London Atheist Church Model Looking t...

London Atheist Church Model Looking to Expand Worldwide

There are 9 comments on the Free Republic story from Mar 10, 2013, titled London Atheist Church Model Looking to Expand Worldwide. In it, Free Republic reports that:

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

Join the discussion below, or Read more at Free Republic.

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!

Since: Jun 07

Location hidden

#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

Location hidden

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

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Atheism Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
News Atheism requires as much faith as religion? (Jul '09) 36 min Knowledge- 239,516
News "Science vs. Religion: What Scientists Really T... (Jan '12) 44 min Zog Has-fallen 19,097
News Atheists Aren't the Problem, Christian Intolera... (Oct '14) 57 min woodtick57 7,500
Science Disproves Evolution (Aug '12) 1 hr Pahu 2,219
News Phil Robertson talks against Atheists 10 hr Rosa_Winkel 134
News Atheists' problem with the Bible (Sep '09) 10 hr NoahLovesU 7,503
News New Atheism's fatal arrogance: The glaring inte... 16 hr Knowledge- 6
More from around the web