The question for this is simple.  Do we all just agree to not go there and hangout?

I personally think it to be an absurd notion.  Anyone else care to weigh in?  Looking for another view point on this, if there is one at all.

The link to the article is listed below. (Don't worry, it's a quick read)

Views: 151

Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion

Someone emailed Alan De Botton about this and he is doing "no such thing"

This idea of a Temple fuels the erroneous notion of believers that Atheism, Humanism, and Science are just other forms of belief, no different than their own.

A profoundly bad idea.  


[I've read elsewhere AND here that de Botton is not actually doing this. That's immaterial. The point is it CAN be done, there are already websites declaring churches of atheism. You can't put the genie back in the bottle.]

It is an absurd notion. Being an absurdist, I applaud it. Not because I think it's a good idea, but because this reinforces my insistance that IF there is anything to believe in this universe, it's that absurdity is the only true reality. 

But then, many things already show the absurdity of belief, like In God We Trust on american money for example, or people believing a god would tell them to destroy other ppl (his alleged creation) for any reason, or depictions of jesus on the cross all over the place while muhammad is actively not visibly depicted (but every other muslim couple names their child muhammad). That's just a few examples of the absurdity in religion. 

Tomatoes are a fruit. Really. Need I go on? 

So temples for worshiping atheism? Only stands to reason, in an absurd universe with an even more absurd humanity observing it. You already have rallies for reason. You are already scheduling monthly meetings and annual pilgrimages. Why not erect a physical structure dedicated to these things? And don't forget the offering plates. You'll need to pay for the utilities and upkeep of the grounds. 

Maybe the Believers were right. Atheism has always been a religion. At any rate, I'm out. I gotta be an anti-theist until someone figures out how to turn that into a religion too and then I'll move on to something else. You guys just became the enemy. So long as one person somewhere still insists on believing something, religion will remain a virus in the global consciousness of mankind. I hope you enjoy yourselves in your fellowship. Just please remember it's okay to dance, no matter what the baptists say. 

If it were being done, it'd be pretty pointless.

Here is another article that portrays it as more a museum thing to rally around rather than a temple.  Atheism does need to spawn a central ideology though.  Education ought to be lifelong as well.  School doesn't teach enough and there ought to be optional academies (drawing from the greek concept) in the places of churches that can be attended at weekly intervals as most people have busy schedules.  They wouldn't need to do anything other than learn and socialize there.

Atheists need to have an identity because the lack of belief places them in a different category with the rest of society and in a sense isolated.  Rallying around a recognizable ideology would foster integration with society on a more efficient level.

Atheism already has temples. They're called Libraries :-)

This. XD




Started by Jake LaFort in Small Talk. Last reply by Reg The Fronkey Farmer 34 minutes ago. 4 Replies

Do humans benefit the Earth? If so, explain.

Started by Tyrion in Small Talk. Last reply by Gregg RThomas 14 hours ago. 22 Replies

Poem: Clergy

Started by Fred Hampton in Religion and the Religious, Atheism and Atheists. Last reply by Gregg RThomas 18 hours ago. 1 Reply

Ernesto Che' Guevara

Started by Fred Hampton in Quotes. Last reply by Unseen 42 minutes ago. 23 Replies

Fred Hampton Is New Here

Started by Fred Hampton in Welcome to Think Atheist. Last reply by Fred Hampton on Tuesday. 8 Replies

Blog Posts

I am Ayaz Nizami

Posted by Noon Alif on March 27, 2017 at 10:30am 13 Comments

Seraphims and Cherubims

Posted by Fred Hampton on March 27, 2017 at 2:04am 0 Comments

© 2017   Created by umar.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service