It seems that if we are to create a church of Atheism, it must somehow 'elevate' us, or give us a greater sense of purpose, one that unfortunately has been honed, designed and perfected by the longstanding religious traditions. I found this talk on TED from Jonathan Haidt in which he goes into this adaptive quality that makes religious experiences (but not religion) necessary.

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Thanks for the post!

Hi, friend, u there? long long time...
all of a sudden the idea of a possibility of an atheist church (best call it temple) fascinates me..
it being used as a strategy to get nonbelivers organised.it is ironic (or rather a paradox?) that while nonbelievers are not necessarily anarchists (or are they?) yet they seem to shun the idea of being organized regularly as they dislike hierarchies, yet they need one to be effective.
exactly a catch 22 situation..!

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