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11-11-2013, 09:32 PM
Atheist Mega Church??
http://www.sfgate.com/news/us/article/At...id=twitter

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If this has already been discussed apologies.


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11-11-2013, 09:42 PM
RE: Atheist Mega Church??
Well, the biggest complaint on deconversions from big churches does seem to be lack of community interaction. Although I sense a lot if, "SEE! Atheism is a religion!" argumentation from theists. But if it helps people find a sense of community, so be it. I don't really feel the need for massive social interaction, but losing that community interaction does suck when you deconvert.

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11-11-2013, 10:36 PM
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(11-11-2013 09:42 PM)Logisch Wrote:  Well, the biggest complaint on deconversions from big churches does seem to be lack of community interaction. Although I sense a lot if, "SEE! Atheism is a religion!" argumentation from theists. But if it helps people find a sense of community, so be it. I don't really feel the need for massive social interaction, but losing that community interaction does suck when you deconvert.

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This, yes, I'm rather on the fence -- on some level I did miss the social aspects of mass. On some levels I liked to sleep in on Sunday mornings without having to rush.

On the other hand, I feel that my kids missed out on things...the picnics, social gatherings

I dunno.


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11-11-2013, 10:40 PM
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Whatever. Angel

And yeah, it's already been discussed. Tongue

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11-11-2013, 10:49 PM
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(11-11-2013 10:40 PM)houseofcantor Wrote:  Whatever. Angel

And yeah, it's already been discussed. Tongue

Thanks HoC, I haven't been paying attention very well lately. I'll try harder. Big Grin


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11-11-2013, 10:54 PM
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(11-11-2013 10:49 PM)Momsurroundedbyboys Wrote:  
(11-11-2013 10:40 PM)houseofcantor Wrote:  Whatever. Angel

And yeah, it's already been discussed. Tongue

Thanks HoC, I haven't been paying attention very well lately. I'll try harder. Big Grin

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11-11-2013, 10:56 PM
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I will consider this forum my Atheist Megachurch. I can attend without leaving my house.

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11-11-2013, 11:02 PM
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(11-11-2013 10:54 PM)houseofcantor Wrote:  
(11-11-2013 10:49 PM)Momsurroundedbyboys Wrote:  Thanks HoC, I haven't been paying attention very well lately. I'll try harder. Big Grin

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12-11-2013, 12:22 AM
RE: Atheist Mega Church??
I think these things are a bit dumb...

The fact is, being an atheist doesn't automatically mean you always agree with every other atheist... Because (unlike religion), there is no single unifying "atheist doctrine" that all atheists follow and promote...

If it weren't for the fact that religion permeates practically every aspect of society, there wouldn't be forums like this.

For me, God was just one aspect of religion that put me off... Even the good aspects of religion like the communal spirit seem slightly strange and uncomfortable to me now. It seems almost fake... As if everyone in the congregation was just pretending to get along, because they're expected too.

We non-believers are a minority... If you're only going to socialize with other atheists, you're probably not going to have that many mates.

If you want the community aspect, without the God bit... Go to a fecking pub!

We don't need a frigging atheist church... What is there to preach?

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12-11-2013, 12:23 AM
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I'm an atheist, but non-practicing. Drinking Beverage

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