Wednesday, 28 September 2016

 Mentalizing - Are humans rational?


It gives us great pleasure to present as our guest speaker this evening Margie Stuchbery who is a Senior Clinical Psychologist.
Margie's talk this evening will be: Mentalizing - Are humans rational? Mentalizing refers to the capacity to hold heart and mind in mind, both for the self and for others. It is a mental capacity that develops in the first years of life and onward and we all move in and out of it all the time. But deficits or interruptions to mentalizing capacity result in misunderstandings at best, and serious mental health issues at worst. It is not surprising that deficits in this fundamental social capacity underlie many of the difficulties that bring people in for psychotherapy.

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

Tuesday, 20 September 2016

Dr Ben Goldacre

Sydney Atheists have two premium tickets for Dr Ben Goldacre which we are making available through a silent auction. They are premium tickets valued at $99.00 plus Ticketek processing fees. Please send your bids to contact@sydneyatheists.org. The first to bid the full price will get these excellent tickets, otherwise they will go to the highest bidder




The event is at Enmore Theatre on Sunday the 25th of September at 6.30pm.

To find out more about the event you can go to: https://www.thinkinc.org.au/events/ben-goldacre/#anchor




Thursday, 8 September 2016

Committee Announcement

Caroline Wykamp has retired from the position of Secretary for personal reasons. In her place, we have offered the position to Devesh Sharma who we welcome to the committee.

The Committee of Sydney Atheists now comprises:

President - Steve Marton
Vice President - Jessica Nissan
Secretary - Dev Sharma
Treasurer - Semih Ilhan
Assistant Secretary / Treasurer - Mohamed Farahat
Public Relations Officer - Thomas Kraemer
Public Officer - Michael Beecham
Technical Officer Timothy Graham

Sunday, 14 August 2016

Come hear about and see some of the greatest atheist minds at a talk and film by New York Filmaker Chris Johnson
Only one event in Sydney exclusively with Sydney Atheists



Tickets at the door or pre-purchase at https://www.trybooking.com/LQNC 

Tuesday, 2 August 2016

To find out more about the mark "No religion" campaign go to: 

http://censusnoreligion.org.au/

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Thursday, 14 July 2016

Escaping Hinduism – The holiest of cows!


Devesh Sharma who was born in India, and came to Australia during his early childhood. While juggling both the ‘untouchable’ Indian culture, and the modernity of Aussie culture, he had formed a view that religion was just a giant shady pyramid scheme.
But he couldn’t escape… mainly because he couldn’t pay rent as a child.
He has chanted all the mindless holy chants, and has received the equivalently mindless results!
And finally, he has ‘reincarnated’ himself, and understood that he was actually an atheist all along.
Come join Devesh for a light-hearted talk on the ‘peaceful’ scam of Hinduism.
Entry fee is $5.00 for members and $10.00 for non-members of Sydney Atheists. 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

Saturday, 25 June 2016

The Spectrum of Sexuality in People with and without disability - Friday 8th July




Beth Davis is a Relationships Counsellor and Sexuality Educator. She has been a Christian, Agnostic and Atheist; married, widowed, married, divorced and is presently a single atheist Relationships Counsellor and Sexuality Educator.

Synopsis: People have been historically put into boxes according to their sexuality, ability and marital status. Gay people were physically abused, people with disability were put into institutions and older single women were regarded with suspicion. We are now aware of the diversity of individuals and appreciate the spectrums that life presents.

Beth has had experience in working with and meeting a range of people including: single gay people with disability; married people using wheel chairs out of bed and having sex in bed; single guys on the Autism Spectrum using a sex worker; and people with intellectual disability living together and/or planning to marry.

RSVP at http://www.meetup.com/sydneyatheists/events/229248319/

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