Therese Monteath-Carr
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Is it ever ok for an Atheist to use church community services?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Patrick F Dec 3, 2012. 24 Replies

A bit of background:I'm an atheist mum from New Zealand, who has on going mental health problems (depression, social phobia, generalised anxiety disorder). We don't have a lot of money.Where I live,…Continue

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Blamer on twitter replied to Therese Monteath-Carr's discussion Naughty corner for not attending R.E? Yes, this is in NZ folks!!! in the group Aussie, Kiwi & South Pacific Atheists
"by "sectarianism" I mean seminaries."
Dec 10, 2012
Blamer on twitter replied to Therese Monteath-Carr's discussion Naughty corner for not attending R.E? Yes, this is in NZ folks!!! in the group Aussie, Kiwi & South Pacific Atheists
"What's disturbing to me is that these church-state arrangements aren't well known to the general public. Australian states have had that same core problem since they were setup in the…"
Dec 10, 2012
Therese Monteath-Carr liked Be Scofield's discussion Comparing Hitchens to Malcolm X
Dec 5, 2012
Patrick F replied to Therese Monteath-Carr's discussion Is it ever ok for an Atheist to use church community services?
"I think I have a different viewpoint than many on here, though... I don't really have a big problem with religious people or religion in general as long as they aren't harming others.  My direct experiences have not been bad or…"
Dec 3, 2012
Melani replied to Therese Monteath-Carr's discussion Is it ever ok for an Atheist to use church community services?
"I think it's perfectly fine."
Dec 3, 2012
Luke replied to Therese Monteath-Carr's discussion Naughty corner for not attending R.E? Yes, this is in NZ folks!!! in the group Aussie, Kiwi & South Pacific Atheists
"That links isn't working for me. Seems to just be the # on the end. http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10851775"
Dec 3, 2012
Therese Monteath-Carr replied to Therese Monteath-Carr's discussion Is it ever ok for an Atheist to use church community services?
"Thanks James. I'm just trying to understand your views correctly, because I think you've mentioned two allowances for accepting help from a religion. Firstly, a deciding factor in choosing whether to accept help from a religious…"
Dec 3, 2012
Therese Monteath-Carr replied to Therese Monteath-Carr's discussion Is it ever ok for an Atheist to use church community services?
"Church hospitals? Wow, I never thought about that. It's not something we have here in New Zealand. I find that really upsetting! I'll really have to think about that one."
Dec 3, 2012
Michael Brice replied to Therese Monteath-Carr's discussion Is it ever ok for an Atheist to use church community services?
" Perhaps a bad analogy, let us know how things go, good luck."
Dec 3, 2012
Therese Monteath-Carr added a discussion to the group Aussie, Kiwi & South Pacific Atheists
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Patrick F replied to Therese Monteath-Carr's discussion Is it ever ok for an Atheist to use church community services?
"How about the analogy of using a hospital that is affiliated with a church? The only hospitals I have here in town are either Methodist or catholic affiliated, and I had no problems having my kids at both hospitals.... And i doubt that a catholic…"
Dec 2, 2012
Therese Monteath-Carr replied to Therese Monteath-Carr's discussion Is it ever ok for an Atheist to use church community services?
"So many more views- this is great, thank you everyone! Thanks Michael. I see a problem with the analogy of the christian not accepting help from the atheist doctor. The atheist is an individual, and he is not representing an atheist organisation…"
Dec 2, 2012
Patrick F replied to Therese Monteath-Carr's discussion Is it ever ok for an Atheist to use church community services?
"I vote in a church, also.  I honestly don't see a problem with it,  I am perfectly comfortable going into a church for secular things, but that is just me.  I wouldn't categorize the Boy Scouts as being secular, though (Girl…"
Dec 2, 2012
Michael Brice replied to Therese Monteath-Carr's discussion Is it ever ok for an Atheist to use church community services?
"Should a christian refuse an operation because it will be performed by an atheist? Does the christian now endorse or support the surgeon's atheism in this case? Are your potential counsellors asking you to get baptised prior to their help?…"
Dec 2, 2012
Lillie replied to Therese Monteath-Carr's discussion Is it ever ok for an Atheist to use church community services?
"In the south so many nonreligious meetings are held in churches so it is difficult to stay out.  We even vote in churches.  Town Hall meetings and other civic meetings are held there.  Boy and Girl Scouts, high school chorus, Head…"
Dec 2, 2012

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At 11:31pm on November 27, 2012, Brent Feeney said…

That's what I did when I started, and still do. Hope your rest of the week goes well! =)

At 9:51pm on November 27, 2012, Ruth Anthony-Gardner said…

Welcome, Therese! 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. You might also like Women Atheists, Female Atheists, and possibly Feminist Atheists.

I also recommend Eco-Logical and Climate Concerns, since the climate is changing so drastically.

After you've searched for topics of interest in "Groups" above and in the "Forums", don't forget to look at recent activity which hides along the right margin of the page all the way at the bottom.

On a personal note, I've developed an animated gif technique, sort of “pull quote marries slideshow”. Samples are scattered across various groups, but you can find them easily by going to my twitter account. Each tweet has a link (after the description and before the hashtags) to a visually rich example here at Atheist Nexus. If you like them, please follow me

 

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At 4:47pm on November 26, 2012, Dr. Terence Meaden said…

Hello Therese

Welcome to this world of rationality and peace, where pure common sense is enough to lead to the open freethinking wisdom common to non-believers.

We invite you to join the busy group "ORIGINS: Universe, Astronomy, Life, Earth, Humans, Religion, Gods, Atheism, Evolution, Darwin..." with 700 discussion topics and 3600+ members.

http://www.atheistnexus.org/group/originsuniverselifehumankindanddarwin

Terry

At 2:12pm on November 26, 2012, Brent Feeney said…

Welcome aboard! =)  Hope you're doing well today...

At 8:31am on November 26, 2012, Steph S. said…

Greetings! Welcome to the site!

 
 
 

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