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Reproductive Freedoms Picnic Tommorrow - Hi People, Sorry about the short notice, but I only received full details recently. Tommorrow at 3pm in Newtown there's a picnic by the group 'reproductive freedoms', who have been pursuing abortion rights and access. 3pm in Camperdown Memorial Mr.Y. Feb 23, 2008 10:19 AM
Re: [atheists-524] Re: "camping" trip - I'm in.... but someone need to give me lift ;) Sarang On Feb 20,[masked]:42 PM, thomas < [address removed] > wrote: Sarang P. Feb 21, 2008 1:35 AM
Re: [atheists-524] Re: "camping" trip - Hi people, I put up an event on the meetup site where you can rsvp, and leave comments. http://atheists.meetup.com/524/calendar/7369921/ Cheers Ansgar Jon wrote: > I would love to go. I can take 4 or 1 person depending on the car I take, so Ansgar Feb 20, 2008 11:34 PM
Re: [atheists-524] Re: "camping" trip - Jon Feb 20, 2008 11:15 PM
Re: [atheists-524] Re: "camping" trip - Hay, um yer the dates seem great so count me in, Wiseman's is down my way so it isn't a hassle to get there, and yer should be a good weekend. Thomas thomas Feb 20, 2008 10:39 PM
Re: [atheists-524] Re: "camping" trip - Count me in as a definite. I'm ok with going Friday or Saturday. I can take 3 other people in my car. Nevenka Nevenka Feb 20, 2008 10:34 AM
Re: [atheists-524] Re: "camping" trip - Hello Kathryn, Lock me in for that weekend. I am rostered off so it suits me fine. I would like to bring a friend, but will need to confirm first. I will let you know as soon as possible if that is the case. Cheers, Peter C. Feb 20, 2008 12:30 AM
Re: "camping" trip - Well.... I finally have dates for our atheists weekend away! Sat 29 March - Sun 30 March We could probably go up on the Friday evening if we want to. What does everyone think? aya Feb 19, 2008 9:20 PM
Re: "camping" trip - Hi again, Just to keep you all updated with the progress of the planning for the weekend away... My parents are doing some drainage work on the property this coming weekend (providing the rain stops!). When this work has been done the aya Feb 13, 2008 10:59 AM
"camping" trip - Hi everyone, As you're probably aware, I'm in the process of organising a weekend away for our group. My parents have a property up past Wiseman's Ferry (1.5 hours drive from Sydney), and they have said we are welcome to stay up t aya Feb 11, 2008 1:16 PM
Re: [atheists-524] Meetup news - On Mon, Feb 04, 2008 at 03:35:23PM -0500, Mr.Y. wrote: > On Sun, Feb 03, 2008 at 12:18:53AM -0500, Ansgar wrote: > > Ansgar, > > I've written a letter to the Skeptics along these lines, so perhaps I can > contribute / moderate this meeting. > Mr.Y. Feb 5, 2008 7:52 AM
Re: [atheists-524] Meetup news - On Sun, Feb 03, 2008 at 12:18:53AM -0500, Ansgar wrote: > Hi atheists, > If you have been on this list for a while, you might have noticed that > I struggle once in a while with the automatic reminder system imposed > on me by meetup.com. Sorry for Mr.Y. Feb 5, 2008 7:35 AM
when should we go camping? - Hi everyone, I've made a poll for people to indicate when they would be available to go camping together.... http://atheists.meetup.com/524­/polls/ If you're interested in camp aya Feb 3, 2008 7:53 PM
Meetup news - Hi atheists, If you have been on this list for a while, you might have noticed that I struggle once in a while with the automatic reminder system imposed on me by meetup.com. Sorry for multiple conflicting reminders. Other than the automatic remind Ansgar Feb 3, 2008 4:18 PM
