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Atheist mega churches popping up all over the U.S.

#11GuideToTheDarkPosted 11/11/2013 10:38:24 AM
Polish_Crusader posted...
LOL! just read in the article, the whole "humanist congregation" was founded by british comedians. So are they admitting they their beliefs are all one big joke?


The movement fueled by social media and spearheaded by two prominent British comedians is no joke.

Not according to the very sentence you're referring to. Your reading comprehension is lacking.
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#12AynRandySavagePosted 11/11/2013 10:46:37 AM
But his capacity for motivated cognition sure isn't.
#13DT2501Posted 11/11/2013 11:36:04 AM
Saw this on Daily Atheism on Twitter this morning, and it seems appropriate:

"If atheism is a religion 'I haven't got one' is a make of car." -Anonymous.
#14Polish_Crusader(Topic Creator)Posted 11/11/2013 11:43:22 AM
"If Atheists can have church services, then I can drive a car that i dont have."

Thats the logic that you are using right now, applied to the article i posted.
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#15DT2501Posted 11/11/2013 11:51:38 AM
Uh, no, actually what I meant was if there is no god involved, it's not a religion (i.e., if there is no car, it's therefore not a make of car).

People can meet once a week and not have it center on anything religious. You're reading religion into something where it doesn't exist. That's what atheism is--the absence of god. Not some sort of weird anti-god or worshipping of the void.
#16kozlo100Posted 11/11/2013 12:05:18 PM
DT2501 posted...
Uh, no, actually what I meant was if there is no god involved, it's not a religion


There are Buddhists, Taoists, Jainists, and Confucianists, among others, who would disagree with you about that.

Atheism isn't a religion, but atheists certainly could meet once a week in a religious fashion and not have to involve any gods.
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#17DT2501Posted 11/11/2013 12:11:00 PM
OK, I'll give you that.
#18roduPosted 11/11/2013 12:39:35 PM
Why couldn't it be an atheist mega mosque?
#19Hustle KongPosted 11/11/2013 2:50:34 PM
Because this is MURCA! Oer east maybe they can have atheist mosques.
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#20roduPosted 11/11/2013 3:16:58 PM
Anyways, I kinda think it's dumb, but if that's what floats their boat, all the power to them I guess