Atheist Centre 1940-1990 Golden Jubilee
International Conference Souvenir
Vijayawada, February 3, 4, and 5, 1990
[OCR, Tim Sullivan; HTML, editing, Cliff Walker]

Heroic Defence of Reason
Prof. Paul Kurtz
Co-Chairman, IHEU
Editor, Free Inquiry magazine
Professor of Philosophy, State University of New York at Buffalo, USA.

Heroic Defence of Reason

Congratulations on your 50th anniversary. The Atheist Centre is making a major contribution to world culture by its heroic defense of reason and science to understand nature and to solve human problems.

At a time when there is a return of fundamentalism, obscurantism, and ethnic religious nationalism, keeping alive the humanist ideal of building a world community is all the more important.

I am sorry that I will be unable to be with you at your Golden Jubilee Celebration. I know and admired Gora, founder of the Atheist Centre, and endorse the efforts of the present leadership.