Secular Sunday #30 – Good Without Gods

It’s time for this week’s Secular Sunday!

In this issue:

  • News
  • Upcoming Events
  • Blogosphere


  • The first planning meeting for Atheist Ireland’s new community outreach project will take place in Dublin on the afternoon of Sunday 29 July. The project’s aim is to do good things for the community without religious influence: we’ll be organising charity events, visiting people in institutions, responding to requests for help where we can provide it, and generally being good without gods! We haven’t got a venue finalised yet but that should be done in the next day or two. We’ll have updates on our website and the Facebook Event Page.
  • Dr. Eoin Daly, of the School of Law and Government at Dublin City University, has a new book out: Religion, Law and the Irish State. It’s likely to be of interest to some of our members. Last October, Eoin talked to Atheist Ireland on the subject of secular education and Irish law. You can watch the video here.

Upcoming Events

  • Sunday, 29 July, 12:00 noon, Quay Co-op Meeting Room, Cove St., Cork (map)
    Cork Humanists present “What Inspires Us”, with people from Cork City and county speaking about what inspired them to stand up and make a difference in Cork life. Facebook event page
  • Sunday 29 July, 12:00 noon, Galway Lawn Tennis Club, Galway (map)
    Humanists West, Galway will be having their monthly meeting. Facebook event page
  • Sunday 29 July, location TBD, Dublin
    Good Without Gods. The first planning meeting for Atheist Ireland’s new community outreach project. Details above.


  • “I remember having no concept of what the word “Religion” meant but I knew that it seemed to be a way of getting off Maths” – Conor tell us why he is an atheist.
  • “We stand shoulder to shoulder on giants, and nothing in the Old Testament rules out giants having roamed the Celtic lands in ancient history.” – Geoff’s has two new tongue-in-cheek responses to the National Trust: Part 2, Part 3 (Here’s Part 1 in case you missed it)
  • “‘The State’s prohibition of interracial marriage . . . stands on the same footing as the prohibition of polygamous marriage, or incestuous marriage, or the prescription of minimum ages at which people may marry, and the prevention of the marriage of people who are mentally incompetent.'”Peter Ferguson compares current arguments against same-sex marriage with arguments once used against interracial marriage.

That’s it for another week. Keep up to date via our website, Facebook and Twitter.

Derek Walsh
Editor, Secular Sunday
Atheist Ireland

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