Sunday, 11 November 2018

Judaism - tenets followed by 55% of the world - how, what, why?

Judaism is a non-proselytising religion, yet most of its tenets are followed by 55% of the world's population and utilised by an overwhelming number of proselytising religions including virtually every form of Christianity and Islam.

What is it about the fantasy, fables, fiction and edicts of Judaism that have led to such widespread following, as well as so much social and human suffering over at least the last two thousand years?

Steve Marton explains.


At the end of Steve's talk, all ticket holders will receive a first edition copy of his book - The man who created God.

Entry to this event will be $5.00 for supporter members of Sydney Atheists and $10.00 for non-supporter attendees. Annual Supporter membership is only $20. To become a supporter member, please go to: http://www.sydneyatheists.org/p/donations-and-membership.html

Our talk events are held at the Function Room at Club Redfern:
7.00pm - 9.00pm
2nd Floor, 159 Redfern St
REDFERN, NSW 2000

RSVP here: https://www.meetup.com/sydneyatheists/events/pqbqkqyxqbsb/

Sunday, 14 October 2018

Escape from religion - Catholicism

Jenny grew up a Catholic.
What is this religion?
What does it do?
How did Jenny escape?
What were the ramifications?
Jenny will answer these and many more questions in an informative talk about Catholicism.

Entry to this event will be $5.00 for supporter members of Sydney Atheists and $10.00 for non supporter attendees. Annual Supporter membership is only $20. To become a supporter member, please go to: http://www.sydneyatheists.org/p/donations-and-membership.html




Our talk events are held at the Function Room at Club Redfern:
2nd Floor, 159 Redfern St
REDFERN, NSW 2000

https://www.meetup.com/sydneyatheists/events/cckkxnyxpbmb/

Wednesday, 26 September 2018

Scripture in schools - a blight on our education system


Dr Darrin Morgan is from FIRIS - Fairness In Religion In Schools. His talk will focus on religious instruction in NSW public schools in the context of international human rights and the machinations of elements of the scripture lobby which are aimed at dismissing the rights of parents/caregivers with non-religious belief systems.

Unlike NSW, Victoria has succeeded in removing the perniciousness of scripture.

Entry to this event will be $5.00 for supporter members of Sydney Atheists and $10.00 for non-supporter attendees. Annual Supporter membership is only $20. To become a supporter member, please go to: http://www.sydneyatheists.org/p/donations-and-membership.html

This talk  will be held from 7.00 to 9.00pm Friday 12th of October at the Function Room
Club Redfern:
2nd Floor, 159 Redfern St
REDFERN, NSW 2000
RSVP here: https://www.meetup.com/sydneyatheists/events/cckkxnyxnbqb/

Saturday, 8 September 2018

An evening of atheist - religious humour

An evening of atheist - religious humour

This event is intended to be an evening of humour, fun and laughter with various atheist and religious videos.

Come have a laugh because Scott Morrison might just ban us from laughing about religion. Perhaps he might invoke stoning as it says in the Bible and the Koran: https://www.smh.com.au/politics/federal/scott-morrison-vows-to-change-laws-on-religious-freedom-but-won-t-be-a-culture-warrior-pm-20180907-p502da.html


We will have time for chat, discussion and most importantly fellowship and connection with other atheists

Entry to this event will be $5.00 for all attendees.
Annual Supporter membership of Sydney Atheists is only $20. To become a supporter member, please go to: http://www.sydneyatheists.org/p/donations-and-membership.html

This event will be held at the Function Room at Club Redfern:


2nd Floor, 159 Redfern St

REDFERN, NSW 2000

The entrance is 20 metres across Gibbons Street from Redfern Station under the SPAR sign. You can walk up the stairs, the escalator or use the elevator to the 2nd floor where the club is located. The outside of the venue is shown below.


Parking is available in the shopping complex and adjacent streets.


Please have your meal in the adjacent lounge areas where there is a variety of food and drinks including Australian and Chinese meals - see the menu selection at: http://www.clubredfern.com.au/dining


Sydney Atheists look forward to welcoming everyone to a great atmosphere and experience.



Dinner is available from 5.30pm whilst the talks begin at 7.00pm. As there will be limited table space, it is preferable to have meals in the restaurant section of the club before entering the function area, though bringing drinks in will be fine.
RSVP here: https://www.meetup.com/sydneyatheists/events/cckkxnyxmbsb/

Tuesday, 26 June 2018

Cults

Cults are simply religions that have not yet been accepted by enough followers.

By definition, they are: "a system of religious veneration and devotion directed towards a particular figure or object
".
Nathan Zamprogno is a teacher, Councillor and a member of
Cult Information and Family Support Incorporated.
Nathan will discuss cults in Australia, how they work and the harm that they cause in so many ways.
7.00pm Friday 10th of August on the second floor at Club Redfern, 159 Gibbons Street Redern
Entry to this event will be $5.00 for supporter members of Sydney Atheists and $10.00 for non supporter attendees. Annual Supporter membership is only $20. To become a supporter member, please go to: http://www.sydneyatheists.org/p/donations-and-membership.html

To buy advance purchase tickets for non financial members, please go to https://www.trybooking.com/WRGF

Friday, 18 May 2018

Evidence for an alternative history of Islam
Friday 8th June 
John Perkins will discuss the legend of the Prophet Muhammad who is integral to Islam. He is cited as the founder of the religion, and the source of the Koran. All of the information about him dates from 100-200 years after the supposed events. None of it accords with contemporary historical records based on non-Islamic sources.

This talk has had to be moved to the 2nd Floor of the Occidental hotel, 43 York Street Sydney, just a 40 metre walk from Wynyard station.
Please come to the 2nd floor from 5.30 onwards, where you can order food and drinks from the bar. You can eat and drink at the tables in the room before and during the talk.
The talk will begin at 7.00pm and expect to finish by 9.00pm.
Entry for Sydney Atheists members is $5.00 and Non-members $10.00.
Membership is $20.00.

Sydney Atheists look forward to welcoming everyone to a great atmosphere and experience.
RSVP: https://www.meetup.com/sydneyatheists/events/cckkxnyxjblb/
Committee update from 9th June:
President Jess Nissan
Vice President Steve Marton
Secretary Rob Rayment
Treasurer Semih Ilhan
Public Officer Mike Beecham
Public Relations Officer Sam Aziz
Assistant Secretary / Treasurer Mohamed Farahat