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LINK The elusive phenomenon of churches without God

You wanted atheist churches, you got them!
Here is an article about this that popped up on my FB feed.
You may need to go incognito to read (it's real short) but does give some insight into what the seeming oxymoron of and atheist church looks like

By TheMiddleWay
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I like this idea. I am sure I would at the least visit and try and get feel for what their mission is.

Leutrelle Level 7 May 16, 2018
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Wtf? Bookmarking!

Sadoi Level 7 May 16, 2018
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Just go to a Unitarian they welcome atheists.

Marine Level 8 May 16, 2018
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Stanislaus Humanists, my local chapter of the AHA, looked into this. Most of us were opposed to the idea because we want to be a community—not a church.

SurvivorSteph Level 6 May 16, 2018
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I didn't, I don't and I won't

IamNobody Level 8 May 16, 2018
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While I understand the need for "community" (that's why I'm here), calling it "church" seems rather counter-intuitive.
People can call it whatever they please, that's their right. However, I have to wonder what
the real motivation for that is.
Are they trying to obtain tax-exempt status? Are they trying to compete with other "churches"? Are they trying to make membership more attractive?
I don't get it. It all just seems rather contradictory to me.

KKGator Level 9 May 16, 2018
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I think they are trying to compete with other churches. Rather like the tactic of creating the spaghetti monster was in a sense a way to take the power of god away from the religious by creating a god that was not a god (if that make any sense LOL), this might be seen as a way to take the power of the church away by creating a church that is not a church (again, if THAT makes any sense! LOL)

@TheMiddleWay It all made sense. I do agree, too.

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kensmile4u Level 8 May 16, 2018
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Hint: use the "incognito" or "in-private" mode of your browser to bypass said restrictions. smile009.gif

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