Greetings, Kerry! 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 . :D You might feel more at home.
Actually this coming weekend is the meeting of the AAPM American Association of Medical Physicists at the george brown convention center. So nearly every medical physicist in the US and a number from around the world will be in Houston for nearly a week including myself. Medical Physicists are every where, and are required by law for a number of procedures and approvals on equipment. Thanks for inviting me to be in your group of friends. I really appreciate it and look forward to getting to know you and the rest of the community.
hi Kerry, thanks a lot for adding me, found you on my myspace list, and just added Rich. I like your profile (you've been in Germany, cool - I'm from the Northern part-), just listened to 'Dead Man's Party'=love it!!! Have a nice day!!!
Just did some checking on the Aussie atheist thingy.
"The results of the 2006 census suggest that more Australians are leaving religion behind altogether, many of the mainline Christian churches are going backwards, and that Christians are making up a smaller proportion of the overall population as the number of Muslims, Buddhists and Hindus continues to grow."
In 2001, 74% of Australians aged 18 years and over reported affiliating with a religion. In the following year, only 23% reported participating in church or religious activities over a three month period.
In the 2006 census, 19% of Australians claimed no religious affiliation up from 16% in 2001.
A recent survey revealed that According to the survey, most Australians (52 percent) never or very seldom attend a church, mosque, synagogue, or temple for religious purposes. Only a quarter of the population described themselves as deeply religious. Meanwhile, 44 percent said religion did not play a central role in their lives. And nearly a third said they were not religious at all.