While the godless may vary in the degree to which they view religion as a pernicious force in the lives of individuals, the hackles of unbelievers are almost unanimously raised when the issue of the influence of religious beliefs on political decision-making comes up. The fascinating, complex, and often frustrating interaction of sacred and secular factions in the political arena is a subject that demands discussion, and the Atheist Foundation of Australia is proud to present a unique opportunity to watch a panel of intelligent and well-informed speakers contribute their two cents worth to the public debate.
Addressing the subject of the intersection of politics and religion, our distinguished panelists include Australian Sex Party leader Fiona Patten ; author, academic and political commentator Marion Maddox; journalist, author and blogger Dick Gross; and Victorian Greens MP Colleen Hartland. Moderated by radio presenter Derek Guille, it is sure to be a thought-provoking experience, a highlight of the convention programme, and yet another very good reason to be at the 2012 Global Atheist Convention in April.
Check out their profiles via the speaker page on the GAC site http://atheistconvention.org.au/speakers