The New Zealand Association of Rationalist and Humanist [NZARH] consider the time is overdue for the citizens of New Zealand to claim their democratic right of ‘legal equality’ back from the dogmatic theologies that have perverted the governmental laws of the country. These freeloading religious institutions have received favoured treatment in the form of tax exemption on both income tax and Local Body rates, at a cost to the general tax payer who is required to pay extra to make up for the taxation freeloaders share. The NZARH is spear-heading an inquiry into this economic and ethical injustice on behalf of the near 50% of the population that voted ‘no religion’ in the latest census. As this will most likely require expensive legal procedure the NZARH is asking the thinking public’s help with both moral and financial support to achieve this goal.
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- Created on Monday, 24 November 2014 19:17
- Written by Bernard McCarthy
- Created on Monday, 24 November 2014 19:09
- Written by Meg Wallace
Once again, Fiji church leaders have raised objections to the establishment of a secular state based on erroneous representations of what secularism means, this time in Fiji. In what seems to be the first salvo in an election campaign leading up to the 2014 elections there, senior Catholic and Protestant clerics have come out against provisions in the recently adopted Constitution that declares Fiji a secular state, in which religion is deemed “personal”. It was reported in the Fiji News [on] 7 December 2013 that “the Catholic and Methodist Church do not think Fiji is ready for a secular state”, declaring that religion is not a personal, but a public matter.
- Created on Saturday, 23 August 2014 19:58
- Written by Super User
The Kea was chosen as our mascot because of it's inquisitive and intelligent nature. A unqiuely New Zealand bird it represents everything we want to see in our children and our community. Kea are creative, inquisitive, intelligent, curious and brave. The Kea is not simply a cute character, it is a symbol of the attitude that will grow a strong and adaptable community.
- Created on Thursday, 03 July 2014 09:17
- Written by Super User
The inaugural event for the Reason and Passion group will be a talk by Dr Kerry Spackman about 'Systems of Morality'. There will be a 20-30 minute talk by Kerry followed by an opportunity for the audience to pose questions. We will then move into something more social so people can get to know each other a bit.
Spackman is author of the best selling book 'The Winner's Bible' and was the winner of the 2009 Kea World Class Award for Creative Thinking. In 1992 he received the NEEDA Award for the Most Significant Electronic Export.
You can join the group at Meetup.com. It is being held at the Owen G Glenn Building at Auckland University at 7pm in room B5. Parking is available under the building.