About

The Sunshine Coast Atheists is a group of like-minded people who regularly meet up for food, drinks and discussion. The group is made up of atheists from diverse backgrounds but we do have a number of things in common. First, we recognize the importance of human rights and a secular society.  Second, we want to see public policy based on evidence and reasoned thinking. Thirdly, we want to have a good time if at all possible….

If you’d like to add your name to our mailing list (no obligation) please contact:  sunshinecoastatheists@gmail.com.

What we support …

What we oppose …

  • ‘As of right’ tax exemptions for religious organisations.
  • The inclusion of ‘the advancement of religion’ as a legitimate (and tax deductible) ‘charitable’ activity.
  • School chaplaincy
  • Religious instruction in public schools (we do not call for all talk of religion to be expunged from the curriculum – there is a huge difference between religious instruction/indoctrination and being educated about the tenets of the world’s major religions and the impact (positive and negative) of those beliefs on world history, art, architecture, science, social reform etc.)
  • Anti-discrimination exemptions for religious institutions and schools. Broadly speaking, religious institutions and schools should be subject to the same laws as every other Australian.
  • Prayers in parliament or in public schools.
  • Creationism – especially when taught as ‘science’ in the classroom.
  • Cults
  • Clerical (or any other) abuse of children and subsequent cover-ups
  • Racism, sexism, misogyny, homophobia, Islamophobia and any other excuses for negatively stereotyping groups of people according to race, colour, gender, sexual preference or religious belief.

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