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Stop Apologizing For Doing What Humans Do

Sep 9, 2015 2:57:07 PM

Can I clarify something for those eager to claim that any gathering of atheists is "church?" 1) People gathering together to enjoy a common interest isn't a religious thing. It's a human thing. If you insist that any communal activity is "church," then Comic-Con is church. Bowling night is church. Rock concerts are church. Corporate meetings are church. Stand-up comedy clubs are church. Tailgate parties are church. Chess clubs are church. Movie theaters are church. Etc. 2) Human beings are ...

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