A monumentous thing happened to me yesterday.

I was ordained.

I am now a Minister for The Universal Church Triumphant of the Apathetic Agnostic.

It's a simple premise on which to actually base a church... a church is simply a formalised group of people who have basically the same view on God, right? So why not?
The church isn't made up only of people who define themselves as agnostic, there are weak atheists who accept that gods cannot be disproven, and there are apparently also some deists amongst the clergy. To become a member you simply have to accept the three articles of faith:

1. The existence of a Supreme Being is unknown and unknowable.
2. If there is a Supreme Being, then that being appears to act as if apathetic to events in our universe.
3. We are apathetic to the existence or nonexistence of a Supreme Being.

This doesn't mean that we have to be apathetic about the effect that religion has upon our society, we are not apathetic about our agnosticism.

Find them at http://www.apatheticagnostic.com/

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Comment by Kristine Robinson on March 18, 2009 at 8:29am
Sydni, I did it mostly for fun. I really enjoy the idea of being able to tag myself as Reverend instead of Miss, Ms, or Mrs (that can get annoying and complicated). But there are benefits to churches that we often don't think of... the companionship and networking, support, finding friends in the local community that think along similar lines. I may end up actually holding regular meetings, but that may be a little down the track yet.
Unfortunately, it's not a recognised church in Australia yet, so I don't get to perform marriages, but I'm going to try for my celebrant's license as soon as I can manage it. At which point I intend to offer my services as a non-traditional/secular celebrant.
Comment by Adam Steele on March 18, 2009 at 1:48am
Good for you. I'm ordained in the Universal Life Church. They welcome people of all faiths and none. I asked them before I did their online stuff if I could do it since I was an atheist. The head of the program write back and asked if I believed in the Universe and felt that anyone should be allowed to be married no matter what. I said yes, and the guy said welcome. I can legally marry people in Ohio now and I have about 6 friends who said if they ever get married, they're coming to me.
Comment by cj the cynic on March 18, 2009 at 12:18am
Congrats on being ordained! Sounds awesome.

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