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In Islington there is a church service for atheists. In a stroke of pure irony, they hold their meeting in an unused church.
The service is taken by a comedian called Sanderson Jones. They sing songs, take up money for the running of the service, and they even have a time of silence. To round it all out, there appears to be a segment where Sanderson teaches about the atheists’ position.
One wonders why?
Sanderson stated that he’s not taking the mickey out of church, but rather, ‘trying to build upon it.’
Of most interest to me were the intentions of the movement, yes movement. The goals of the atheist church are chillingly familiar to those of any suburban Christian church or Islamic mosque. ‘If the idea spreads’, they wish to create another Sunday service and then they want to expand into other cities.
We find ourselves in interesting times when organised religion is simultaneously rejected and embraced.