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Churches, Synagogues, Mosques and other houses of worship - valuing real estate and community meeting places

Started this discussion. Last reply by Freethinker31 Jul 6. 8 Replies

For a long time I've been wondering after the thoughts of other atheists on some of the issues here -  If there is to some extent some awakening amongst Theists, and they realize what nonsense their…Continue

Any thoughts on the GMO debate and older religious laws pertaining to nutrition rules/laws/customs?

Started Jun 3, 2013 0 Replies

I initiated a topic today to the Jewish Atheist group discussion, but perhaps it will get a bit more traction for productive discussion in this broader group.  I will more or less copy and paste:…Continue

Man gets 25 years in jail for "South Park" threats

Started this discussion. Last reply by AgeOfAtheists14 Mar 1, 2011. 1 Reply

This is great to read.  I've always said that one of the worst things to me was to watch the insufficient reaction of the world to the threats against Rushdie.  If somehow we were to get going in a…Continue

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jlaz commented on Jill's group Southern Arizona
"With respect to Tucson/SoAZ atheism discussion, I did open this discussion here:http://www.atheistnexus.org/forum/topics/churches-synagogues-mosques-and-other-houses-of-worship-valuing?xg_source=activity "Churches, Synagogues, Mosques and other…"
Jul 21
jlaz commented on Jill's group Southern Arizona
"I am finding that I am reading a lot more now that I have a smart phone with a big enough screen, and doing some travel.  I spent a couple of decades not reading that much.  However, even though I am reading more, I've never read much…"
Jul 20
Freethinker31 replied to jlaz's discussion Churches, Synagogues, Mosques and other houses of worship - valuing real estate and community meeting places
"Unfortunately  for that to happen  the majority  of  a church's membership  would have to leave  and the chances  of that happening is very slim indeed....Atheists/Humanists would be better off renting from…"
Jul 6
jlaz replied to jlaz's discussion Churches, Synagogues, Mosques and other houses of worship - valuing real estate and community meeting places
"Thanks, some worthwhile links here I think.While it's important to the topic I think to have this perspective that it's an age-old cycle of things for places of worship to change hands, I think an additional question is whether that's…"
Jul 5
Craigart14 replied to jlaz's discussion Churches, Synagogues, Mosques and other houses of worship - valuing real estate and community meeting places
"The Atlanta Freethought Society owns and meets in a former Baptist church."
Jul 5
Sentient Biped replied to jlaz's discussion Churches, Synagogues, Mosques and other houses of worship - valuing real estate and community meeting places
"Lots of churches go out of business.  White flight from cities to suburbs resulted in abandonment of many churches.  There is also secularization, and loss on interest in one denomination or cult, over another.  That is as old as…"
Jul 5
jlaz replied to jlaz's discussion Churches, Synagogues, Mosques and other houses of worship - valuing real estate and community meeting places
"With respect to Judaism, I won't claim to know that much about it (I was never very observant) but I've often thought that its comparative simplicity and primitiveness might lend itself a bit more to secularization, as well as the fact…"
Jul 5
Michael Penn replied to jlaz's discussion Churches, Synagogues, Mosques and other houses of worship - valuing real estate and community meeting places
"While I see a desire to take over some of this property for personal or secular reasons, we just have to wait and see if that is possible. For the most part I believe they will try to hang onto it. I agree with you that Judaism has a potential for…"
Jul 5
jlaz replied to jlaz's discussion Churches, Synagogues, Mosques and other houses of worship - valuing real estate and community meeting places
"Hi Michael - thanks your response.I don't know much about Christianity, but I guess I've just always assumed that while Judaism has some slight potential for moving toward a more secular theme, that Christianity might not have as much…"
Jul 5
Michael Penn replied to jlaz's discussion Churches, Synagogues, Mosques and other houses of worship - valuing real estate and community meeting places
"I think the ownership might stay the same, but the theme will ultimately have to change. I base this a lot on my own experience in life. When I was 18 and in church actively, the Apostles' Creed was posted on the wall and we would say it at the…"
Jul 3
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Churches, Synagogues, Mosques and other houses of worship - valuing real estate and community meeting places

For a long time I've been wondering after the thoughts of other atheists on some of the issues here -  If there is to some extent some awakening amongst Theists, and they realize what nonsense their belief in God is, might there be a transition of use of some of their Churches to atheist-oriented meeting places, or for what other uses? Or, perhaps the ownership and use of the property might stay the same, but the theme of the worship group might transition (such as, for example, a Jewish…See More
Jul 2
jlaz replied to Luara's discussion Meet Brother Richard
"fwiw, for the most part I liked the video.  I realize it wasn't meant for folks like myself who are not part of the clergy/preachers/etc.The video did get me to thinking about a few things.  I can relate to the points made throughout…"
May 28
jlaz replied to matthew greenberg's discussion Atheism TV
"By the way, here is Roku's present list of "Religion and Spirituality" presently at 393 channels (?).  I'm not sure if I've noticed that many when accessing directly via the Roku (I never go to this web…"
May 18
jlaz replied to matthew greenberg's discussion Atheism TV
"This caught my eye:"...Silverman, 49, said the television channel, which will be available via Roku, an Internet streaming player that attaches to televisions like a cable box, will run atheist content seven days a week, 24 hours a day. He…"
May 18
jlaz commented on Dave Godfrey's blog post Creationists call Queen Elizabeth II a liar
"hi -  fwiw:In the end I don't think we'll have very much credibility as atheists if we try to come up with elaborate reasons to say that theists should suffer state-sanctioned violence for being rude in their disagreements with…"
May 16
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At 1:48pm on May 28, 2011, Ruth Anthony-Gardner said…

Greetings, Josh! I see you haven't been active at Atheist Nexus since Feb. We have a new group where you might feel more at home. Please consider joining Hang With Friends  , where we can share our stories and laugh, and discuss anything on our minds.

At 5:02pm on February 16, 2011, Dr. Terence Meaden said…
Hi Josh, and welcome to this wonderful world of Internet atheism----a haven from the superstitious nonsense of the fictional god of the masses.

We invite you to make good friends by joining the busy group "ORIGINS: Universe, Astronomy, Life, Earth, Humans, Religion, Evolution, Darwin..." with its 400 discussion topics and 2400 members.
http://www.atheistnexus.org/group/originsuniverselifehumankindanddarwin

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