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Facebook shuts down an Atheist page with over 690,000 followers

Posted: 6th November 2018

Once again Facebook is the tool of bronze-age superstitious religions.

Without warning or specific reason, it has secretly shutdown (unpublished) the over six years old, ‘We Fucking Love Atheism’.
Not one of the over 690,000 followers was notified.

This is one of many attacks on Atheism by religion.
A couple of years ago Sunni Muslims managed to shutdown over a dozen Atheist groups.

The WFLA admins are using an interim page, ‘We Love Atheism’.
facebook.com/WeLoveAtheism

Let Atheists know what is happening.
Download and share this PNG image message.

The WFLA admins have also started a petition.
change.org/p/facebook-overturn-facebook-s-unfair-unpublishing-of-the-wfla-page

More non-Facebook source information here:
patheos.com/blogs/nosacredcows/2018/11/we-fcking-love-atheism-major-resource-for-non-believers-shut-down-by-facebook

Progressive Atheists has an ongoing campaign for the freedom of speech for Atheism.
Your assistance will make our campaign more effective.
Please contact Progressive Atheists if you wish to assist.

Please email if you can assist.
and/or
progressiveatheists.org/contact-us

Written by:
Andrew Rawlings


‘Atheism, Humanism and Skepticism in India’

Posted 22nd October 2018

Public Lecture – all welcome
Saturday, 27th October 2018
1:30 pm for 2pm lecture
Come early for a cup of coffee/tea and to meet other Atheists.

Speaker: Babu Gogineni

The secular nation of India has a long tradition of Atheism, Humanism, Rationalism and Skepticism.
Nonetheless, India continues to struggle against religious superstition and persecution as social intolerance is rapidly growing.

Meanwhile, the legal framework of blasphemy laws remains in place.
Incitement to violence against Atheists has become commonplace, and in the last few years, four leading Atheists have been gunned down.
Police have recently unraveled a spectacular plot to eliminate four others, all on the same day, in different cities.

Atheism in India speaker Babu Gogineni 2

Atheism in India speaker Babu Gogineni

Babu Gogineni is a high profile Indian Atheist, Humanist, human rights activist, Rationalist and Skeptic.
He was the Executive Director of the global International Humanist and Ethical Union (IHEU).
Babu has worked tirelessly for many decades to challenge superstition.
He keeps alive the debate on television and has exposed many charlatans, some of them with great drama on Indian television.
Some episodes receive millions of views on Youtube.

Recently in 2018, Babu Gogineni was a contestant on Bigg Boss season 2 of Telugu hosted by Natural Starr Nani.
While locked in Bigg Boss for 63 days, his enemies tried to get him charged with blasphemy.

Unitarian Hall
110 Grey Street
East Melbourne

A $2 donation for venue expenses will be appreciated.

Brought to you by:
* Progressive Atheists
* Humanist Society of Victoria

Enquiries:
progressiveatheists.org/contact-us

SMS or ring: 0438 043 050

For Facebook members:
facebook.com/events/326052078174841
The event or Progressive Atheists Inc. can be messaged at:
facebook.com/messages/t/144016522305425

For Meetup.Com members:
meetup.com/en-AU/Melbourne-Atheists/events/gztjplyxnbkc

The lecture will be preceded by the Progressive Atheists Inc. AGM.
Midday for 12:30 pm AGM.
Some light refreshments will be available from midday.


Progressive Atheists Inc. AGM

Posted 21st October 2018

Saturday, 27th October 2018
Midday for 12:30 pm AGM.
Some light refreshments will be available from midday.
Come early to meet other Atheists.

The AGM will be followed by a public lecture:
‘Atheism, Humanism and Skepticism in India’
1:30 pm for 2pm lecture
If you are not already there for the AGM, come early for a cup of coffee/tea and to meet other Atheists.


“Current information and your opinions concerning the November Victorian elections”

Posted 5th July 2018

The topic for discussion at the next Progressive Atheists Open Meeting is “Current information and your opinions concerning the November Victorian election”.

