Skip to comments.Why Atheists Are Starting Their Own Global Church
Posted on 09/23/2013 12:43:28 PM PDT by lbryce
Pope Francis is significantly upping the Catholic Church's buzz quotient, but another congregation is hoping to take America (and other countries) by storm. Like Methodism and Episcopalianism, the Sunday Assembly is a British import, but with a difference: This church doesn't believe in God. It's motto is "live better, help often, and wonder more." It's striving to be a global atheist religion.
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As science itself is wont to say, you can not prove that which allegedly does not exist.
Next they’ll be evangelizing.
The Unitarians already have that market cornered............
They already are. They are already the established state religion in Marxist controlled countries including, to a large extent, the U.S. of A.
They are already doing that. They have the “We are right and you are wrong” evangelism down pat.
Let’s hope so in Saudi Arabia.
This is nothing but a big joke if you ask me
Didn’t Scientology already cover this? Or does Scientology qualify because of a belief in superior alien beings that are coming back for us?
Let me be the first to nominate Bishop Spong as their pope.
I don’t know id Scientology specifically holds there is or isn’t a god.
How can we distinguish this new “athiest church” from some of the other ones we already got? (Except its more honest about what it stands for)
If you believe, you get to go to atheist heaven.
So they are already the “one true church” are they?
Next theyll be evangelizing.
I’m all for this, they should start in one of the 57 countries that Obama has mentioned...
They'll be more pious and judgmental.
... ‘get to their atheist heaven’... that sounds like get into my touche heaven to me.
IT would be a nice drug business front.
From the looks of that video, the atheist “services” resemble the cracked “emerging church” services that various protestant denominations run, originally to appeal to Gen X. I think that that FAD is beyond its sell-by date.
If you don’t believe in God, you might as well sleep late on Sunday morning, have brunch, and read the newspaper. No need to clean yourself up, get dressed, and drive somewhere. Phooey!
Me neither. But they are a "non-proffit" religious group none the less.
This is a leftist ideological group. Think about it. To bind people together in a religion requires a doctrine, a core set of beliefs that everyone in the group believes in.
Atheism provides no such framework, since everything is subjective and opinion-driven. So in other words, this will be a left wing advocacy group.
I can see atheists dividing on this. Some considering it to be a brilliant way to fill the void they feel, others considering it patently stupid.
I thought scientology was pantheistic?
It’s actually good for believers if they establish their church. Because they want to make their religion the state religion, and it will be harder to do so, if they acknowledge it’s a denomination, so to speak.
*Next theyll be evangelizing.*
They already are.
They’ve been preaching the State Religion of Atheism for
the past 40 years in public schools.
They have been “evangelizing” through billboards, bus signs and Starbucks cups.
They want to drag as many people to Hell with them as possible without even knowing who directs their steps and whispers lies into their ears.
“And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind”
More judgmental for sure. Not sure about piety.
Google the ‘atheist bus campaign’. Richard Dawkins is financing it.
Think Globally, Act Locally.
You better believe in Atheism or else you’re going to heaven.
You better believe in Atheism or else youre going to heaven.
I want my 72 virgins when I get into heaven, because I am a complete nerd and want some nerds to play DnD board games with....
Because..? If there is nothing to live better for, or if I don't "feel" like helping, or if there's nothing to wonder about, why should I do it? Just because?
They will worship themselves. This whole “church” is a platform for narcissists.
Most likely services (assuming anyone will attend, since they’ll be too busy doing their own thing) will resemble the EST-like pop-psych groups of the 70s, with the emphasis on loving the self. I can’t even imagine a community with any of these people.
The word “Church” refers to the body of congregants gathered in the name of Jesus. So, how can atheists have a church?
Why not? Here’s a list of anarchist organizations.
Does no one know the word oxymoron? How about irony?
I always thought a name that sounds like a leaf spring snapping to be kinda funny.
Spong Spang Spung isn’t the only atheist Anglican bishop, BTW.
Atheism is a religion just like the others it professes to despise. Atheists rail against a Deity they claim does not even exist. Go figure.
Maybe this new “church” will erect a statue of their Great Flying Spaghetti-O Monster or whatever. Screw ‘em.
What’s wrong with the UUs?
If they show up at our door, (*whisper*) we're not going to answer. Heh....
Why not? Half the churches out there are primarily social clubs oriented more around pot lucks than God. So what’s a guy that likes potato salad but isn’t into the whole God thing to do?
Tom Cruise...........and we will be made to watch ALL of his movies - over and over and over........
Just made for Obama.
Narcissist that he is, you know he'll want to sign up.
There is no bigot like an atheist.
atheism - the doctrine or belief that there is no God; disbelief in the existence of a supreme being or beings.
religion - belief in and reverence for a supernatural power or powers regarded as creator and governor of the universe.
"atheist religion" is an oxymoron.
I think the best analogy here is that almost all churches promote married reproduction, as well as the proper raising of children to have moral character.
Atheism, on the other hand, masturbates.
Sounds like an oxymoron ..... “we have no deity we believe in but we’ll build a church so we won’t have to worship it”
This is the equivalent of wanting to have eggs without the chicken.
I agree. The subtlety in which it supposedly mocks religion is buried even deeper than Jimmy Hoffa.