Sunday, June 16, 2013

What's with these atheists who hanker for a church?

First we had Alain de Botton, with his idiotic idea to create an atheist church in Britain. Duh.

And now there's the Sunday Assembly, an atheist church co-founded by a comedian named Sanderson Jones, who seems to be a glossy 2013 version of a hippie. In the article, should you choose to read it, you'll find paragraphs like this:
"We've had discussions with the Church of England as to how we can work together, and one fellow said, 'we'll have to get you in touch with some vicars who don't believe in God.' "
So yeah, the article is minimally fun. But the idea is nonsensical. Atheists don't need anything that seems remotely like a church. We all do quite well without it. In fact, it's one of the great things about being an atheist: you don't have to go to church. It's what makes Sundays fun!

I think it's a terrible idea. You, however, may feel differently. In which case, you can click on "Comments" and share your view with the rest of us.