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Old 07-25-2013, 08:30 AM
 
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Charles Darwin’s great-great-grandson to speak at New York’s bikini bar atheist church

Filmmaker Matthew Chapman, Darwin's kin, will speak about 'beginnings' at the Sunday Assembly's second meeting in New York.

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p.s. I hope someone puts it on youtube.
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Old 07-26-2013, 08:52 AM
 
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Atheist church?

No such thing. Meeting perhaps but as titled this thread is trolling.
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Old 07-26-2013, 11:58 PM
 
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Atheist church?!
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Old 07-27-2013, 12:55 AM
 
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Atheist church.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7eF8x2wwLkM

Why use Sunday btw? You could decide "Man I hate Mondays let's make it an off-day." If you're really atheist and not simply anti-theist, the traditions of the church shouldn't matter to you.
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Old 07-27-2013, 03:41 AM
 
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Jesus, I could only watch a few seconds of it. Definitely not for me, but if some want to use it as an alternative to charismatic church -going, that's up to them.
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Old 07-27-2013, 06:49 AM
 
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I watched until about where I saw foreground mentioned St. John's (one thing to build your own temple, kinda another to mooch some else's, even though churches sometimes overlap). Yea...

http://www.southheightsbaptist.com/ChurchPic-1.jpg

Typical Baptist Church (point emphasis).

http://www.umchoteau.org/clientimage...all2007012.jpg

Typical Methodist Church

There is no typical Episcopal Church (Episcopal churches have a tendency to vary in everything from architecture to theology, based on culture around them)

http://yebworld.com/wp-content/uploa...-Cathedral.jpg

Average Catholic Cathedral (They vary too, but all have a distinctive overblown look)

http://www.moscow.info/images/red-sq...-Cathedral.jpg

Just for reference, Orthodox.

These churches all have a sort of way about them, that is reflected in their architecture. As does Buddhism and Taoism.

http://minority11.files.wordpress.co...temple-ii3.jpg

Buddhist temples are externally functional, and the inside is sorta gaudy (glorifying what's inside)

http://attracttour.com/wp-content/up...t-temple-1.jpg

Taoist Temples (I've been to them, they actually were about like this) are externally gaudy, almost to theme-park level. They tend to favor towers and structurally sound buildings, because the inner part of a temple tends to be rather plain. It's what they value, functionality on the inside goofy on the outside.

So? You don't wanna be known as a cultural thief. Based on the sort of crude simplicity of that Atheist monument earlier, the best I can come up with for the the sort of building atheists would hang out in is this.

http://www.australiaforeveryone.com....onicTemple.gif
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Old 07-27-2013, 07:36 AM
 
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No, thanks. It looks like a Soviet Chairman's mausoleum. I'd prefer something like a huge soap bubble, mostly made of glass, with the various levels for conferences, library and research, cafeteria and beer -fountain....

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Old 07-27-2013, 07:47 AM
 
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Atheist church?

No such thing. Meeting perhaps but as titled this thread is trolling.
Even if they are doing it in jest, why can't they call themselves a church? Is there some rule or commandment that they are violating?

The Sunday Assembly
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Old 07-27-2013, 07:47 AM
 
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Athiest church..as an athiest I cannot support such a thing. Actually I find it ridiculous.
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Old 07-27-2013, 07:51 AM
 
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Even if they are doing it in jest, why can't they call themselves a church? Is there some rule or commandment that they are violating?

The Sunday Assembly
You truly don't understand atheism, do you?
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