"I had the impression that many police departments have employed "psychic detectives". Perhaps these rarely used staff could get to work investigating and exposing store front psychics. Give 'em something to do."
"Julia Gillard, the Australian PM was asked in a radio interview about her "beliefs" (like they are remotely important) and she relied that she's an atheist after growing up in partly religious household. Sadly, given the PM's…"
"Jees, these "loving" christians are so good at hate. I suppose hate appears to be institutionalised in christianity (and the other silly abrahamic religions) so it really shouldn't be surprising that they're so good at it."
"Religion offers an easy to digest answer to those that worry about becoming worm food after shuffling off this mortal coil. If you don't actually die, it's OK. The thought of wallowing around in a dismembered state in "heaven"…"
"Err...$250 Million?? Sh*t!! Bugger looking after the pensioners who've paid tax all their working lives, and make sure the government looks after the least productive members of society, the clerics, that gaggle of dewy eyed vacuuous…"
"But...we are having an impact. News from the UK this morning that one of the pope's aides has compared the UK to a third world country (apparently because of the wide variety of nationalities seen on the street) and said the country is a hotbed…"
"Hi John, they pick 'n choose 'coz deep down they know it's a pile of man made rubbish. So many are swept up in the 'social' side of their belief system experience that to admit to not believing could end in the loss of…"
"Because their belief system is based on completely created mumblings from Bronze age goat herders. There was no knowlege, no education and absolutely no idea what the answers were to the 'big' questions. The purveyors of the abrahamic…"
"Maybe it pays to hate. Look at that baptist mob in I think in Kansas that HATE gay people. They seem to make enough money to attend the funerals of soldiers to errr..present their views. They must have a tax free income. Why are they or any other…"
Hi Robert, the Melbourne convention is being organized in co-operation with Atheist Alliance International - the same 'crowd' that are organizing the LA convention.
Sorry you won't be able to make it to Melbourne, but the Richard Dawkins Foundation will be taping his address and it will be available on DVD. Not sure about any plans for doing videos of the other speakers, but I would think it's a distinct possibility.
Hi Robert! Welcome to Atheist Nexus. I'm Kris from Queensland. You'll find lots of people who agree with you here! Take a look at some of the issues we're tackling on the Aussie, Kiwi and South Pacific Atheists group. You might also like to look at this discussion on Hillsong's 'etiquette' programme, Shine, which is offered as a 'secular' programme in Queensland schools. On behalf of our Australian members, my co-host, The Irreverent Mr Black and I are working with the Australian Secular Lobby and some other interested parties on this matter right now.
By the way, do you know about the forthcoming Global Atheist Convention to be held in Melbourne from 12-14 March next year? Have a look at the website - it's going to be huge!