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Church for Atheists?

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Sanderson Jones and Pippa Evans

Dr. Jerry Newcombe

There’s an old joke that says: How do you describe an atheist at his funeral? “All dressed up with no place to go.”

Now, all jokes aside, there is a place atheists can go on Sundays. There’s a new type of “atheist church” that has been founded by a couple from England, and apparently it’s taking off.

Writing for the AP (11/11/13), Gillian Flaccus penned an article called, “Atheist ‘mega-churches’ are now a thing in the U.S as popularity spreads from U.K.”

These groups, write Flaccus, are “people bound by their belief in non-belief.” They have had large gatherings in Los Angeles, “San Diego, Nashville, New York and other U.S. cities.”

The founders are “British duo Sanderson Jones and Pippa Evans,” who are on a “tour around the U.S. and Australia to drum up donations and help launch new Sunday Assemblies.”

The services consist of singing secular songs, inspirational talks, and times of reflection.

Basically, it’s religion without God.

Read more at http://www.religiontoday.com/columnists/guest-commentary/church-for-atheists.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Delicious%2Fchristianheadlines%2Fopinion+%28Christian+Headlines+-+Opinion%29

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1 comment

  1. David C. says:

    Isn’t this what Hazel Motes tried to do in Flannery O’Connor’s Wiseblood?

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