On behalf of Sydney Atheists, I would like to say a very big thank you to Dr Andrew Morrison .
Andrew's talk titled "Child abuse by religious institutions exposed and addressed" covered what religious institutions have done to avoid responsibility and liability for child abuse as well as the ongoing Royal Commission into child sexual abuse. The evening was a great success. The topic was a very melancholy and distressing one that questioned the morality of the Catholic Church in particular. Andrew's presentation of the topic was very informative, enlightening and thorough. For those that missed the evening, we expect to have it on our Youtube channel soon.
Our August talk will be another blockbuster with John McCarthy OA, one of Australia's pre-eminent ambassadors whose topic will be "The influence of religion in the affairs of selected countries". John will discuss how religion, religious leaders and the religions of politicians affect the policy of government and the media in countries such as India, Indonesia, Mexico, Thailand, Japan and the USA. John will also discuss the changes of belief in the various populations.
For more information and to RSVP for this talk, please go to: http://www.meetup.com/sydneyatheists/events/180330642/
Tuesday, 8 July 2014
Peter Montgomery looks at the role of political donors in funding the American Religious Right
Televangelist James Robison recntly declared that he’s praying for a merger of the Tea Party and the religious right. Is he kidding? That merger is well underway. And it’s getting a hefty push from a couple of billionaire brothers.