More Details About Schism in Atheist Church

Lee Moore gives us a little more detail about the schism in the Atheist Church:

What started out as a comedic Atheist church wants to turn itself into some sort of centralized humanist religion, with Sanderson Jones and Pippa Evans at the helm. As Jones and Evans are preparing to launch their 40 days and nights tour, designed to open up new Sunday Assemblies across America (and relaunch the new milquetoast show here in New York), you might be asking to what end. From an insider’s perspective, it would seem Jones and Evans are trying to get rich from their new-age religion. The fundraiser for this tour was, in part, to pay themselves some pretty hefty wages according to sources inside their organization. It only takes some grade-school addition skills to see why they feel a pressing need to spread across America. After all, we saw how well that worked for L Ron Hubbard.

What a surprise. The first Atheist Church is a scheme for making lots of money.

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10 Responses to More Details About Schism in Atheist Church

  1. So now you know why a lot of atheists just didn’t like the idea…. and didn’t support it

  2. I know of absolutely no Christian pastors that are in it to make money.

    None whatsoever.

  3. TFBW says:

    Hey, Ignostic, I have a question for you in another thread. I’d appreciate your input on it.

  4. Michael says:

    TFBW,

    Feel free to repost your inquiry in the new blog entry

  5. Kevin says:

    Ignostic, it literally does not matter if every single Christian pastor, priest, monk, bishop, elder, preacher, deacon, and choir director in history was in it solely for money. Atheists pride themselves on reason, evidence, and how superior they are to Christians and religious people in general, yet we see over and over and over again that it isn’t the case at all. And for the first atheist church to already have this happen is just dripping with irony.

  6. cl says:

    Big surprise: we’re all human, we’re all greedy, etc. etc. Just like the Bible says.

    On another note, this whole “atheist / humanist religion” gibberish always make me think of that verse I think somewhere in 1 or 2 Timothy, where he talks about having a “form of godliness but denying its power.”

  7. Kev, Christians pride themselves on faith, morality, and how superior they are to all other beliefs. It’s not surprising at all that the first organized congregation of a group of people not prone to congregating is driven by greed, because atheists don’t claim to be flawless or free of self-serving behavior. However, seeing an authority figure of Christianity having anonymous gay sex, or stealing from the church, or selling tap water to gullible people who are down on their luck, that is precious to behold.

  8. Michael says:

    IA: It’s not surprising at all that the first organized congregation of a group of people not prone to congregating is driven by greed, because atheists don’t claim to be flawless or free of self-serving behavior.

    That’s because atheists don’t think there is anything wrong with such greed and self-serving behavior (Coyne teaches, there is no such thing as moral responsibility). Did you hear about what’s happening with the atheists in Florida?

    One of the core beliefs of the New Atheists movement is that the world would be a much better place without religion. There is no evidence to support such faith. What’s more, there is plenty of evidence that contradicts it and this evidence comes from the atheist community itself.

  9. TFBW says:

    One of the core beliefs of the New Atheists movement is that the world would be a much better place without religion.

    I predict that Boghossian’s second book will define “better” to mean “without religion”, thus proving this truism once and for all.

  10. Crude says:

    Kev, Christians pride themselves on faith, morality, and how superior they are to all other beliefs.

    This is insane. Christians value faith and morality. ‘Priding themselves on having it’ isn’t part of the faith, especially since pride is itself a sin.

    Christianity is a religion for sinners. Catholics and others explicitly have a sacrament of confession. And these incidents help show the religious side of atheism – not to mention the hypocrisy.

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