Godless Church Goes GlobalBy Nico Hines
Congregations for atheists are springing up all over the planet. There's already a schism: celebrate life without a deity, or preach atheism.
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Since: Jun 12
#1 May 4, 2014
#3 May 5, 2014
Good luck to em.
I never like to harsh anyone elses mellow. As long as it is democratic, transparent and lacks ideology and dogma theres no harm done. Reli
I hope that (like many humanist groups) they do some charity work. An end to religion can only be good for society, but we dont want to lose community, culture or charity work.
She added:The structure is the same as church, you will have talks, songs and a sense of community. The London assemblies have now started to sprout charity works and community book groups. Unquote.
I prefer humanist groups and skeptics (in-the-pub) but Ill not knock what simply lacks personal appeal. Folk can sound unduly negative sometimes.
#4 May 5, 2014
Well, if they start occupying their own physical space, perhaps we can all use the space to store the albums where we don't collect stamps, the bald hair dye, etc.
Interesting idea to have a community for those who don't have church, but I'm skeptical about the long term prospects for cohesion when the only thing the members have in common is a lack of belief. Clubs and other organizations are usually built around a common interest. It would be interesting to see whether an organization built around the absence of a common belief can replicate that cohesive factor.
I agree with the first two posters. I don't personally find the idea particularly compelling, and would rather spend my time and energy on causes where I do share an interest with others. Perhaps if they meet in the afternoon or evening, so I can still feel that sleeping in on Sunday mornings is an advantage over theism.
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