An "atheist church" in North London is proving a big hit with non-believers. Does it feel a bit like a new religion?

Not many sermons include the message that we are all going to die and there is no afterlife.

But the Sunday Assembly is no ordinary church service.

Launched last month, as a gathering for non-believers, it is, in the words of master of ceremonies Sanderson Jones, "part foot-stomping show, part atheist church, all celebration of life".

A congregation of more than 300 crowded into the shell of a deconsecrated church to join the celebration on Sunday morning.

Instead of hymns, the non-faithful get to their feet to sing along to Stevie Wonder and Queen songs.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-21319945

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Comment by Napoleon Bonaparte on February 7, 2013 at 3:29am

Scores assemble at first Atheist Church

Comment by Napoleon Bonaparte on February 4, 2013 at 9:23pm

Sunday Assembly, photo taken by attendee

Harry Cliff gives his science lecture at the Sunday Assembly in a former church

Bus with banner ad reading "There's probably no god - now stop worrying and enjoy your life"

Atheists are getting more vocal, such as this ad campaign on London buses

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-21319945

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