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Why Should Atheists Want "Community?"

Jan 18, 2014 10:58:53 AM
Jan 18, 2014 11:11:30 AM

A question/comment emerged on the Facebook page, and I hear it echoed so often that I wanted to formally address it here.Why do we need community, as atheists? Why would we mirror the hideous gatherings of the fundementalist "thinkers"? The answer is simple: Human beings are relational creatures.  The church doesn't have a monopoly on community. The church didn't invent community. It just happens to do community really, really well. Gathering to share common interests and pursue common goal...

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