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Governer de Kretser talked to Victoria's Police Chaplains' Annual Conference about ethics and religion.

Posted on November 3, 2009 at 10:15pm 0 Comments

Victoria's Governor spoke to the annual conference of Police Chaplains and said a lot of nonsense unfortunately. First he said that because church attendance is declining we should think of teaching ethics in schools and other educational institutions. Well I'm all in favour of teaching ethics but what does it have to do with declining church attendance?

Church attendance in Australia is about 7.5% and falling. A figure I'm very proud of. It makes Australia one of the most secular… Continue

What the hell is an atheist church?

Posted on July 16, 2009 at 12:22am 7 Comments

Is there something to worship? Will we have cake stalls and car boot sales? Raise money for charity? Congratulate ourselves on our faithlessness? Or just have regular piss-ups?

I know conventional churches do more than just worship invisible beings but that is meant to be their main purpose.

I definitely wouldn't want to call it a church ffs. This sounds like the sort of thing accomodationists would set up in order to try to camouflage their atheism. "Oh yes I go to church… Continue

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At 10:14pm on July 16, 2009, Chrys Stevenson said…
Oh, I must admit my heart did a little fillip when I saw your name. I thought, Janet Holmes a Court? Surely not! I remember reading that she is an atheist ...
At 10:13pm on July 16, 2009, Chrys Stevenson said…
Hi Janet, I just noticed your profile - I'm sorry I missed welcoming you when you joined. I'm Kris from Queensland. I'd like to invite you to join our Aussie, Kiwi and South Pacific Atheists forum.
At 3:12pm on May 26, 2009, Little Name Atheist said…
Welcome to Atheist Nexus!

Unlike the good Doctor, I'm not friends with all 7,999 of the people here.
At 5:42pm on May 25, 2009, Dr. Terence Meaden said…
Welcome to Atheist Nexus with its 8000 good friends.

A useful science group to join, with its 125 discussions and numerous video films, is “ORIGINS” (Origins: Universe, Life, Humans, Evolution, Religion....).

One discussion (over 70 posts) is "Proud to be Atheist".
There's much to feel good about
because atheists and humanists hold the intellectual high ground—far from the mental slavery of superstitious people who submit to a narrow-minded controlling clergy with their imaginary god, heaven and hell.
Terry Meaden (physicist; Oxford)



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