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Who we are …

The  Queensland based Sunshine Coast Atheists is a group of like-minded Sunshine Coast residents.  We share a common concern about the growing impact of religion on Australian politics, human rights and individual freedom.
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We are also freethinkers, rationalists, skeptics, secularists and humanists.

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We are champions of science and scientific method and we reject propositions for which there is no evidence.

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Our group is studiously informal. We have no ‘office holders’  (except for a meeting convenor), there are no fees and joining requires no commitment of  your time or finances whatsoever.  We won’t sell your email address and we won’t bombard you with unnecessary email (probably one or two emails per month at most).

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If you’re interested in attending our monthly meetups, simply email us at sunshinecoastatheists@gmail.com and we’ll add you to the mailing list.  Please read on first, though, and make sure we’re really the group for you.

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What we do …break

We meet once a month – usually for dinner – at venues throughout the Sunshine Coast. The meetings, like the group, are informal – no fixed agenda, minutes or formal proceedings. Our discussions are wide-ranging with a focus on intellectual stimulation, friendship and fun.

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Currently, our group functions primarily as a social group. This does not mean, however, that our members are not politically engaged and active. Our activism is practised mainly ‘on line’.

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Why we may not be the right group for you …break

We’re a loosely-knit social group of like-minded friends but we don’t always agree with each other – that’s half the fun!

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However, on some important key issues we do agree and frankly, we are simply not interested in entertaining racists, homophobes, Islamophobes, misogynists, sexists, conspiracy theorists, anti-vaxxers, or proponents of scientifically debunked hokum like reiki, homeopathy, psychic healing etc.

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You are very welcome to hold such views, but we’d rather not have to listen to them at our  meet-ups. We are a private group and reserve the right to remove from our mailing list anyone who makes our meetings tedious. It doesn’t happen often, but, regrettably, often enough to make this warning necessary.

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The Sunshine Coast Atheists do not support the imposition of any religious dogma upon the Australian public, but, equally, we reject racism thinly disguised as anti-theism (e.g. Islamophobia – the ‘all Muslims are terrorists’ theory) and sweeping generalisations against theists (e.g. the ‘all Christians are stupid’ theory).  This also comes under the ‘tedious’ category.

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We have no interest whatsoever in deconverting Christians or evangelising atheism. We are happy to support and provide community for people who have lost their faith but we are neither ‘evangelical’ or ‘militant’ atheists. Similarly, we have no interest in debating Christians about theology or the existence of God. We are happy for you to believe whatever it is you wish – just don’t impose those beliefs on us.

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Next meeting …break

Our next meeting is at the Waterfront Hotel, Didillibah on Wednesday night, 27 November. For more details contact us at sunshinecoastatheists@gmail.com – RSVP essential.

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Join Us!

Sunshine Coast Atheists meet for an informal dinner once a month – at a pub, a restaurant, or, occasionally at a member’s home.  If you have a question or if you’d like to join our mailing list (no obligation whatsoever) drop us a line at: sunshinecoastatheists@gmail.com

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