You are invited.
The PA open meeting gives us the opportunity to share thoughts in a friendly environment.
The topics suggested and chosen for discussions are various and of general interests.
There is not one single speaker because it is a conversation among all of us.
Do you have a particular topic to suggest for next month’s discussion?
Looking forward to seeing you on July 28th.
Regards,
Elida Radig
Event Host

A5 PDF flyer for printing and distribution

PA open meeting
Saturday, 28th July 2018
12pm – 3pm
Unitarian Church
110 Grey Street,
East Melbourne

The plan for the afternoon is to have a bite to eat and/or a coffee and general socialising.
Then we introduce ourselves and discuss Atheists’ relationships with their religious family members.
After that we talk about whatever you like and also maybe come up with a topic for next month.

Meetup.Com members can RSVP here.
https://www.meetup.com/Melbourne-Atheists/events/249275770/


Participate in Developing the Future
– Atheists’ Strategy Seminar

Posted 24th May 2018

The Committee of Management of Progressive Atheists Inc. has the pleasure to invite you to join them developing the future.

  • Saturday, 23rd June 2018, 12:30 for 1pm to 4pm
  • The Unitarian Hall, 110 Grey Street, East Melbourne
  • RSVP by: 20th June 2018 to Seminar Contact
  • Cost: $10 (includes venue and refreshments from 12:30pm)
strategy seminar invitation

Progressive Atheists’ Invitation

The Seminar is an interactive session where attendees will

    • explore the role of strategic thinking in oorganizational development
    • consider existing models and methodologies
  • participate in a planning session for the progress of secular causes

 

Invitation to print A5.

Facebook Event to share and invite friends.


“How to stop the refunding of the National School Chaplaincy Program”

Posted 20th March 2018

The topic for discussion at the next Progressive Atheists Open Meeting is, “How to stop the refunding of the National School Chaplaincy Program”

You are invited.
The PA open meeting gives us the opportunity to share thoughts in a friendly environment.
The topics suggested and chosen for discussions are various and of general interests.
There is not one single speaker because it is a conversation among all of us.
March 2018 topic is the ongoing campaign to stop the  refunding of the National Chaplaincy program.
Do you have a particular topic to suggest for next month’s discussion?
Looking forward to seeing you on March 24th.
Regards,
Elida Radig
Event Host

A5 PDF flyer for printing and distribution.

PA open meeting
Saturday, 24th March 2018
12pm – 3pm
Unitarian Church
110 Grey Street,
East Melbourne

The plan for the afternoon is to have a bite to eat and/or a coffee and general socialising.
Then we introduce ourselves and discuss Atheists’ relationships with their religious family members.
After that we talk about whatever you like and also maybe come up with a topic for next month.

Meetup.Com members can RSVP here.
meetup.com/Melbourne-Atheists/events/248393509


Australian Atheists’ Melbourne Long Weekend

Posted 15th February 2018

Congratulations to the Committee of Progressive Atheists Inc for hosting a successful 4 days of challenging activities. Thank you to the Melbourne facilitators, and thank you to the interstate visitors for your important input. What a great way to start 2018!

Posted 22nd November 2017

Friday, 9th February, to Tuesday, 13th February 2018

Melbourne Atheists welcomes Atheists from interstate and overseas.

All Atheists are invited to 5 days of celebration, networking, planning, campaigning and expression.

More information about individual events.


Atheists’ Relationships with their Religious Family Members

Posted 10th October 2017

The topic for discussion at the next Progressive Atheists Open Meeting is, “Atheists’ Relationships with their Religious Family Members”

You are invited.
The PA open meeting gives us the opportunity to share thoughts in a friendly environment.
The topics suggested and chosen for discussions are various and of general interests.
There is not one single speaker because it is a conversation among all of us.
October topic is: “Atheists’ Relationships with their Religious Family Members”.
Do you have a particular topic to suggest for next month’s discussion?
Looking forward to seeing you on October 28th.
Regards,
Elida Radig
Event Host

A5 PDF flyer for printing and distribution.

PA open meeting
Saturday, 28th October 2017
12pm – 3pm
Unitarian Church
110 Grey Street,
East Melbourne

The plan for the afternoon is to have a bite to eat and/or a coffee and general socialising.
Then we introduce ourselves and discuss Atheists’ relationships with their religious family members.
After that we talk about whatever you like and also maybe come up with a topic for next month.