Poems, evolution and other material - Hi, Following up from last night's meeting, I thought I'd post links to some of my recent radio work on the web. First, evolution and sex : http://www.archive.org/details­/2ser_sex Second, the Rudyard Kipling poem "The Young British Soldier", Mr.Y. Feb 1, 2008 8:01 AM
Sentenced to Death for Questioning the Role of Women in Islam (Sayed Perwiz Kambakhsh) - Hello All, Are we going to let this happen? Afghan 'blasphemy' death sentence - http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/wor­ld/south_asia/7204341.stm Australian media are just starting to report the story. The Age in Victoria had a brief bit in print ( Andrew R. Jan 31, 2008 12:03 PM
Atheist Social Lounge - Thurs 31 January at 6pm - Hi Everyone, Just reminding you all that there's a social atheist meetup this Thursday 31st January at 6pm in the Hippo Lounge at H aya Jan 28, 2008 11:56 PM
Meetup roundup - Hi all, Thanks again to all of you who did make it to the Courthouse, despite the rain, and for being part in this exercise in speaking up. Please post all the links and information that you wanted to share on the message board. Someone forgot a ni Ansgar Jan 23, 2008 11:40 PM
Meetup tomorrow - Hi all, As you might have noticed a bit of precipitation going on in the Sydney area right now. It is supposed to ease over the day, and for tomorrow only one or two showers are expected, maybe a thunderstorm. If it is dry in the evening, you can s Ansgar Jan 19, 2008 12:23 PM
Another update - Hi doubters, A brief reminder about next Sundays meetup in the Courthouse Hotel in Newtown. It starts on 6:30 pm, and Sarang was asked to volunteer to give a brief intro on the religious roots of rituals, and what to live with it. I'll keep and Ansgar Jan 15, 2008 10:49 PM
Radio, Turkey Slides and other material - You might recall I made a recent radio broadcast. I've put my recent radio broadcast, and other material, at : http://feeds.feedburner.com/Jo­hnAugustsPodcasts This coming Monday, I'll be giving a slide presentation from my trip to Turkey : Mon Mr.Y. Jan 15, 2008 12:10 PM
Happy New Year - Hi non-believers, A happy new year, and a good start into 2008 to all of you. We hope that this year will be as much fun as last year, and maybe even better. I'll say more about fun at the end of this email. So read on. =Meetups= In January, we Ansgar Jan 1, 2008 6:46 PM
Event Update: Atheist Social - Announcing a new event for The Sydney Atheists Meetup Group! What: Atheist Social When: Friday, December 28, 4:00 PM Where: Click the link below to find out! Event Description: This is a social event at the end Ansgar Dec 26, 2007 11:59 PM
General question - Happy Hour Atheist Drinks - Anurag wrote: > How about the Courthouse in Newtown? > It's got good food, is relatively reasonably priced, and sports a > generally alternative thinking atmosphere. > Anurag > I was thinking abou Ansgar Dec 22, 2007 3:21 PM
APEC style powers to do with pope - From a few weeks ago ... don't think I've seen it on this list. I am annoyed by the fact that if we were to indulge the APEC powers fiasco, we would have been willing to indulge it as a one off. But here we go again ... > Excerpt from: http:// Mr.Y. Dec 21, 2007 9:46 PM
Re: [atheists-524] General question - “Happy Hour Atheist Drinks” - Preview not available Anurag Dec 21, 2007 6:49 PM
RE: [atheists-524] General question - “Happy Hour Atheist Drinks” - Preview not available Michael W Dec 21, 2007 5:46 PM
RE: [atheists-524] General question - “Happy Hour Atheist Drinks” - Preview not available Tom H. Dec 21, 2007 4:29 PM
General question - “Happy Hour Atheist Drinks” - Preview not available Michael W Dec 21, 2007 1:13 PM
