"Hi all. New to AN, but not to the topic as described by your board. There is such a need for an outlet for people to gather together for fellowship that is not defined by supernatural entitites. I find myself yearning for a group…"
"It is possible to get together and celebrate the good things that churches do while steering clear of hierarchy, money and power issues. This is not new - many groups survive without that, including some religious groups that I actually admire from…"
"Non-theistic religion seems to be on the rise - from the Texas Church of Freethought has come other freethought churches, 2 so far in Australia, and much discussion and interest being manifested. People do like to have a supportive community and be…"
"Sorry for the late reply:
Color is an attribute that matter has.
"The Qualia of Color" is the term that describes the conscious experience the consciousness experiences as it "sees" color.
Your definition of…"
"Well, if you are financially self-sufficient and do not really on your immediate family for support, then be open about your difference of theological views. Expect some pushback from them, but politely stand your ground. Eventually, they may come…"
I think this is a problem of grammar. I visited Jencarlene's Atheist Nexus and she has expressed much frustration at being bashed theists. I think she meant that as an atheist she has as much right to express herself as a theist. Her…"
"Hi there! I, myself do feel the need for fellowship or organization for me and my family. A place for like minded people to do group activites, so they aren't socially cut-off. Polls consistently show that some 10% of Americans don't feel…"
"Satan is he not one of the most supernatural force then?
Yeah, but Satanist don't believe in Satan. LaVey indeed only saw him as a metaphor. A proud, indulging, ego-loving, gentleman. Among other things. ;) But I am not here to advocate or…"
"Modern man has come a long way; he has become disenchanted with the nonsensical dogmasof past religions. We are living in an enlightened age. Psychiatry has made great strides inenlightening man about his true personality. We are living in an era of…"
"Don't worry. I don't believe in spirits. ;)
But this is an atheistic community, that does not mean that all people here don't believe in anything supernatural.
An atheist is highly likely to be a sceptic and a firm…"
This is a group those interested in fomenting nontheistic religion. If we want a world without supernaturalism, we're going to have to meet the basic human need for religion by creating and maintaining religion without the supernatural.See More
"Interesting group. I'm not sure if you're looking at discussing current non-theistic religions that already exist. I have a blog post that examines the way Buddhists are excluded from atheism in Australia so thought it might be relevant to…"
It's no problem - we're mostly all nerds here and can get bogged down trying to define terms. Also, there are a lot of people that get a kind of "ick" factor when using religious terms, so it may take time to get your point through when using those terms (although getting anti-religious people to accept religious terminology may, perhaps, be part of the point).