Meetup.Com members can RSVP here.
meetup.com/en-AU/Melbourne-Atheists/events/243597669

On Facebook?
Please share and invite other Atheists who may be interested.
facebook.com/events/805598646267548


Victorian Voluntary Assisted Dying with Dignity Campaign

Posted 24th September 2017

Progressive Atheists Inc. supports the passing of the Victorian Voluntary Assisted Dying with Dignity bill by the Victorian Parliament.

Victorian MP’s have been the target of a year long campaign by the religious right to stop the passing of the bill.
We Atheists need a volunteer to manage our Progressive Atheists’ campaign to counter the religious right’s attack on our secular freedoms and to counter the religious right’s attack on Victorian MP’s who support the passing of the Victorian Voluntary Assisted Dying with Dignity bill by the Victorian Parliament.
Please email the PA President if you can assist.


Same Sex Marriage Equality

Posted 24th September 2017

Progressive Atheists Inc. is in favour of voting YES for giving the right for same sex marriage.


Citizen Science with Lyn Allison

Posted 2nd August 2017

Click here to view the photos of this successful event.


Protest the Catholic Church’s abuses of human rights.

Posted 25th July 2017

Atheists will be joining with others outside the Melbourne Magistrates Court in the morning, Wednesday, 26th July 2017.
Some people with signs will be there from 8am.

If you want to find us contact us on 0438 043 050.


Citizen Science with Lyn Allison

Posted: 21st June 2017

Unitarian Church and Fitzroy Gardens.

Click here for more information.


Opportunity to advance Atheism by volunteering for Progressive Atheists Inc.

Posted: 24th May 2017

Click here to register.


Allied Organisations – ‘Australian Atheists‘ (Facebook group)

Posted: 21st May 2017

The main Facebook group for Australian Atheists (that happens to be called ‘Australian Atheists’) is very nearly ten years old.
If you are on Facebook and not already a member, please come and join us.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/AustralianAtheists

More Australian Atheist groups are here:
https://progressiveatheists.org/about-us/allied-groups/


Progressive Atheists’ Activism: Forum, on ‘Advocacy and Ethics’

Posted: 9th April 2017


Click here for images by Arash Ahmadi, of the Progressive Atheists Forum, on ‘Advocacy and Ethics’, as part of the Australian Humanist Convention, Melbourne, 7 – 9 April 2017.


Join us for Progressive Atheists’ Activism

Posted: 1st March 2017

Progressive Atheists’ Forum, on ‘Advocacy and Ethics’
part of the
Australian Humanist Convention, Melbourne, 7th to 9th April 2017.
Click here for more information.


Celebrating Darwin Day 2017

Posted: 1st February 2017


Sunday, 12th February 2017

All Atheists, family and friends are invited and welcome.

1.00pm at Studley Park, 1 Boathouse Road, Kew.

BYO food & drinks.

 More details …


Federal Election 2016

Posted: 9th May 2016

Federal Election Candidate Survey


How can you help!

Posted: 26th April 2016

Islamism in Bangladesh

Bangladesh is currently facing a turning point in its history.
The country is majority Muslim but Bangladesh has sought to move away from theocracy a move that lead to its break away from Pakistan in the 1971 conflict, that left thousands dead.

Today Bangladesh faces a similar crisis.
Islamist extremists are seeking to impose their version of Islam on the general population via the use of violence and threat.
Over the past 3 years there have been numerous brutal attacks on freethinkers and publishers, with more recent attacks on LGBTI group leaders and leaders in education.

Progressive Atheists Inc. are raising funds for people who have had to leave their homes and their jobs in order to live in hiding from these Islamist extremists, where there are no other options for them to otherwise escape to a safe country.
Unlike other charities, Progressive Atheists passes on 100% of your donation to affected people in need.  Please give generously.

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Progressive Atheists Inc.

Est. 10 Jan 2010
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A progressive is someone who advocates progress, change, improvement or reform, as opposed to wishing to maintain the status quo, especially regarding social and political issues.  An atheist is a person who lacks a belief in the existence of gods.*
A progressive atheist is an individual in whom these two ideas are combined.

The Progressive Atheists Inc. is a grass roots action group. We value justice, equality, diversity and human rights.  We want to strengthen secularism, protect democracy and prioritise evidence based reasoning.

*This is not a position of certainty that there are no gods; rather that we withhold judgement while it remains obvious that gods exist in the minds of believers, but apparently nowhere else.


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