Pre-festivus update - Hi all, The next meetup event will be the first Atheist Social, a bbq in Centennial Park on Friday 28 of December. Check out the website for detail. If the weather is not playing along, it was suggested to go see the Golden Compass, if only to coun Ansgar Dec 21, 2007 10:52 AM
Some updates - Preview not available Ansgar Dec 15, 2007 4:22 PM
Housing Talk, Nuclear Power and Radio Show 14th December - I'll be giving a talk on Affordable Housing at the Society for Heterodox Economics at the University of NSW in Sydney on the 11th December in the 11.30 - 1pm slot. A day's registration isn't cheap, but I'd be able to get you into this session for free Mr.Y. Dec 6, 2007 8:30 AM
Some more news - Preview not available Ansgar Dec 3, 2007 11:57 PM
Evolve Fish - Preview not available Anthony Nov 30, 2007 7:37 PM
RE: [atheists-524] Fw: A message from Sam Harris regarding Ayaan Hirsi Ali - Preview not available Tom H. Nov 30, 2007 3:45 PM
Meetup wrap up - Preview not available Ansgar Nov 27, 2007 12:42 AM
Fw: A message from Sam Harris regarding Ayaan Hirsi Ali - Jon Nov 26, 2007 6:54 PM
Re: [atheists-524] Atheist Tract - Hi Tom ?and other atheists Thanks for helping the Secular Party. Ian B. Nov 22, 2007 12:43 PM
Atheist Tract - .hmmessage P { margin:0px; padding:0px } body.hmmessage { FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY:Tahoma } Hi all, This pamphlet is great consciousnes Tom H. Nov 22, 2007 8:22 AM
[Fwd: Harris Material] - Preview not available Ansgar Nov 21, 2007 12:56 AM
Media Release : Backlash against Government's religious agenda increases Secular Party membership - INCREASING FRUSTRATION WITH RELIGION IN GOVERNMENT INCREASES SECULAR PARTY MEMBERSHIP 20 NOVEMBER 2007 NSW Secretary and No. 2 NSW Senate Candidate John August comments: "Over the past year or two I've tal Mr.Y. Nov 20, 2007 2:17 PM
Re: [atheists-524] November meetup and this and that - Preview not available Ansgar Nov 19, 2007 2:11 PM
Re: [atheists-524] November meetup and this and that - Preview not available Nevenka Nov 19, 2007 12:01 PM
Re: [atheists-524] November meetup and this and that - This is so well timed :) By next weekend i will be finished my exams and can reclaim my social life! Ye-haa! Looking forward to seeing you all again!! - Aya/Kathryn On 18/11/2007, aya Nov 18, 2007 11:37 PM
November meetup and this and that - Preview not available Ansgar Nov 18, 2007 10:43 PM
Fw: Compass - Jon Nov 15, 2007 5:38 PM
Sculpture by the sea (Humanists) this Thursday - People, I'm organising this with under the humanist meetup group : http://humanism.meetup.com/165­/calendar/6725373/ And sign up if you're a member of that group. But, equally feel free to just turn up. But it might be an idea to let me you you' Mr.Y. Nov 13, 2007 10:38 AM
Media Release : Secular Party and Dr Nitschke join forces - MEDIA RELEASE : THE SECULAR PARTY AND DR. PHILIP NITSCHKE, INDEPENDENT FOR MENZIES, JOIN FORCES 6 November 2007 In a joint statement, Mr. John August, NSW Secretary of the Secular Party of Australia, and Dr. Philip Nitschke announced a joint promo Mr.Y. Nov 6, 2007 12:11 PM
Re: [atheists-524] Media Release : Howard meets Exclusive Brethren but ignores non-religious Australia - Do you think it may be possible that the Exclusive Brethren offered him lots of money and this is why he agreed to meet them? Was your counter-offer comparable? Mr.Y. wrote: > MEDIA RELEASE - HOWARD MEETS WITH EXCLUSIVE BRETHREN, BUT IGNORES NON- Ian W. Nov 4, 2007 2:24 PM
Media Release : Howard meets Exclusive Brethren but ignores non-religious Australia - MEDIA RELEASE - HOWARD MEETS WITH EXCLUSIVE BRETHREN, BUT IGNORES NON- RELIGIOUS AUSTRALIA - NSW HUMANISTS AND RATIONALISTS 4 NOVEMBER 2007 John August, President of the NSW Humanists, has sought a meeting with John Howard, Prime Minister in order Mr.Y. Nov 4, 2007 1:11 PM
