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Programme is every fourth Saturday
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Every Saturday and Sunday 8pm to midnight
Graeme Hill on radioalive for science and scepticism
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See speakers of the recently completed Sean Faircloth speaking tour
Read this (external) alarming report on tax payer subsidised charities and businesses.
May monthly meeting:
Monday 27 May
‘We’re all in this together’-call for Secular Action
John Hutcheson thinks that the current, rather jocular, perception that working with rationalist, atheistic and humanist groupings is akin to herding cats, needs an overhaul. Instead of scattering in all directions, like our furry felines John suggests we see ourselves as a lion pride or wolf pack, working together with a common directive. Sean Faircloth in his recent talks in NZ stressed that we get behind local groups and support each other. John has interesting observations and suggestions for us to consider and discuss.
All interested people are welcome, Society members and members of the public – bring a friend.
We meet: from 7.30 pm until 9.30 pm
Venue for meeting: Tararua Tramping Club, 4 Moncrieff St, off Elizabeth St, off Kent Tce, Wellington
Following on from the Constitution Conversations (see www.ourconstitution.org.nz/Events) that are being held at present there will be an ‘alternative’ conversation ‘Separation of Church and State in NZ’ to be held
Wellington in early July, probably 13 or 14 July, 1.00pm-4.00pm at Victoria University.
Planning is still being finalised, however speakers will include:
Dr Carolyn Sawyer, Senior Lecturer, School of Law, Victoria University,
Gay Morgan, Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Law, University of Waikato
Dr Meg Wallace, a barrister and solicitor and former legal academic from Australia.
More information will be in the June newsletter.
The Challenge of Modern Humanism
Human beings must accept responsibility for themselves,
each other and our planet
is no evidence of any supernatural power to help, reward or punish us
must gain greater understanding of our world and our fellow human
beings. Our resources for this are our
- human experience
- modern knowledge
- capacities for reason, compassion and co-operation
is the use of human reason in the service of compassion
God impregnated a virgin so that he could be born so that he could die so that he could appease himself.