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2013-09-23 03:39:15 PM
newnation.sg
 
2013-09-23 03:43:54 PM
I've said it before, and I'll say it again:  Church, at least many of them in the USA, are only ostensibly about religion.  Sure many of them have sermons from scripture and religious songs, but it's much more about having a place to get married, pot luck dinners, a place to meet people in town, etc.  So go for it guys.
 
2013-09-23 03:44:36 PM
And dudes in fedoras.

/Unless that is the F-bombs subby meant.
 
2013-09-23 03:45:45 PM
In b4 "Its not a real church."
 
2013-09-23 03:46:01 PM
Religion may be a lie, but not the problem.  Groups of people are the problem.  This will not help.
 
2013-09-23 03:47:48 PM
That kind of defeats the purpose of being an atheist, don't you think?
 
2013-09-23 03:48:58 PM
If I have to drag my ass out of the house (or even bed, for that matter) on a weekend, I'm not going.

/Jewish
//Was pissed when I found out that church services are 1-2 hours tops
///I'd rather watch football and drink beer
 
2013-09-23 03:49:23 PM

scottydoesntknow: [newnation.sg image 256x192]


media0.giphy.com
 
2013-09-23 03:49:29 PM
I have a question, and I know you all have it, too: What is up Satan's ass?! All he wants to do is f*ck us up, the dick-licker! Now the Lord said, "I am the light of the world." Now, He could as easily have said, "I am King shiat of F*ck Mountain. Why would you f*ck with Me?!" Now, I'll tell you what. I am the only preacher with the f*ckin' balls, and you know this, you all know this, to say, "Satan I damn thee! You goddamm motherf*ckin', shiat-eatin', cock-suckin', son of a B!" Can I get a farkin' A?
 
2013-09-23 03:50:59 PM
Seems like it would be pretty boring. Grouping together people by disbelief isn't going to guarantee any sort of cohesive community.
 
2013-09-23 03:52:08 PM
So...it's a bunch of people hanging out in one place without the alcohol that works so well at other social gatherings?

Uh...okay.
 
2013-09-23 03:53:59 PM
Here's my church, pointy roof and all:

www.qualitysmith.com
 
2013-09-23 03:54:30 PM
Being done in the States, too...

http://unitedchurchofbacon.com/

From the Mission Statement:

Goals of Baconism
The United Church of Bacon founders have set forth a general mission.
First and foremost, Praise Bacon! (Even if you don't like bacon - gasp - all you have to do is enjoy the scent.)Openly fight religious discrimination against non-religious people and demand equal rights for everyoneProvide wedding services to the secular people of the worldTo encourage people to report violations of the law by church members or officials who believe they deserve special privileges while at church (or other places of worship), such as immunity from safety or parking offences
 
2013-09-23 03:54:49 PM

Schroedinger's Glory Hole: Religion may be a lie, but not the problem.  Groups of people are the problem.  This will not help.


Aaaaaaannnnnnd, we're done here.
 
2013-09-23 03:55:06 PM

lenfromak: Here's my church, pointy roof and all:

[www.qualitysmith.com image 600x400]


Ahh so your god was a carpenter too!
 
2013-09-23 03:55:11 PM

Barry Lyndon's Annuity Cheque: Seems like it would be pretty boring. Grouping together people by disbelief isn't going to guarantee any sort of cohesive community.


I barely want to go to church and I believe in God. I can't imagine how little I'd want to go to this church.
 
2013-09-23 03:55:26 PM
As an atheist, this is farking stupid.
 
2013-09-23 03:56:58 PM

Spandau: That kind of defeats the purpose of being an atheist, don't you think?


I don't know about the purpose but it definitely defeats the benefits of not leaving the house on Sunday.

Sunday = coffee, newspaper, my ass in a chair when the kiddos finish with daddy time.
 
2013-09-23 03:57:19 PM

lousyskater: As an atheist, this is farking stupid.


this
 
2013-09-23 04:00:31 PM
media.theweek.com

Hmm...may start attending.
 
2013-09-23 04:01:27 PM

Spandau: That kind of defeats the purpose of being an atheist, don't you think?


lh6.ggpht.com
 
2013-09-23 04:01:54 PM
Just one more church I won't be going to.
 
2013-09-23 04:03:27 PM

Barry Lyndon's Annuity Cheque: Seems like it would be pretty boring. Grouping together people by disbelief isn't going to guarantee any sort of cohesive community.


Are there spiritual moments when the singing is going on and someone gets so moved that they jump up and shout, "I DON'T BELIEVE!!! PRAISE NO ONE!!"

Do they make up their own hymns or just play secular music?
Can the "priests" marry? Do they discriminate against gay people?
Do they welcome "believers" and try to convert them?

/I'm curious
 
2013-09-23 04:04:03 PM
Jones hopes that the Sunday Assemblies will start taking on some of the community functions traditionally performed by churches: Sunday school, weddings, funerals, non-religious baptisms (or "naming ceremonies"), among others.

Next time letrole whips out the "atheism is a religion" line in Fark threads, it'll be harder to tell that he's trolling.
 
2013-09-23 04:04:10 PM
I'm going to start a restaurant dedicated to fasting.
 
2013-09-23 04:04:46 PM
Homosexuality is a Learned Behaviour.
 
2013-09-23 04:07:22 PM

Son of Thunder: Jones hopes that the Sunday Assemblies will start taking on some of the community functions traditionally performed by churches: Sunday school, weddings, funerals, non-religious baptisms (or "naming ceremonies"), among others.

Next time letrole whips out the "atheism is a religion" line in Fark threads, it'll be harder to tell that he's trolling.


Oh, no, he's always trolling.

