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Discussions With Those Of Faith

  • May 17, 2014 · 7:30 PM
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Since 2011, Brisbane Atheists has been active in engaging Operation 513 - a Young-Earth Creationist Fundamentalist Christian street preaching organisation with chapters in Canberra, Sydney and Hobart as well as the United Kingdom - on a weekly basis for the purpose of both responding to their anti-scientific, irrational and illogical tirades as well as to promote science, logic, reason and positive Atheism in a public forum.

Our goal is to encourage serious discussion and healthy debate both with the preacher themselves as well as with fringe members of Operation 513, our intention being to present the general public passing by with an opportunity to also speak with and question the theistic beliefs of Operation 513 but to also hear and speak with us regarding our Atheistic viewpoint; the disbelief in theistic assertions relating to the existance of god / gods due to no good evidence.

We are not there to provoke rude arguments, incite violence or heckle; though voices may be raised and the topics discussed be of a sensitive nature that may be deemed potentially offensive to us, we must insist upon the members of Brisbane Atheists remaining civil, courteous and refrain from using blatantly offensive language at all times.  Feel free to blaspheme however (it's a victimless crime afterall).  We have developed an understanding and an almost mutual respect with most members of Operation513 and we would like this to continue on into 2013.

Please note: This Meetup should be considered a form of 'Atheistic activism' and might not be suitable for all our members; attendance is in no way, shape or form a prerequisite to membership with Brisbane Atheists and is not representative of the ultimate goal of this Meetup Group which serves as an outlet for those of us who identify as Atheist, Agnostic, etc. to meet and interact with others in a variety of fun, sociable and intellectually stimulating ways.

We do however encourage interested members to come and join us for a drink on Saturday nights at 08:00pm and if comfortable to please come along and listen or join in the debates.

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  • Sheridan B.

    Yes today I stood in for a minister that didn't turn up! Total fraud on my part! Even had to read lips for the Hail Mary! Residents loved it! I felt horrible, I deceived very old people! I did have lots of laughs but at there age 102 years, what was I to do? Tell them sorry guys, there is no god? Pulled it of, felt like the serpent from my childhood!

    May 16, 2014

  • Matthew F.

    Yes it will. I'll be there. There is 2 meetups one at the Hilton and this one at Jimmy's which I will attend. If you need help give me a call on 0415 490721. I attend every second Saturday. The fundies usually start up at around 8pm and go till 11pm. They are right outside the Myer center so it's hard to miss them. If you have a hard time finding us best bet is to find the fundies and that's where you will either find Scott, Mark or myself.

    May 16, 2014

  • Peter

    Will this be going ahead? I turned up on Sat 10-May-2014 and no one was there.

    May 11, 2014

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