Does anyone belong to or have attended an Atheist or Secular Church? I have read a couple of articles in the last few years on them popping up here and there, but have never been close enough to one to have the opportunity to attend.
I think part of the problem is that calling it "church" is such a huge turn-off. There are a number of Meetups here in Florida (Freethought, Atheist) that have regular events with speakers and potluck, and lots of volunteer opportunities as well. One of my favorites (although I can never attend due to work) is that once a month the Freethought community contributes a secular invocation at city hall meetings! How cool is that!
Definition of Church:
noun: church; plural noun: churches
For the life of me I cannot understand how the words 'atheist' 'secular' and 'church' can be used in the same phrase.
I want to. I’m very much in favor of having a similar community based gathering situation as I’ve seen and experienced the many advantages it can confer. Something more than a meetup, but less than, I don’t know, a cult... Looking to see if there might be something like that near to me. What do you think of the idea @JustinPalmer?
I don't attend a church, but every Sun I get together for brunch with a group of Freethinkers on my area and we talk religion politics, etc
Once a month we also do something we call "Recovering from Religion" where we treat it almost like a church but with discussion of our various pasts and our current stances
I attended a Unitarian Universalist congregation as an atheist for about a year and a half. They have no creed and are seekers of the truth. They are atheists, deists and god believers. As time went on, I realized they were not a good fit for me and I started going to Humanist meetings and Atheist meetings in my area.