It'll just be a bit more work to demonstrate the error of his premise.
 
2013-09-23 04:07:34 PM
Wow, you would have to be pretty self-absorbed to go to a "church" like this. I can just imagine the massive amount of fedora-wearing, neckbearded, pseudo-intellectuals with bad hygeine who would attend regularly and just sit around and talk about how smart they are while quoting Richard Dawkins and other well known atheists.
 
2013-09-23 04:09:03 PM

Xenomech: I'm going to start a restaurant dedicated to fasting.


Why bother when there's already something for that.
 
2013-09-23 04:11:14 PM

Eskaminagaga: Wow, you would have to be pretty self-absorbed to go to a "church" like this. I can just imagine the massive amount of fedora-wearing, neckbearded, pseudo-intellectuals with bad hygeine who would attend regularly and just sit around and talk about how smart they are while quoting Richard Dawkins and other well known atheists.


The picture in the article, which I referenced up-thread, seems to demonstrate a different demographic from the one you speculate.
 
2013-09-23 04:11:17 PM

Eskaminagaga: Wow, you would have to be pretty self-absorbed to go to a "church" like this. I can just imagine the massive amount of fedora-wearing, neckbearded, pseudo-intellectuals with bad hygeine who would attend regularly and just sit around and talk about how smart they are


So... in other words... atheists.
 
2013-09-23 04:11:51 PM
The only real reason to be an atheist is so you don't have to go to church.
 
2013-09-23 04:12:12 PM

Son of Thunder: Eskaminagaga: Wow, you would have to be pretty self-absorbed to go to a "church" like this. I can just imagine the massive amount of fedora-wearing, neckbearded, pseudo-intellectuals with bad hygeine who would attend regularly and just sit around and talk about how smart they are

So... in other words... atheists.


Brush = wide.
 
2013-09-23 04:13:59 PM

oryx: The only real reason to be an atheist is so you don't have to go to church.


Which totally explains theists that don't attend services! Right? Right?

If reality were only that simple.
 
2013-09-23 04:14:19 PM
*cough* tax breaks *cough*

Also: Church noun: A building used for public Christian worship.  A particular Christian organization, typically one with its own clergy, buildings, and distinctive doctrines: "the Church of England".
So yea, not really a church then...
(I know it's pedantic but it's also true!)

And as an atheist I don't know any atheists who are all "Hey you know what we really need to avoid organized religion!  A really biatchin church!"
 
2013-09-23 04:20:18 PM
"Man, I think those people who believe in God are really stupid.  How can we really express our feelings about that?  I know, let's become exactly like them!"
 
2013-09-23 04:21:48 PM
Ohhh, a collection plate, or a collection cardboard box.  Very edgy.
 
2013-09-23 04:23:06 PM

Almea Tarrant: *cough* tax breaks *cough*

Also: Church noun: A building used for public Christian worship.  A particular Christian organization, typically one with its own clergy, buildings, and distinctive doctrines: "the Church of England".
So yea, not really a church then...
(I know it's pedantic but it's also true!)

And as an atheist I don't know any atheists who are all "Hey you know what we really need to avoid organized religion!  A really biatchin church!"


And yet we do tend to organize into various groups. Like it or not, humans are social creatures that tend to divide into groups of similar humans. Frankly, I'm not surprised. It's usually only a matter of time before any philosophy subdivides into groups which tend to diversify the original philosophy into something quite different from itself and each other. No message stays wholly intact in transmission, and most end up getting altered to serve the transmitter.
 
2013-09-23 04:23:55 PM

letrole: Homosexuality is a Learned Behaviour.


Nice. Switching it up in a thread that relates exactly to your usual troll. +1
 
2013-09-23 04:24:17 PM
Almea Tarrant:
(I know it's pedantic but it's also true!)

church of satan
church of scientology

so no, not true
 
2013-09-23 04:27:35 PM
Well of course.  Atheism is a belief.  It's not like Agnosticism.

/ducks
 
2013-09-23 04:29:11 PM

Spandau: That kind of defeats the purpose of being an atheist, don't you think?


How so?
 
2013-09-23 04:29:20 PM

Agent Smiths Laugh: Eskaminagaga: Wow, you would have to be pretty self-absorbed to go to a "church" like this. I can just imagine the massive amount of fedora-wearing, neckbearded, pseudo-intellectuals with bad hygeine who would attend regularly and just sit around and talk about how smart they are while quoting Richard Dawkins and other well known atheists.

The picture in the article, which I referenced up-thread, seems to demonstrate a different demographic from the one you speculate.


That would at least be a group organized around something.
 
2013-09-23 04:31:28 PM
Let's all repeat the 'Nonconformists' Oath'
 
2013-09-23 04:34:47 PM

Agent Smiths Laugh: The picture in the article, which I referenced up-thread, seems to demonstrate a different demographic from the one you speculate.


www.vladzilla.com
 
2013-09-23 04:35:05 PM

letrole: Homosexuality is a Learned Behaviour.


I'm an A student, want to get tutored?
 
2013-09-23 04:36:05 PM
FTFA: "What we're trying to do is hold on to the bath water while throwing out the baby Jesus."

I LOL'd at that.
 
2013-09-23 04:36:22 PM
Isn't the Unitarian Universalist church already enough for these folks?

/Atheist
 
2013-09-23 04:37:23 PM

letrole: Almea Tarrant:
(I know it's pedantic but it's also true!)

church of satan
church of scientology

so no, not true


I posted the official definition of "church" ... please feel free to argue with the Satanists at your discretion.
 
2013-09-23 04:43:47 PM

Spandau: That kind of defeats the purpose of being an atheist, don't you think?


"Oh, shut up." ~President of the Anarchy Club
 
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