In a twist of irony I’m not sure even makes sense, atheists are seeking to start churches around the country. When a movement by two atheist comedians in the U.K. caught steam, they decided to bring their form of “religion” to the U.S. and duplicate their churches of unbelief. Now, meetings are happening in many cities around the country and some atheists are left scratching their heads. One article reports the comments of an atheist on this idea:
“The idea that you’re building an entire organization based on what you don’t believe, to me, sounds like an offense against sensibility…There’s something not OK with appropriating all of this religious language, imagery and ritual for atheism.” It seems even atheists get blasted by their own for doing things that not everyone agrees with. What is so ironic about this whole scenario is that these atheist “churches” are doing many of the same things religious churches do: sing, coffee, meet and greet, offerings; and yet they are doing from a position of non-belief.
I feel sorry for these people. They are seeking to belong to a community and engage in practices that will empower and validate them as people. Yet they never realize that their church will at some point become a hollow waste of time because it begins and ends with man, rather than placing Christ at the center. Click here for original article.