus - I'm only here for the money! ;-)
Comment by Phaedrus on July 21, 2008 at 10:03am
Your cheque is in the mail, Kristy.
Comment by Chrys Stevenson on July 21, 2008 at 7:28am
Thanks Phaedrus. The link to your blog "Circus of the Silly" on the end of World Youth Day didn't link properly. For those that want to read it, try here.
Comment by Phaedrus on July 21, 2008 at 4:26am
At last, the Circus Of The Silly is over and done with:
http://intellectualglobalwarming.net/2008/07/good-riddance/
Comment by Glenn Garrett on July 21, 2008 at 3:09am
Hi everyone, I just recently found this group and I'm looking forward to chatting with like minded individuals. I think my friends are getting a bit sick of me rabbiting on about my godlessness!

My son traveled from Melbourne to Sydney to see the pope, and participate in the no-to-pope activities, and he got the date wrong! I'm going to have to excommunicate him!
Comment by Rachel on July 20, 2008 at 8:58am
Just a few pics from the No To Pope Rally on World Catholic Youth Day

http://www.atheistnexus.org/photo/photo/slideshow?feed_url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.atheistnexus.org%2Fphoto%2Fphoto%2FslideshowFeedForContributor%3FscreenName%3D2ot8vynttb0wt&back_url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.atheistnexus.org%2Fprofiles%2Fprofile%2Fshow%3Fid%3DLilMissRachie%26
Comment by Chrys Stevenson on July 20, 2008 at 7:18am
Oooh! What fun, Rachel! Thanks for flying the flag - literally. I love the little 'kicker' at the end. I would have loved to have been there.
Comment by Rachel on July 20, 2008 at 6:23am
Video below is what us Sydney Atheists did for World Catholic Youth Day... It was empowering to be able to yell "God is just pretend" God is a fairytale" and "Your leader is a Sith Lord" at a bunch of Catholics. The only arrest on the day was a Catholic pilgrim who attacked a peaceful protester. So much for good Christian values...
 

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