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As more Americans disavow religion, atheist mega-churches pop up across US

I do not believe that God has anything to do with Natural Disasters or that of bad decisions made by people, but I am agnostic and do believe people making right and wrong decisions. I could see how an “atheist mega-churches” could come off Hypocritical, the word Church is a place for religious services. However I am intrigued by this idea of other non-religious individuals having a place to share thought feeling and ideas without having to feel judged by their beliefs. As an agnostic I have never pointed my finger at someone and told them they are wrong in following God or tried to persuade someone into believing things my way. Being part of only 20 percent of the Americans they have no religious affiliation, I find it difficult talking with others when the topic turns a religious corner. I visited many chat rooms where the topic is discussed even debated over and feel it would be nice to have conversations with other like-minded people in person where we don’t have to defend our beliefs.
I think it is good the non-religious people are taking a stand and saying that my beliefs do not mean that I am bad hateful person. I don’t go around breaking the law and am a member of this community, I pay taxes and have a family. I only have more questions as to what does it mean to be a member of an “atheist mega-churches”, if it is not religious what is the structure? If you are not reading from the bible then what takes place other than a meeting like any other meeting of a particular group that shares the same interest or commonality. As stated in the article “singing awesome songs, hearing interesting talks, thinking about improving yourself and helping other people — and doing that in a community with wonderful relationships. What part of that is not to like?” Who is to say that this has to be on a Sunday morning, and who is to say that Church is the only thing taking place on Sunday morning?

November 11, 2013 at 2:24 p.m. suggest removal

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