This Meetup group is provided as a free service to the whole community of South Australian atheist, agnostic and non-religious people to find out about events that may be relevant to them.
The Atheist Community of South Australia Incorporated (ACSA) exists to:
1. Work to further unite and expand the atheist community of South Australia by hosting social events, promoting sceptical and rational discussion, and providing a safe and inclusive environment for those questioning their religion
2. Advocate for a true secular society with a separation of church and state, and the removal of all religious privilege under the law
3. Publicly challenge claims regarding truth and existence that are based on superstition and religious dogma
4. Increase the public understanding that atheism is compatible with an ethical, rational, and compassionate philosophy
5. Participate in community service and humanitarian projects
And Oh, BTW with the formalities over and done with, just to test the idea that Atheists never have any fun:-
"Welcome to the Land of Echoing Absences & Woven Web of Guesses!!"
As it has come to pass, verily we say unto thee, that as a community*, we are, or ought to be, transitioning, if only we had a goddammed Atlas. We’re celebrating the transition by keeping absolutely everything exactly and universally the same. We are chilling in the stillness of the present moment of meeting up down at the Astor Hotel @ 437 Pulteney St, ( it's right on the North-West corner of Pulteney and Gilles), on the first Monday night of the month for a heartfelt chat, without parental supervision, real, imagined or goddess-given. The common thing we share isn't a belief in some god or other (even given that there's just so many to choose from) or a belief that there positively isn't a god. What we share is a lack of belief in god. That is to say, for us, as atheists, there's an echoing absence of a belief in god. And as such, we are pretty keen to live life free from the strictures and scriptures imposed by the religious everyman and his dogma.
So no grand designs, other than the ones that we individually create. No little plans, other than our own itsy-bitsy foibles of paying the mortgage and writing some distinctly average poetry, which we like to imagine is all completely the actual product of our very own rapier wits. Such is the cut, the thrust and parry of our one known shot at life. But and however, you might notice that we’re quite relaxed & comfortable about all of that. If you bother to come along then you might find that by the end of the evening that it was noted several times, without despair, an echoing absence of an Atlas. +
And Oh, BTW, and PS; the monthly social meetups are a great way to meet fellow atheists and be a part of the greater atheist community in South Australia. Each month we gather at for a meal, a few drinks, and a chat about anything and everything. Whether you have only recently walked away from religion, or have been an atheist for a long time, you're welcome to come along and hang out for a few hours in a friendly atmosphere. It is not necessary for a person to be a paid member of The Atheist Community of South Australia Incorporated to attend this event. Committee members will be available on the night to answer your questions about the Atheist Community of South Australia. Failing that Wayne J. will just make up some random stuff as we go along; he's qualified since he's an ex-baptist. Ex seventh-day-adventist, mormons and anglicans available on request. Membership application forms will also be available at the event or you can print and prefill one yourself and bring it along!
* The Atheist-Community-of-SA Incorporated (ACSA) host this MeetUp.
+ And if you really really must have an Atlas present, we’ve left one over there; can you see?? Just over behind that tree, yeah that’s right, the one just beyond last Wednesday’s fortnight. ++
++ And for those also seeking a definite guarantee of the certainty of a single deified moral sauce then take a little further wander on down that winding path to finders keepers that grave of some old geeky greeky guy, where the headstone reads "Xenophanes, Circa 500 BCE" and the inspiration says "But as for certain truth, no man has known it. Nor will he know it; neither of the gods, nor yet of all the things of which I speak. And if by chance he were to utter the final truth, he would himself not know it : For all is but a woven web of guesses."
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