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Thread #14921   Message #2880052
Posted By: Stringsinger
05-Apr-10 - 12:39 PM
Thread Name: Atheist Hymns
Subject: RE: Atheist Hymns
There are no churches where atheists go to congregate. Not true! There are more and more meetup groups for atheists to discuss their world views. You can't make a religion out of atheism no matter how hard you try. It won't work. That's Orwellian.

I think the theistic part of "Lift Every Voice" weakens its message but that's my opinion.
What we can share is the fact that you don't have to believe in a god to be good person with ethical and moral standards. I don't see any god that has been presented as an embodiment of goodness, certainly not from the bible.

That said, I think it's possible for Freethinkers to work with religious people on advancing social issues. I don't think it requires faith to work for peace and justice but that these are ideals worth achieving. It is not valid to think of atheists or freethinkers to be "brothers in faith". But we can work together to achieve a better world.