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09-23-2013, 03:54 AM #1
KILLUMINATI Made Ya Look!!
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If it looks like a duck…

Quote:Organized Atheism is now a franchise.

Yesterday, The Sunday Assembly—the London-based “Atheist Church” that has, since its January launch, been stealing headlines the world over—announced a new “global missionary tour.” In October and November, affiliated Sunday Assemblies will open in 22 cities: in England, Ireland, Scotland, Canada, the United States and Australia. “I think this is the moment,” Assembly founder Sanderson Jones told me in an email last week, “when the Sunday Assembly goes from being an interesting phenomenon to becoming a truly global movement.” Structured godlessness is ready for export.

The Assembly has come a long way in eight months: from scrappy East London community venture (motto: “Live Better, Help Often and Wonder More;” method: “part atheist church, part foot-stomping good time”) to the kind of organization that sends out embargoed press releases about global expansion projects. “The 3,000 percent growth rate might make this non-religious Assembly the fastest growing church in the world,” organizers boast.

There’s more to come: In October, the Sunday Assembly (SA) will launch a crowdfunded indiegogo campaign, with the ambitious goal of raising £500,000 (or, about $793,000). This will be followed by a second wave of openings. “ The effort reads as part quixotic hipster start-up, part Southern megachurch.

Like any attempt at organized non-belief, the Sunday Assemblies will attract their fair share of derision from critics. But the franchise model might dismay some followers too. For a corporate empire needs an executive board; a brand needs brand managers; a federation needs a strict set of guiding tenets—and consequences for those who stray from the fold. And isn’t that all wholly opposed to Freethought?

That’s not to say that Assembly founders are moving forward blindly. What should not be overlooked is that as the “atheist church” becomes more “Church” than ever, it is working to downplay its Atheism—opening itself up to a broader kind of irreligiosity.

As of now, Jones is still tweaking the message. But he’s confident in the model: “It’s a way to scale goodness.”

Amen.

more - http://www.salon.com/2013/09/22/atheism_...igion_now/
09-23-2013, 04:21 AM #2
Softy Incognito Anonymous
 
Hi Cookookill,

Interesting post,,,freedom of religion,,,has a price,,,

I guess what gets me,,,is OK,,,this is what they "believe",,,

that is fine with me,,,I am very tolerant of others,,,the part

that bothers me,,,they have something to sell,,,they are

on the same mission to "push" their beliefs onto others,,,

and some on a mission to attempt to destroy others beliefs,,,

to force others to believe the way they do,,,and to not allow others

to believe what they want to,,,no longer freedom of religion,,,

when I see this,,,I wonder if they are really "Godless",,,

or just on the other side...

(:X
09-23-2013, 04:24 AM #3
KILLUMINATI Made Ya Look!!
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(09-23-2013, 04:21 AM)Softy Wrote:  Hi Cookookill,

Interesting post,,,freedom of religion,,,has a price,,,

I guess what gets me,,,is OK,,,this is what they "believe",,,

that is fine with me,,,I am very tolerant of others,,,the part

that bothers me,,,they have something to sell,,,they are

on the same mission to "push" their beliefs onto others,,,

and some on a mission to attempt to destroy others beliefs,,,

to force others to believe the way they do,,,and to not allow others

to believe what they want to,,,no longer freedom of religion,,,


when I see this,,,I wonder if they are really "Godless",,,

or just on the other side...

(:X

I could not agree more İmage
09-23-2013, 04:31 AM #4
Softy Incognito Anonymous
 
And why do you need a church???,,,

the message is short,,,

one sentence,,,

no Bible,,,

say it,,,

and go home...

(:X
09-23-2013, 04:32 AM #5
KILLUMINATI Made Ya Look!!
Posts:4,764 Threads:1,046 Joined:Jun 2012
(09-23-2013, 04:31 AM)Softy Wrote:  And why do you need a church???,,,

the message is short,,,

one sentence,,,

no Bible,,,

say it,,,

and go home...

(:X

I think it is a way to mock people
09-23-2013, 04:37 AM #6
Softy Incognito Anonymous
 
The Sunday Assembly—the London-based “Atheist Church” that has, since its January launch, been stealing headlines the world over—announced a new “global missionary tour.”

global missionary tour???,,,

they have something to sell...

(:X
09-23-2013, 04:39 AM #7
KILLUMINATI Made Ya Look!!
Posts:4,764 Threads:1,046 Joined:Jun 2012
(09-23-2013, 04:37 AM)Softy Wrote:  The Sunday Assembly—the London-based “Atheist Church” that has, since its January launch, been stealing headlines the world over—announced a new “global missionary tour.”

global missionary tour???,,,

they have something to sell...

(:X

I have no idea. This is the first I have heard of this. dunno.gif
09-23-2013, 04:48 AM #8
Softy Incognito Anonymous
 
missionary,,,One who is sent on a mission,,,

they are on a mission,,,

recruitment,,,no doubt,,,

sell a message...

(:X
09-23-2013, 05:07 AM #9
Shadow Mrs. Buckwheat
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(09-23-2013, 04:48 AM)Softy Wrote:  sell a message...

(:X

Sell anything sheople will purchase.
09-23-2013, 05:11 AM #10
KILLUMINATI Made Ya Look!!
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(09-23-2013, 05:07 AM)Shadow Wrote:  
(09-23-2013, 04:48 AM)Softy Wrote:  sell a message...

(:X

Sell anything sheople will purchase.

Walmart's new mission statement
09-23-2013, 08:05 AM #11
Softy Incognito Anonymous
 
Stand-up comedians Sanderson Jones and Pippa Evans, who are behind the ‘church,’

https://endtimeheadlines.wordpress.com/2...ns-sunday/

I don't trust their faces...

Just want to have a little get together...

Yeah right...

(:X
09-23-2013, 08:53 AM #12
KILLUMINATI Made Ya Look!!
Posts:4,764 Threads:1,046 Joined:Jun 2012
(09-23-2013, 08:05 AM)Softy Wrote:  Stand-up comedians Sanderson Jones and Pippa Evans, who are behind the ‘church,’

https://endtimeheadlines.wordpress.com/2...ns-sunday/

I don't trust their faces...

Just want to have a little get together...

Yeah right...

(:X

Majority of atheists do not consider atheism a religion (thats another debate to have) so once again IMO they're just mocking religious people
09-23-2013, 10:16 AM #13
Accidental Stoner Member
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Muahhahh.
"Organized atheism"...lovely oxymoron.
09-23-2013, 10:34 AM #14
Octo Mother Superior
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It's quite telling. chuckle.gif
09-23-2013, 01:37 PM #15
Cloud Atlas Member
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At first, this post did not interest me at all.
Nowadays I kinda mind my own business, maybe I'm wrong to do so, but this religion thing has gone too far.



Sanderson Jones

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