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The Rationalist Association of NSW

The Rationalist Association of NSW was founded in 1912. We define rationalism as the attitude of mind which unreservedly accepts the supremacy of reason. It is a system of philosophy and ethics independent of all arbitrary assumptions or authority. Rationalism was a movement that emerged in the second half of the 19thC, particularly in the wake of Charles Darwin, whose book, Origins of the Species, provided a scientific foundation for thought independent of religious speculation.

Recent Articles

Pat-a-Cake: should bakers bake me a 'gay' cake?

Northern Ireland Court holds that baker's refusal to provide cake with same-sex decoration is discrimination. Here are the reasons why the judgment is right. 

Submission on Inquiry into Freedom of Religion

No specific legislative 'protection' of religion in the form of exceptions is required with the legislation of same-sex marriage. Religion receives government-sanctioned privilege, compromising the separation of religion and state required in a secular liberal democracy.

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