Greetings, vjack! I notice you haven't been active at Atheist Nexus lately. <sigh> Sometimes it can seem a bit fragmented, with different groups for every interest. Please consider a group for socializing, where we talk about whatever's on our minds, Hang With Friends. You might feel more at home.
Hi vjack! 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 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 don't think I've met another atheist at my school yet (of course, I'm sure some of them are closeted), though I've heard of some (phrasing it like that makes it seem like we are a rare and endangered species...).
Christmas will be interesting...for the time being I'm celebrating the chilled season with chilled drinks with friends. :D How goes it with you?
It'll be interesting later on when I actually encounter the family. Going to be fun denying my mother. "Want to go to midnight mass like we used to every year when you were a little girl? Nostalgic?" "Er...no, i'm good." "Really? Sure? Just offering...never know how many opportunities you'll get."
I see you have another Don e-mailing you so I'll be the coast Don. We spend summers in Ohio so we will be back soon. I would say MS needs all the atheists it can get but we also are in the bible belt in NE Ohio. Keep up the good work!!