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« on: March 29, 2012, 08:37:44 PM »

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A Celebration of Reason: 2012 Global Atheist Convention; Melbourne, Australia; 13-15 April.
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As an internationally recognised event, the 2012 Global Atheist Convention promises to generate a ground-swell of enthusiastic support for rational thoughts and ideals. On this occasion, thousands of free thinking individuals will descend upon Melbourne from all over Australia and the world. This will provide an excellent opportunity for local atheist, humanist and secular organisations to host their own gatherings to help build community and provide a rallying point for like-minded individuals.Suggested events include debates, community forums, workshops, panel discussions, social events and artistic performances to be held before or after the Convention.

Aussie atheism? Who woulda thunk it?
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« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2012, 08:40:05 PM »

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A Celebration of Reason: 2012 Global Atheist Convention; Melbourne, Australia; 13-15 April.
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As an internationally recognised event, the 2012 Global Atheist Convention promises to generate a ground-swell of enthusiastic support for rational thoughts and ideals. On this occasion, thousands of free thinking individuals will descend upon Melbourne from all over Australia and the world. This will provide an excellent opportunity for local atheist, humanist and secular organisations to host their own gatherings to help build community and provide a rallying point for like-minded individuals.Suggested events include debates, community forums, workshops, panel discussions, social events and artistic performances to be held before or after the Convention.

Aussie atheism? Who woulda thunk it?

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« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2012, 09:18:30 PM »

Why would anyone go to an athiest convention? What are you going to talk about? Your aberrational insignificance? Yay, life is meaningless, let's get angry at people who think otherwise!
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« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2012, 09:25:43 PM »

These conventions never end well.
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« Reply #4 on: March 29, 2012, 09:36:43 PM »

Wish I could be there... *sigh*

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« Reply #5 on: March 29, 2012, 09:49:02 PM »

Wish I could be there... *sigh*

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I'll send you some.

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« Reply #6 on: March 29, 2012, 09:50:23 PM »

That reminds me, I haven't seen bogdan post for awhile. Hope he's ok.
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« Reply #7 on: March 29, 2012, 09:52:04 PM »

Wish I could be there... *sigh*

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I'll send you some.

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I googled it, or wikied it via google I guess.
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« Reply #8 on: March 31, 2012, 04:50:53 AM »

They need to do this in Pittsburgh next year... twould be awesome!
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« Reply #9 on: March 31, 2012, 05:16:49 AM »

Provided the fact that Atheism is usually defined as non-belief they sure make a whole a lot of fuss over their non-belief.
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« Reply #10 on: March 31, 2012, 05:33:29 AM »

Provided the fact that Atheism is usually defined as non-belief they sure make a whole a lot of fuss over their non-belief.

It's almost like billions disagree with them, and even hold it against them, and they want to encourage each other, discuss paths for moving forward, etc.
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« Reply #11 on: March 31, 2012, 05:37:21 AM »

Provided the fact that Atheism is usually defined as non-belief they sure make a whole a lot of fuss over their non-belief.

It's almost like billions disagree with them, and even hold it against them, and they want to encourage each other, discuss paths for moving forward, etc.

Those who disagree with Atheists usually admit out lout that they most certainly believe in something. Sound more reasonable to me to make a fuss over something that one believes in rather than to make a fuss over something that one doesn't believe in.
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« Reply #12 on: March 31, 2012, 05:41:48 AM »

Provided the fact that Atheism is usually defined as non-belief they sure make a whole a lot of fuss over their non-belief.

It's almost like billions disagree with them, and even hold it against them, and they want to encourage each other, discuss paths for moving forward, etc.

Those who disagree with Atheists usually admit out lout that they most certainly believe in something. Sound more reasonable to me to make a fuss over something that one believes in rather than to make a fuss over something that one doesn't believe in.

If you didn't believe in UFOs, but the majority of people on earth did, and you were denied employment and such because you didn't believe, and you were derided by family members, and forced to put up with constant condescending comments about how you just aren't intelligent enough to see the truth, and oodles of money were being spent on belief in UFOs unnecessarily, and people who believed in UFOs were holding back real research in science, and... well anyway, if you were in such a position as a non-believer it might not seem strange to organize with other non-believers and see what you could do about the perceived problem.
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« Reply #13 on: March 31, 2012, 06:03:38 AM »

If you didn't believe in UFOs, but the majority of people on earth did, and you were denied employment and such because you didn't believe, and you were derided by family members, and forced to put up with constant condescending comments about how you just aren't intelligent enough to see the truth, and oodles of money were being spent on belief in UFOs unnecessarily, and people who believed in UFOs were holding back real research in science, and... well anyway, if you were in such a position as a non-believer it might not seem strange to organize with other non-believers and see what you could do about the perceived problem.

So this convention is all about how to spread tolerance to Atheists and to Science and not about how dangerous religion is and how right Atheists are?
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« Reply #14 on: March 31, 2012, 06:08:43 AM »

So this convention is all about how to spread tolerance to Atheists and to Science and not about how dangerous religion is and how right Atheists are?

I imagine that it's many things to many people. I imagine these are some of the reasons for some of the people.
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