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Britain’s atheist church is ready to expand globally
As more and more people find they just can't march to long held beliefs and dogma, perhaps it IS time for communities for fellowship and mutually supported growth, exploration, learning. Some atheists don't like the pub/bar scene and it might be good for people to create venues where they can come together to celebrate and enrich their individual and cultural humanity.
While not likely comfortable for all atheists or any of the forms of free thinkers that make up the agnostic pool, it might just fill a niche for many people these days.
I have been in churches and temples where I did, indeed, feel some sort of enlightened energy. And I have been in churches and temples where the level of negative energy, intolerlance, even hate has been so strong as to make me fill really ill. Have even had to leave a couple of 'houses of worship', so hostile was the energy therein. But a place to go to just be and to celebrate life and others would be rather nice now and then. Unitarian groups are nice and some of the Pagan gatherings I have attended have been helpful, but this is an experiment that might just be positive and engaging in a different sort of way.
Seems likely some atheists will denigrate this concept, and that's fine. But I would ask them to check their own dogma before being too hard on this topic. And yes, I have met some atheists who are as fundamental re their own dogma as any xian I have tangled with.
We are human. Too many feel isolated and that creates many ills, in the individual body and the societal body. Any healthy exercise to lessen our isolation and grow to be more thinking, caring, joyful individuals can't be all bad.
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