Hello Terence. Thank you for the welcome. I am learning to navigate around this site and just stumbled upon your comment. Sorry it took a while to respond. Looks like some fascinating stuff. I'll keep tabs and chime in when I eventually catch up with this site. Though I did become an "official" atheist until recently I have always had it on my mind. Of you have time to read some of my forum comments you will see part of my trek. Excited for discussions. Ronin
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.