Adelaide Active Atheists

UPDATE: The location has been changed to the Directors Hotel, on Gouger Street.

We will meet to discuss the future of this activist group.

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  • dianne r.

    Did you know that the Scientist Albert Einstein was a Christian..he had great insight and was to recognise that two realities, matter and energy, are closely interwoven. Matter can be made from energy. What we see is made from what we do not see.
    just because you cant see God therefore doesnt make Him not real, the Word of God and Science go together. Christoper Colombus was also a Christian..he read in the Bible in Isaiah40:22a "It is God Who sits above the circle of the earth and its inhabitants" so he took no notice of those who thought the earth was flat and that they would fall off if they sailed beyond the horizon...he knew from Gods Word that it was round. The Bible is a History Book where everything took place, and they were people just like you and me. Religion has put its own slant on it and has mislead a lot of people...but the Bible is the total Truth, you need the Holy Spirit too read it though as it was written under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit.

    February 25, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Dianne, your divine faith I can put up with. But for Higgs Boson's sake, LEARN HOW TO USE THE RIGHT "TOO" OR "TO"! God loves good grammar.

      3 · March 1, 2013

    • dianne r.

      Thanks Liam for picking me up on that one...had to have a chuckle at that...totally agree with you - Im sure God does love good grammar.

      March 1, 2013

  • dianne r.

    Thanks Scott for your information...nothing will change me back to an atheist from being a Christian. Ive had so many amazing things happen too me since putting my faith in Jesus Christ that it truly begs belief. Ive been able to also lay hands on people like the Bible says and people have recovered...the Devil can also heal but he cant take you too Heaven, so theres no point in a limited healing. The Holy Spirit has given me words for complete stangers that only God could know. Non of these amazing things happened before I was saved, infact my life was going from bad to worse. I was into the Occult before my Salvation so I know that the Supernatural is real, the only problem was before I was on the "bad guys team" Im not a religious person, but have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, its so very different. I didnt go to Church for at least 5 years after my first 3 years as a Christian, but I never lost my connection with God. My Church always lets us make up our on mind.

    February 26, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Dianne, the most important question (to me)...seeing that none of the members hear believe Jesus to be their saviour and I guess that all members do not believe in the existence of a 'holy spirit'...does this mean that we are all going to hell? A place of eternal torture?

      February 28, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      What good is evidence and rational argument, to someone who clearly doesn't respect either. This conversation sounds like what it is, two different songs being sung at the same time. Please dianne and atheists, stop wasting your own time, and filling up my email client with messages that frankly just annoy me. If you have something to add to the relevance of an atheist social REAL LIFE meet up, then i am happy to read it. Otherwise, kindly take this conversation elsewhere, like on a forum where it belongs, or maybe the comments of a youtube video.

      February 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks Scott for answering the Columbus question. It raises the question though as to why Columbus was funded at all. The trip from Spain to Bombay was around 18,000 km by sea (no Suez canal back then). The shortest possible trip via the west route would have been avbout 23,000 km withh no Americas or Suz Canal. Finding a shorter route was truly ill fated. But he did discover the Americas and the Westboro Baptist Church!

    February 26, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Dianne, Yes Christopher Columbus was a Catholic, this is true, because he had no other choice, especially in Spain, Columbus lived during the time of the Spanish Inquisition. If you were not a Catholic at this time you were put to death. Nasty business. This is what religion can lead to, death and torture and living in fear. His Christianity was also different to yours. His church teaches that holy spirit can only be received thru the (Catholic) Church (you can't do it on your own). So maybe you might not even consider this Catholic explorer a Christian as the 'sect' he belongs to disagrees with your fundamental beliefs?

      2 · February 27, 2013

    • dianne r.

      I'll be honest Mark I dont believe in denominations, as they have caused a lot of strife, and a lot of things have been done in the name of God, that are flat out wrong. And yes you are right back in those days in Spain it was mandatory for everyone too be a Catholic as it was the first founded religion. Thats what happened to Christopher Columbus, he felt he had heard from God to go and bring Christianity to as much of the world as he could. Anyone can have the Holy Spirit, its just about asking Jesus into your heart - Gods Word says that "Hes no respecter of persons" so we all qualify once we have put our faith and trust in Jesus. And yes the religion of old did indeed led to some nasty stuff. As I keep saying "Im not into religion, but a relationship with Jesus Christ" you dont live under any sort of rules, but under Gods Grace...even Jesus said in the Bible that "man has made the Word of God to no effect"

      February 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Can I edit this? On my browser I cannot see what I type in this forum! The second last sentence should read "...no Americas or Panama canal."

    February 26, 2013

  • Bernard C.

    It was good to meet you all. I'm glad I attended. I look forward to future meet-ups. Cheers!

    February 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I had a migraine

    February 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Got a deadline tomorrow morning that I have to meet.

    February 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    This is funny and worth checking out from the Richard Dawkins site. Enjoy. I know i did:-) http://www.richarddawkins.net/foundation_articles/2013/2/16/makes-sense

    February 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm just in it for the beers, but I wish everyone else all the best.

    February 19, 2013

  • A former member

    A former member changed the location from The Astor to DIRECTORS HOTEL

    February 19, 2013

  • Adrian J.

    And now for something completely different

    Link:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YLqKVnNpQ4s

    Enjoy

    February 16, 2013

    • Martin

      Thanks Adrian; watched it twice.

      February 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Just giving everyone the heads up that on The Thinking Atheist podcast today its about childhood indoctrination. Im sure its a subject that makes all of us livid and Seth Andrews does a great job of presenting a balanced show for all callers. Hope others get the chance to tune in.

    February 13, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I think our time it airs sometime in the afternoon but they get put in archive after so its easy to download them.

      February 13, 2013

    • Ash

      Some posts removed here, as well as one that wasn't really an issue but was a reply to a deleted post, so I removed that one as well. -Ash

      1 · February 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Damn. Discovered that I won't be in Adelaide in that period.
    Maybe next time?

    February 15, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Aww too bad Father Mike...

      February 15, 2013

  • Scott S

    our first decision must be to elect a chair and a minute taker at a minimum

    February 12, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      And to enforce strict documented rules as to who is permitted to say what to whom and when.

      1 · February 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I shall attend, health permitting, if only to add weight to the anti-officious-power-coup faction.

    1 · February 12, 2013

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