This use derives from surveys of religious affiliation, in which "None" or "None of the above" is typically the last choice. Since this status refers to lack of organizational affiliation rather than lack of personal belief, it is a more specific concept than irreligion. A Gallup poll concluded that in the U. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. For the album by Moonspell, see Irreligious album. Not to be confused with Secularity or Atheism. The absence, indifference to, rejection of, or hostility towards religion. Anti-clericalism Antireligion Antitheism.
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And they're getting better organized, even aggressive. But how is the Sunday Assembly different than a civic organization or social club, or even a TED talk, that meets on Sundays? Are the atheists just trying to troll Sunday religious churchgoers? It appears Jones and Evans are earnest in their quest to found the great atheist church. Nimrod Kamer at Don't Panic walks us through a Sunday Assembly service, and introduces us to the proselytizers-in-chief.
Warning, Samuelson throws a few F-bombs during the service. Jones and Evans promise that the Assembly "will solace worries, provoke kindness, and inject a touch of transcendence into the everyday," and then they give a hint to some things a really good Rotary Club luncheon may not provide: "Life can be tough It is. Sometimes bad things happen to good people, we have moments of weakness or life just isn't fair. We want The Sunday Assembly to be a house of love and compassion, where, no matter what your situation, you are welcomed, accepted and loved. Katie Engelhart at Salon says she "did not need to be sold on the idea" of a godless church:.
I don't think religion should have a monopoly on community. I like the idea of a secular temple, where atheists can enjoy the benefits of an idealized, traditional church — a sense of community, a thought-provoking sermon, a scheduled period of respite, easy access to community service opportunities, group singing, an ethos of self-improvement, free food — without the stinging imposition of God Almighty.
Harry Cheadle at Vice admits he started on his path toward atheism because he "wanted to stay home on Sundays. Since I'm an atheist, I'll base this claim on data: Studies have shown that those who go to church are happier, more optimistic, and healthier than others; attending religious services helps kids fight depression and by some admittedly biased accounts makes people more charitable.
Obviously most atheists won't have a very good time gathering at a church or synagogue or temple where everyone is devoted to praising and beseeching an imaginary being, but if you believe these studies, they could do with attending something like church. 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.
But a funny thing is happening as Jones and Evans try to expand their godless religion, says Salon 's Engelhart : "As the 'atheist church; becomes more 'Church' than ever, it is working to downplay its Atheism.