For those who are happy to accept that there is no credible scientific or factually reliable evidence for the existence of a god or gods or the supernatural.
Monthly Lectures - Visitors Welcome
Second Tuesday of the month at 8 pm.
Unitarian Church Hall, 110 Grey Street, East Melbourne. (Opposite the old Mercy Hospital). Melways Map 2G, D2. Admission free, no prior booking necessary, all welcome. The talk usually goes for 45-60 minutes. A question-to-the-speaker period follows the lecture.
Atheists in the Pub
Meet like-minded people for friendly discussion
The Edinburgh Castle, 681 Sydney Rd, Brunswick (cnr Albion St).
First Friday of the month. 6pm-9pm. Next meeting May 3, 2013. Pastafarians welcome. Occasional 5 min open-mic sessions. For information, contact: John Perkins
Atheist Choir - new event - for all those choristers who want to sing atheist songs.
The third Tuesday of the month, 8pm. Same venue, time, as Lectures: Unitarian Church. One week after lecture.
For information, contact: John Perkins on 0411 143744.
Other atheist sites
Previous lectures and transcripts: 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 | 2001 | 2000 | 1999 | 1998 | 1997 | 1996
|14 May||Roger Boyce (Psychologist)
"Christian Science: Cure or Curse?"
|11 June||Marcus Morgan
"The Human Design"
|9 July||Joe Sampson (Humanist Society of Victoria)
"From Catholicism to Humanism".
|13 August||Graeme Lindenmayer (Rationalist Society of Australia)
"Global Warming and Climate Change: A Rationalist's Viewpoint".
|10 September||John Perkins(Secular Party of Australia)
"Secularism and the Scourge of Relativism"
|8 October||Nigel Sinnott (Former Editor, 'The Freethinker' UK)
"Why Atheism and Atheophobia Matter".
|12 November||TBA (...)
|10 December||Alex McCullie (Tutor, Centre for Adult Education)
"Everyday Morality: Facing dilemmas as physical beings in a physical world".
|11 Feb||Rick Barker (Philosophy Forum)
"Scientism, Sociobiology and Evolutionary Psychology"
The Atheist Society is for Atheists, Agnostics and Free-Thinkers. We have no agreed definition of Atheism, nor of Agnosticism, nor of Religion. We have no common position on most issues. So we agree to disagree.
In my opinion, Atheists have a lack of belief in God, in gods, in the Divine, in the Spiritual, in the Supernatural, in the Occult, in Superstition, and in supernatural processes such as Re-incarnation and Astrology, as well as a lack of belief in paranormal phenomena such as Extra Sensory Perception and Unidentified Flying Objects.
In my opinion, Atheists should not be afraid to say that they "don't know", that they do not have an answer. To an Atheist, a lack of knowledge should not be a fearful vacuum which must be filled with fairy-tale mumbo-jumbo. Nevertheless, those with religious beliefs, etcetera, are very welcome to attend our meetings and to participate in the discussions which follow the talks and lectures.
We do not bother with formal membership. Consequently, we don't have a membership fee. Although our lectures are free, we do however pass the 'begging-bowls' around in an attempt to cover the cost of our meeting room. If one can afford it, $2 is usually sufficient.
For further information, or to discuss Atheism, contact me,
David Miller, Secretary. Telephone: 03 9467 2063
Mail: PO Box 1111, Bundoora, Victoria 3083, Australia.
Site maintained by , John L Perkins. Updated monthly.