"Hi Alastair and Shawn,
I found Atheist Nexus through PZ as well. There is an Australian and New Zealand group but that is more Australian focussed.
I agree that meeting up through just Atheism may not be productive so meeting with an established…"
"You could write a thesis on all of the hate, lies and pettiness in that piece. I needed to say something about this here but choosing something to point out was hard as there was so much to choose from.
Why would I ever attempt to reconcile…"
Welcome to Atheist Nexus with its thousands of good friends.
As compared with people who do not recognise religion for the superstitious fraud that it is, you are among those who hold the “intellectual high ground", seeing that gods are nothing but fictions inside the heads of (as you imply) the gullible.
Terry Meaden (archaeologist; physicist; Oxford) founder of the busy discussion group
"ORIGINS: Universe, Life, Earth, Fossils, Humankind, Religion, Evolution, Darwin..." with its 200 discussion topics.
The group seeks to understand and explain the world’s great mysteries including how life and humans, religion and faith, and everything else began.
Try visiting, and enjoy the discussions.
I'd also like to let you know about the Rise of Atheism Global Atheist Convention to be held in Melbourne next March. It's going to be huge! Speakers include: Richard Dawkins, PZ Myers, Peter Singer, AC Grayling, Phillip Adams and many more.
I hope you can join us in our group, and maybe in Melbourne next year.