Is "Atheist Church" an Oxymoron?

Is "Atheist Church" an Oxymoron? July 11, 2009

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to attend an “atheist church?”

Does using the words “atheist” and “church” together make it an oxymoron?

Well, the good folks at The North Texas Church of Freethought, have been having atheist church for years.

We are a rational approach to religion, offering atheists, agnostics, humanists, and freethinkers all the social, emotional and inspirational benefits of traditional faith-based churches, but without appealing to tradition or superstition. Our growing community of freethinkers provides a positive, affirming environment for leading a good life, free of the illogic and intolerance of other religions based on holy books and supernaturalism.

For more info, check out this recording of their July 2009 service. The first few minutes gives a good explanation of why they do what they do.

I have had the honor of speaking with the Executive Director, Zachary Moore. He is a great guy, and I would recommend you look them up if you are in the North Texas area.

The church also has a group on Atheist Nexus. Check it out.

Brother Richard

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