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Do Atheists Exist?
National Review, by Nicholas Frankovich

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Posted By:mitzi, 12/29/2013 1:46:26 PM

For people who like church except for the parts about God, a British couple have bodied forth a new denomination that cheerfully excludes him, raising the volume on the question “What is atheism?” several decibels overnight. The Sunday Assembly, a “godless congregation” founded in East London last January by standup comedians Sanderson Jones and Pippa Evans, now boasts affiliates in Brighton, Bristol, Oxford, Canberra, Melbourne, New York, and Portland, Ore. On September 21, it announced a “global missionary tour”: This past fall, interested individuals in 22 cities across the Anglosphere held Sunday Assembly meet-ups. Look for permanent congregations to be

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Cat Ballou, 12/29/2013 2:15:32 PM     (No. 9671861)

Always heard there were no atheists in foxholes, of course to be a foxhole you have to be willing to fight for your country. Unfortunately it seems we have more and more people that have access to all that America has to offer, and have little or nothing invested in protecting our freedom and Constitution.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: hoosiergirl71, 12/29/2013 2:20:12 PM     (No. 9671865)

So they don´t believe in God and He doesn´t exist for them. In that case I don´t believe in their new found belief...therefore it doesn´t exist for me.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna, 12/29/2013 2:40:15 PM     (No. 9671889)

It´s like a motorcycle club without all the noise and danger of actually riding.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: WAN2, 12/29/2013 2:50:37 PM     (No. 9671897)

Churches are the same as Sears: both will do whatever necessary to get parishioners/customers.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: mackrand, 12/29/2013 3:28:52 PM     (No. 9671927)

Not believing in self censorship I´m going to just say right up front that what they are looking for is Buddhism. Buddhism is already world wide and believes in never looking outside ones self for the answers to life´s problems. World Peace is a primary goal. Can´t go wrong with agitating for World Peace what ever you believe.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: SteelTurman, 12/29/2013 4:43:14 PM     (No. 9671987)

Atheist for over half a century.

I used to look upon those of faith as deluded and dangerous.

Now, I respect their faith and wish them good will.

I will leave others to their own beliefs ...

... I expect the same consideration.

And will everybody just please stop trying to pigeon hole and label anyone and everyone?

Leave everyone to their own and leave everyone alone.

Mind your own business - I´ll mind mine.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: An Afternoon Walk, 12/29/2013 6:04:59 PM     (No. 9672065)

It´s about respect for each other. I´ve seen plenty of atheists who respect Christians, and the other way round. And I´ve seen the opposite. It´s about the person, really.

Everyone´s life journey is unique and is based upon so many things, one of the most important is each person´s experience. No one can force their beliefs onto someone else. Every person has the right to come to their own conclusion based on their experience, and what they feel deep within their heart, and their reason, logic, reading, and research, circumstances and relationships and nature....too many to count!!

I am a Roman Catholic, the biggest surprise of my life. Every person is a precious mystery, as Fulton Sheen says. I respect others´ beliefs, have one good friend who is a Quaker/Buddhist. I can understand atheists and agnostics´ thinking, their doubts, their questions...we all have a road to travel....

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Reply 8 - Posted by: hoosiergirl71, 12/29/2013 7:07:10 PM     (No. 9672114)

#6,It has been my experience that it is the Atheist groups harassing Christians and not the other way around. No 10 Commandments displayed, no CHRISTMAS of any kind, no prayer in public, etc. They sue to have crosses removed, certain words are forbidden, and the ACLU does the dirty work for them. Cite me examples of Atheists being treated in those same ways and called "offensive", by Christians. God loves us all and does not discriminate, therefore neither do Christians.


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Reply 9 - Posted by: chumley, 12/29/2013 7:38:46 PM     (No. 9672131)

#7, I truly wish your wisdom and understanding were universal.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: NYbob, 12/29/2013 10:48:05 PM     (No. 9672274)

Atheists often are more ´preachy´ controlling, judgmental, intolerant than most Christians. They simply can´t live another day with displays, mottoes, holidays, etc. They mock and drone on about a brave, new, world while they mine for bits of wisdom from the dumbest form of government man has ever thought up, Communism. I wish I could ignore these ego-maniacal fools as easily as I ignore the nearest Baptist church.

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