Re: [atheists-27] Church grows

From: Chad
Sent on: Friday, March 8, 2013 2:35 PM
When I hear of outwardly atheist christian ministers I think of atheists possibly believing in god and orthodox jews going jihad and demolishing the Wailing Wall to build a 7 Eleven. Makes perfect sense.
However, I do understand the comfort of community. Contrarily, it seems silly for a real atheist to gain anything from christian rituals. Modern medicine has many various effective treatments for such disorders.

Chad Albus

Don Wharton <[address removed]> wrote:

This is a clear trend.  A person commenting on the our Secular Perspectives blog said that all of the members of his church were atheists.  At least half the people in local Unitarian churches consider themselves atheists or humanists.  United Church of Christ congregations can also be very atheistic.  It sound like an oxymoron but there are Christian atheist preachers who are open about their opposition to anything supernatural.  They are atheists who have an appreciation for the Christian tradition and sense of community.  Obviously these people can be allies with us on almost any issue. 
 
John Shook gave an excellent presentation at CFI DC recently.  About half of Americans who say there is no God report that they have a religious affiliation.  They have an appreciation for the music, sense of community and perhaps shared action for social justice. 
 
Don Wharton

From: bruce <[address removed]>
To: [address removed]
Sent: Friday, March 8,[masked]:45 AM
Subject: [atheists-27] Church grows

Echoing with joyful song and with a congregation bent on leading better lives, this London church is like any other — except there’s no mention of God.
Britain’s atheist church is barely three months old but it already has more “worshippers” than can fit into its services, while more than 200 non-believers worldwide have contacted organisers to ask how they can set up their own branch.
Source: Raw Story . Read full article. (link)




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