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As you are no doubt aware, chaplains and clergy in general spend an inordinate time dwelling on and teaching ancient outdated texts to the detriment of scientific knowledge and human advancement.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  http://www.sydneyatheists.org/p/donations-and-membership.html 

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:  http://www.trybooking.com/IGQZ .

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: http://www.meetup.com/sydneyatheists/events/222831026/