Re: [atheists-524] Fw: MUSLIM SCHOOL IN CAMDEN - I'm not sure, but from the thing you forwarded it looks as if they're talking about a local council matter--and my guess would be that the local council would take no account of people from outside the council area. So unless you live (or work or ow JD Oct 31, 2007 2:54 PM
Fw: MUSLIM SCHOOL IN CAMDEN - Preview not available Jon Oct 31, 2007 8:00 AM
Almost November - Preview not available Ansgar Oct 28, 2007 11:23 PM
New Event: Smith lecture - Greg Clarke - Announcing a new event for The Sydney Atheists Meetup Group! What: Event: Smith lecture - Greg Clarke When: Friday, October 26, 7:00 PM Where: Click the link below to find out! Event Description: Sorry for this Ansgar Oct 25, 2007 11:17 PM
Secular Party Links - People, The Secular Party is at www.secular.org.au Here's some extracts of relevant material from our last bulletin to members : ********************* Crikey have given us a plug, noted by Michael : http://www.c Mr.Y. Oct 22, 2007 10:05 AM
FW: THE WISE OLD MAN!!!!!!!!!! - Preview not available Jon Oct 20, 2007 7:04 AM
FW: better look at this - Can you please put your thoughts to this! Subject: better look at this > > http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vuBo4E77ZXo > > > > Jon Oct 16, 2007 7:30 PM
RE: [atheists-524] Sydney Pro-choice group protest - The Christian/Jewish god is certainly pro-abortion: Psalm 137:9: Happy shall he be, that taketh and dasheth thy little ones against the stones. :) ______________________________­__ From: [address removed] on behalf of Mr.Y. Sent: Sat Guy C. Oct 14, 2007 2:32 PM
RE: [atheists-524] Sydney Pro-choice group protest - What the religious need to realise here, is the fact that if their god existed, he would be th greatest abortionist of all, allowing poor women to miscarry in hospital toilets etc etc, and evn the fact that if god existed a prayer worked, we would hav Jon Oct 13, 2007 4:17 PM
Sydney Pro-choice group protest - People, A sydney group, 'reproductive freedoms' is organising a protest against the 'Helpers of Gods Precious Infants' (HOGPI), who themselves go to an abortion clinic in Salisbury Rd where they harrass clients. Reproductive freedoms plan to disru Mr.Y. Oct 13, 2007 3:53 PM
Economics, Apologetics, Shove ... - People, You're probably aware of my talk on Christian Apologetics on the 21st. But, on the 10th of this month, I'll be giving my talk on "Alternative Economic Theories", at Open Forum - Humanist House, Wednesday 10th October at 8pm - $3. See even Mr.Y. Oct 4, 2007 2:47 PM
Atheist Update - Preview not available Ansgar Oct 1, 2007 11:37 PM
Next meetup and events this week - Preview not available Ansgar Sep 18, 2007 11:35 PM
This and that - Preview not available Ansgar Sep 5, 2007 2:45 PM
Meetup update - Preview not available Ansgar Aug 24, 2007 10:35 AM
SYDNEY EVENT : correction - 1 week away - Ooops !!! Sorry, that event is in fact a bit over a week away, not tommorrow. Sorry about that mistake. Means you've more time to plan to attend. Sadly, I'll probably be at a meta-ethics conference that same day, and will probably not be able to make Mr.Y. Aug 23, 2007 6:23 PM
SYDNEY EVENT : Prof. Graham Oppy (Monash) ' New Atheism Offensive?' Friday August 31 - People, Here's an event tommorrow which may be of interest. Short notice, tommorrow afternoon .... Gatic, John. ----- Forwarded message from "Phil, Carrol, Raegin, and Darian" ----- Date: Mon, 20 Aug[masked]:31:27 +1 Mr.Y. Aug 23, 2007 6:15 PM
