London Atheist Church Model Looking to Expand Worldwide

Mar 10, 2013 Full story: Free Republic 9

An atheist "church" in London has modeled itself after the Christian church and plans to add more locations worldwide soon.

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Petr

Prague, Czech Republic

#1 Mar 12, 2013
It seems to be true, ie like www.militantatheism.net
EdSed

Hamilton, UK

#2 Mar 12, 2013
There's been a Topix thread on this....
http://www.topix.com/forum/religion/atheism/T...
(Such as it is :-)
Amused

Bridgewater, MA

#3 Mar 12, 2013
What is the point of a church for atheists? I don't need a place to go to not believe in Santa, the easter bunny, the tooth fairy, etc. I'll come if they provide places to store the albums I don't collect stamps in.
EdSed

Hamilton, UK

#4 Mar 12, 2013
Amused wrote:
What is the point of a church for atheists?[QUOTE]Fun

[QUOTE who="Amused"]
I don't need a place to go to not believe in Santa, the easter bunny, the tooth fairy, etc. I'll come if they provide places to store the albums I don't collect stamps in.
Then don't go.
Lincoln

United States

#5 Mar 13, 2013
EdSed wrote:
<quoted text>Then don't go.
Think a Church for Atheists does make sense.
Fellowship with like minded people provides a place to share ideas and experiences.
Good Idea
EdSed

Hamilton, UK

#6 Mar 14, 2013
Lincoln wrote:
<quoted text>
Think a Church for Atheists does make sense.
Fellowship with like minded people provides a place to share ideas and experiences.
Good Idea
Thanks Lincoln. Glad we might agree on that much!:-)

It was started by two commedians who would be the first to see the absurdity of an 'atheist church'.

I suspect they're intentionally provoking serious-minded warnings of authoritarianism and dogma. Atheists can call their meetings anything they wish and they're not 'worshipping' at all.

Atheism is entirely negative...
http://www.thefreedictionary.com/atheist
and only relevant in regard to religion, gods, theology, etc. I don't see it as necessary for an atheist to define themselves as atheist or agnostic, particularly. Let's leave such labels for religionists or people of faith to describe people. We're all apixie-ists and I think that in time atheism will be just as valuable a description of a modern mind's position,(unless they are mentally defective). Like pixies, gods exist only in myths.

If one wants a positive philosophy there are various humanistic groups: Brights, Skeptics, etc.
Lincoln LCN

United States

#7 Jun 16, 2013
Has this Atheist Church Model been a success?
Seems a very positive idea!

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#8 Jun 17, 2013
Lincoln LCN wrote:
Has this Atheist Church Model been a success?
Seems a very positive idea!
Creationists choose to lie about having universal truth, whilst having no universal proof.

Since: Jan 13

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#9 Jun 19, 2013
So basically it's a social club for atheists, right?

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