Friday, 30 October 2015

New Home

Sydney Atheists' previous venue has been closed for renovations and may no longer be available to us in the format that we were used to.

We have a new and much better venue - the Function Room at Club Redfern. 
Located on the second floor at 159 Redfern Street (on the corner with Gibbons Street), it is a 20 metre walk across Gibbons Street from Redfern station.

Not only is our new home very convenient to transport, we will have a far wider selection of food, better lighting, more comfortable chairs, a huge screen for audiovisual, a projector that screens from the ceiling, thus not interfering in people's views. The location can be reached not only by stairs, but also by escalator and elevator. Whilst one could not get a coffee or tea at our previous venue, that becomes a possibility at the new one.

Attendees are well advised to get to the venue before our talks begin to have their meals though on limited ocassions food may be brought into the Function room. Drinks can always be brought into the Function room.
To see the menu selection, please go to

A photo below shows the entrance to the venue under the SPAR sign.

If you have issues finding the venue, please call Steve 0450 123 211

Tuesday, 22 September 2015

Press Release

Dear Malcolm Turnbull,

Congratulations on your ascendancy in becoming Prime Minister.

We also congratulate you on your desire to advance the country and your interest in science, technology and innovation. We would like to propose the abolition of funding for School Chaplains.

As you are no doubt aware, chaplains and clergy in general spend an inordinate time dwelling on and teaching ancient outdated texts to the detriment of scientific knowledge and human advancement. It is our view that overtly or covertly, they seek to inculcate religion - belief in imaginary beings, imaginary places and imaginary afterlives - as well as backward thinking rather than rational thinking, free expression and broad respect for the evolving laws and peoples of the land.

Abolition of the Chaplaincy would save $250 million dollars and we see such expenditure as inappropriate. We encourage you to do this.

Yours sincerely,

Steve Marton
President Sydney Atheists

Friday, 18 September 2015

The Heathen Comedy show returns for 2015
Friday 9th October

Enjoy an evening of entertainment, fun and irreverence.
Our star studded Comedians for this evening include:
MC Peter Meisel, comedians Jazz Twemlow, Ben Elwood and the powerhouse Australian comedian who has spent the last ten years performing in the UK, Steve Hughes.
General Admission $25. Supporter Members $20.00.
It is easy to become a Supporter Member of Sydney Atheists either by joining at one of our events or please go to 

The 2014 Heathen Comedy Show was a huge success with the following being just some of the comments:
"Great night of comedy!"
"Hilarious night. Makes you feel sane & proud to be an Atheist!"
"Deliciously blasphemous. I smirked, sniggered and chuckled for the entire evening."
"Best belly laugh for ages"
"The Comedy Show was terrific"
Dinner and drinks will be available from 6.00pm. Meals begin at $10.00. The show will commence at 7.30.

Tickets through our Trybooking site: .

Thursday, 3 September 2015

Friday 11th September Talk - Exodus

This is a special evening when two gentlemen, Nad - formerly a Coptic Christian - and Mohamed  - formerly a Sunni Muslim - will discuss their journeys from Egypt to Australia and from their religions to atheism. What was life like in Egypt, what transformations occurred in Australia? What prompted them, how did their journeys progress and what were the implications? How did their families and friends react? Hear the answers to these questions and many more.

To RSVP and purchase tickets, please go to:

Sunday, 12 July 2015

Dealing with Chaos - the mind's response to reality

In our Friday 14th of August Talk, Timothy Graham will discuss a range of topics all related to the way the brain works in it's dealing with stimuli and how we can tackle areas of epistemology. This will touch on areas such as the evolution of the brain, how our brain processes information, optical illusions, epistemological quandaries with respect to dealing with randomness and chance, internal models of reality, truth and justification, the scientific method, foundherentism, and obviously the flaws of using faith as a pathway to truth.

Please go to  for details.

Wednesday, 1 July 2015

Role changes
As of the 30th of June, Steve Marton will switch roles to become the Public Relations Officer of Sydney Atheists and Thomas Kraemer will become the President.

Thursday, 18 June 2015

The Second Coming of Peter

Deradicalising Extremists

Professor Peter Boghossian returns to Sydney having given lectures around Australia. This evening's lecture is very sensitive and topical in the world of today.

Friday 10th July 2nd Floor, Strattons Hotel
249 Castlereagh st Sydney

General Admission tickets $20.00

Supporter Member Admission tickets $15.00.
To become a Sydney Atheists Supporter member please go to

Please book and pay through our ticketing provider