Germany and Canada World Youth Day Actions - People, There's an interesting group in the US - Catholics for a free Choice. See : http://www.catholicsforchoice.­org/ They've done some interesting stuff in Germany in 2002. I'm trying to figure out if anyone did anything in Canada 2005. Anyway Mr.Y. Aug 21, 2007 11:40 PM
New Event: Event: Why I am still a Christian - Greg Clarke - Hi all, Just a brief reminder, that Greg Clarke, who talked last week on why he isn't an atheist will talk tomorrow about why he's still Christian. Note: This is not an official Meetup, but an external event. What: Ansgar Aug 21, 2007 10:28 AM
Why christianity shouldn't influence politcal agenda - Hey i just wrote a blog post based on ideas i've been having/reading, etc which came together after taking this survey . I'd love it if people Hugo Aug 13, 2007 11:19 PM
Re: [atheists-524] Vote online: "Christian values influence Australia's politica - Preview not available user 3. Aug 13, 2007 9:30 PM
Re: [atheists-524] Vote online: "Christian values influence Australia's political agenda?" - Hey i just wrote a blog post based on ideas i've been having, reading, etc which came together after taking the survey. I'd love it if people could critique it and/or help with references that i can add to back it all up. Link Hugo Aug 13, 2007 6:22 PM
Vote online: "Christian values influence Australia's political agenda?" - Mike M Aug 13, 2007 5:37 PM
Volunteer wanted: Presenting Dawkins' "God delusion" - Hi atheists, The next meetup will be next Sunday, and due to popular demand we will discuss "God Delusion" by Dawkins. I am looking for a volunteer who feels like presenting this book. This will will be an opportunity to tell the others what's good Ansgar Aug 11, 2007 6:40 PM
Copy of radio broadcast - People, You'll find a copy of the radio broadcast this afternoon. arachnid.apana.org.au/johna/ra­zor[masked]-11.john.mp3 Something of an experience ... but I'll leave my reflections for those who are members of the Secular Party. Regards, Mr.Y. Aug 11, 2007 6:31 PM
Radio segment - People, This is a radio segment I'm planning to put on. Less atheist related, but I hope you don't mind me posting it. Regards, -- Truth by committee. John August, convenor The Sydney Shove - www.sydneyshove.org -- I've a radio prog Mr.Y. Aug 10, 2007 3:31 PM
Media Release, Radio appearance - People, I've listed the media release that went out to several outlets below. It's gone through several generations, we added some final changes to it at the secular party meeting last night. I've been interviewed for the "Razor's Edge" program on Mr.Y. Aug 10, 2007 3:29 PM
Re: [atheists-524] Events this month - I'm very much hoping to make it to find out why this dude isn't an atheist, thanks for the info. Tynan On 8/9/07, Ansgar & Tynan Aug 10, 2007 12:07 AM
RE: [atheists-524] Events this month - Preview not available user 3. Aug 9, 2007 10:53 PM
Events this month - Preview not available Ansgar Aug 9, 2007 9:51 AM
Re: [atheists-524] Reference to Sydney Unitarian Church - Preview not available Ansgar Aug 1, 2007 2:14 AM
Re: [atheists-524] Reference to Sydney Unitarian Church - Hi Guys, I liaise with several people that attend the Unitarian Church in the US. My understanding is they celebrate general human spirituality, but not 'a god' per se. In a sense, it's a tad feelgood and yes they sing hymns (ok I'm starting to user 4. Jul 31, 2007 4:19 PM
Re: [atheists-524] Reference to Sydney Unitarian Church - Quoting "Mr.Y." : > On Mon, Jul 30, 2007 at 10:40:22PM -0400, Biggles wrote: > > "there is at most one God". informs me that the unitarian > > church holds implacably to the belief that there is a god, a father- JD Jul 31, 2007 3:06 PM
