"My UU friend just came out with a book about being a humanist. He defines humanism in his prologue and then says in chapter one, "I was born [in] 1933... [in] a small, poor Negro suburb of Norfolk, Virginia." How many UUs do you know who…"
"@MattyLJ, so long as one does not drift into batty Mahayana with all of its saints (bodhisattvas) and the apparent apotheosis of Gautama, Buddhism, viewed as a system of morals and ethics, is practically without peer."
Hi Mike! I'm Kris - I host the Aussie/Kiwi group here on Nexus. I'm also the media and communications consultant for the forthcoming "Rise of Atheism" Global Atheist Convention to be held in Melbourne in March 2010. The Convention is being organized jointly by Atheist Alliance International and the Atheist Foundation of Australia.
I wonder if you could let your members know that tickets for the convention are now available online at the Convention website. We are expecting nearly 3,000 delegates, so this convention is going to be huge.
Confirmed speakers include: Richard Dawkins, AC Grayling, PZ Myers, Dan Barker, Peter Singer, Taslima Nasrin and many more.
Anything you can do to help us get the word out would be greatly appreciated.