You are surely an interesting person. Too bad we never had the chance to be close colleagues. I would have valued a good friend in your field. I perceive that you have long been a hardened atheist. My journey may have been more of a struggle, but then I've usually been surrounded (and influenced) by a lot of very religious people from whom it was hard to escape. Keep in touch.
Hi Terence! As well as hosting 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 "Origins" 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.
I hope you will also considered making the trip down for the Convention.
I graduated from Dal many years ago with a BA, BEd. I spent my working life with pre-teen children and I can honestly say I could not have chosen a better profession for me. While my conversion to atheism occurred in my late teens, it has only been in the last ten years that I have openly espoused my absence of a belief in a deity.
The origin:¨"Everything begins by chance and follows by need"Heraclitus.Te random beginning of the Universe was the Big-Bang, and life followed by need of organizing atoms.The theory of evolution has proved true by the study of the Human Genoma in which 95% of our genes are chimpance´s genes.
Thanks for the welcome. I often feel very lonely out here in the world where non-belief is usually seen as an indication of moral turpitude. It is going to be great to know that I have the ability to speak with other like-minded people. I have tended to be a lurker on other groups I have joined online, but maybe this one will be different.