Re: [atheists-524] Reference to Sydney Unitarian Church - The Unitarian Church don't appear to be an atheist church at all, but at best a deistic church, for all the claims about agnosticism. They sing Hymns to a God. Why bother if there isn't one? Why bother if there only might be? I've read through the pamp Ian W. Jul 31, 2007 2:28 PM
Re: [atheists-524] Reference to Sydney Unitarian Church - On Mon, Jul 30, 2007 at 10:40:22PM -0400, Biggles wrote: > Hi to all, > I'm not a party-pooper but I am an inveterate skeptic. Can > anyone provide a cogent reason why an atheist should be interested in this > approach. Not really. I Mr.Y. Jul 31, 2007 1:35 PM
Re: [atheists-524] Reference to Sydney Unitarian Church - "there is at most one god"... "failing that, no god" On 31/07/07, Biggles < [address removed] > wrote: aya Jul 31, 2007 12:45 PM
The Sydney Atheists August Meetup - When: Sunday, August 19, 2007 at 7:00 PM Where: Zanzibar 323 King Street Newtown Sydney By popular demand this meetup will be a book club, where we discuss one of the recent bestsellers on atheism, so that those who read it Ansgar Jul 27, 2007 5:54 PM
Reference to Sydney Unitarian Church - People, The web reference of the Sydney Unitarian Church is : www.sydneyunitarianchurch.org As I've noted, they're an unusual church - relaxed tolerant atheists are welcome at services - no one will try to convert you - one of their sentiments Mr.Y. Jul 23, 2007 10:39 PM
July meetup on Sunday - Where: Fair Trade Cafe, Glebe Point Rd, Glebe What: Sunday 22/07/07 7pm What: Atheist meetup Hi godless people, The July meetup will take place this Sunday at 7pm in the Fair Trade Cafe in Glebe. The topic of the evening will be anti-theism, Ansgar Jul 20, 2007 8:42 PM
Atheism is a wonderful gift to give a child - Preview not available user 3. Jul 8, 2007 10:09 AM
Separation of Church and State, 12th July - Thursday 12th July 2007 at 6pm Separation of Church and State? Venue : Sydney Mechanics' School of Arts, 280 Pitt Street Sydney Cost : Free See www.sydneymsa.com.au Should there be a clear separatio Mr.Y. Jul 6, 2007 10:47 AM
New Event: Event: Welcoming the cross - Announcing a new event for The Sydney Atheists Meetup Group! What: Event: Welcoming the cross When: Sunday, July 1, 12:00 PM Where: Click the link below to find out! Event Description: Hi Atheists, Rev. Tre Ansgar Jun 29, 2007 7:47 PM
RE: [atheists-524] July 1 Darling Harbour!!!! - Preview not available user 3. Jun 29, 2007 7:36 AM
July 1 Darling Harbour!!!! - Preview not available user 3. Jun 29, 2007 7:33 AM
INSIGHT, SBS TV - Looking for participants - Message Jon Jun 26, 2007 7:57 PM
Meet Sunday 24th June (today!) - Preview not available user 3. Jun 23, 2007 11:56 PM
RE: [atheists-524] World youth day celebrations kick off 01/07/2007! - Preview not available user 3. Jun 23, 2007 4:06 PM
Sydney Shove : Justice, Punishment and Policing : Myths, Realities and Alternatives, 26th June - The Sydney Shove is a group which I convene - I think this event could be of interest to members of the atheist meetup group. John. The Sydney Shove Justice, Punishment and Policing : Myths, Realities and Alternatives 26th June, 6.30 for 7pm, Mr.Y. Jun 22, 2007 8:45 AM
RE: [atheists-524] Re: Next meetup and related stuff - Preview not available user 3. Jun 21, 2007 9:49 AM
Re: Next meetup and related stuff - Hi unbelievers, Just a quick reminder on tomorrows meetup at NewQ in Newtown. The meetup will start at 7.00 pm sharp, and the NewQ is a new queer community space opposite of Newtown station, on 22 Enmore Rd, right next to the Buddhist centre. I Ansgar Jun 21, 2007 6:32 AM

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