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What would you want to see in an atheist chuch?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Daniel J Plaat Sep 25, 2011. 47 Replies

I'm putting this question out broadly, but mostly in an architectural and programmatic sense.  I'm an architecture student in his last year. This means I'm doing my thesis, a project of my choosing…Continue

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Daniel J Plaat replied to Daniel J Plaat's discussion What would you want to see in an atheist chuch?
"You have a school job in this climate, good job.  likly your suggestions  will all come up in design phase, thanks for your take."
Sep 25, 2011
Daniel J Plaat replied to Daniel J Plaat's discussion What would you want to see in an atheist chuch?
"I can't reply to everyone but for the same reasons any people of like mind get together. for where I'm coming from, and to everyone else with simaler comments, I refer to Dan Dennett YouTube - ‪Daniel C. Dennett on What Should Replace…"
Sep 25, 2011
Nick replied to Daniel J Plaat's discussion What would you want to see in an atheist chuch?
"A church ?? just go out and enjoy life and let others enjoy theirs."
Sep 25, 2011
George replied to Daniel J Plaat's discussion What would you want to see in an atheist chuch?
""It matters because Atheism is the absence of a theistic belief system...not a religion and the term  just doesn't apply." Atheism in the broadest sense is the non belief in a god or gods. There are nontheist religions, and being…"
Sep 25, 2011
Gary Ward replied to Daniel J Plaat's discussion What would you want to see in an atheist chuch?
"Hello Daniel,   I am a fellow Architecture student but I work as an architectural drafts-person right now. Anyway I will give you what I think would be a reasonable take on a "church" of Atheist thought.   A base structure…"
Sep 25, 2011
jackie browne replied to Daniel J Plaat's discussion What would you want to see in an atheist chuch?
"royce yeah i wouldnt call it a church..a place where you can meet new people and kids can play freely like a good old once a week luch/bbq..but not on sunday as its not a church....listen to anyone who wanted to air their views etc and get comments…"
Sep 25, 2011
Tarentola Mauritanica replied to Daniel J Plaat's discussion What would you want to see in an atheist chuch?
""Simply, what would you like to see in a building for the godless?"Frankly, i wouldnt want to see any "building for the godless".I do not know why people want to seperate from churches and organized religion only to do the same…"
Sep 24, 2011
Sentient Biped replied to Daniel J Plaat's discussion What would you want to see in an atheist chuch?
"Quite beautiful.  It's filled with light, and at the same time you can see its skeleton.  The presence of the ceiling gives a greater impression of height than a completely open roof would.  It makes the dinosaur skeletons seem…"
Sep 24, 2011
Daniel J Plaat replied to Daniel J Plaat's discussion What would you want to see in an atheist chuch?
"The pic you mention was of the oxford natural history museum. Very Victorian"
Sep 24, 2011
Daniel J Plaat replied to Daniel J Plaat's discussion What would you want to see in an atheist chuch?
"link?, name, maybe? a front doesn't tell me much. thanks  "
Sep 24, 2011
mojo5501 replied to Daniel J Plaat's discussion What would you want to see in an atheist chuch?
"Yes, that's more like it.  I love the birdsong idea....sounds of nature would be appropriate."
Sep 24, 2011
Sentient Biped replied to Daniel J Plaat's discussion What would you want to see in an atheist chuch?
"As a concept, as opposed to reality, I would love to see a cathedral of life, a temple of knowledge, starting with your photo showing dinosaur skeletons in a glass-roofed hall.  It would have stone benches with imbedded fossils.  Walking…"
Sep 23, 2011
mojo5501 replied to Daniel J Plaat's discussion What would you want to see in an atheist chuch?
"That's what I think, too."
Sep 23, 2011
mojo5501 replied to Daniel J Plaat's discussion What would you want to see in an atheist chuch?
"I like this idea."
Sep 23, 2011
mojo5501 replied to Daniel J Plaat's discussion What would you want to see in an atheist chuch?
"It matters because Atheism is the absence of a theistic belief system...not a religion and the term  just doesn't apply.  The worship of a god or a supernatural being doesn't apply.  A church is not the proper term either…"
Sep 23, 2011
Stephanie Leonard replied to Daniel J Plaat's discussion What would you want to see in an atheist chuch?
"I wouldn't say that he's failed in his concept at all. Maybe not *all* atheists would like a church/meeting hall/community center, but I can tell you that I am one atheist who would enjoy something like this! I have children also, and a…"
Sep 23, 2011

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At 2:26pm on September 15, 2011, Dr. Terence Meaden said…

Hi Danile. Welcome to the home of truth, peace, and freedom for freethinking---far from the superstitions and fictional god of the masses. 

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We invite you to make good friends by joining the busy group "ORIGINS: Universe, Astronomy, Life, Earth, Humans, Religion, Gods, Atheism, Evolution, Darwin..." with 500 discussion topics and 3000 members.

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At 1:50pm on September 15, 2011, Ruth Anthony-Gardner said…

Welcome, Daniel! Glad you could join us. :D

Please consider joining a group to meet people and talk about anything that's on your mind, Hang With Friends.

 
 
 

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