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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

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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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The plus to having a godless church, would be no taxes.

kenriley Level 7 May 16, 2018

Hey now! That's a great angle!!!

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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.

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I didn't, I don't and I won't

IamNobody Level 7 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 8 May 16, 2018

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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How absurd! 🙄

atheist Level 8 May 16, 2018
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I read through part of it but I think it is wrong to use the word church to describe the group. Even "church like" is not good. Lets come up with a word other than club to describe this. You know something like think tank but better

Humanist Community Centre! Works for me! smile001.gif

@atheist I like that

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kensmile4u Level 7 May 16, 2018

Hint: use the "incognito" or "in-private" mode of your browser to bypass said restrictions. smile009.gif

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