THE ATHEIST FOUNDATION OF AUSTRALIA INC began in South Australia in 1970
when the members of the Rationalist Association of SA decided that a
name change would proclaim their basic philosophy, which began in Greece
2500 years ago.
We can understand why primitive cultures
believed that invisible beings controlled what we now call the elements
and natural phenomena. With access to factual knowledge, there is now no excuse for believing in gods, fairies or any supernatural concept.
We live in a natural universe with known natural laws. Religion, based
on belief in the existence of the supernatural, is dependent on the
indoctrination of infants generation after generation, by parents
brainwashed in religious cultures.
The confrontations and
fighting today provide ample evidence of the unstable nature of
societies, which endorse religious beliefs.
seriously hinder the full potential development of humans in a world
with problems that require logical thought.
Atheists find their
motive for action in the needs and problems of their fellow citizens
and consider that the worship of, or reliance on, imaginary supernatural
beings to be a useless waste of time, energy and resources.
The Foundation is dependent on a small committee which meets monthly and
is open to all members. We maintain a cordial relationship with similar
organisations within Australia and overseas and with whom we exchange
our magazine, The Australian Atheist.
It is recognised that the
non-religious segment in society is on a steep increase but only
through such organisations as the Foundation will it be recognised as a
movement worthy of notice by administrative bodies.
We welcome feedback from thoughtful people and invite your co-operation and membership.