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OT: Atheist Temple: Nonbelievers To Get Place Of 'Worship' In UK


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Initial post: Jul 11, 2012, 9:25:49 PM PDT
Modern Wolf says:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/01/25/atheists-temple_n_1231848.html?ref=religion

Atheists have long criticised devout followers of faith. But now it seems Atheism is stealing from that very religious tradition by erecting a temple of worship.

Author Alain de Botton announced plans to build an Atheist temple in the U.K., reports DeZeen magazine.

A collaboration with Tom Greenall Architects, the structure will be built in the City of London.

Dedicated to the idea of perspective, the black tower will scale 46 meters (150 ft), with each centimeter honoring earth's age of 4.6 billion years, notes Wired.

But a place of worship isn't the only attribute from organized religion that Atheists can benefit from, says de Botton. In his newly released book "Religion For Atheists," the author points to design, art and community to inspire and attract a following.

Though de Botton has yet to announce a final date for opening the temple, he hopes to create a network of such buildings across the U.K.

Posted on Jul 11, 2012, 9:28:36 PM PDT
What do they have to worship to? Bill Maher?

Posted on Jul 11, 2012, 9:29:25 PM PDT
Conformity of the non conformists...

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 11, 2012, 10:09:26 PM PDT
Richard Dawkins.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 11, 2012, 10:16:27 PM PDT
Jacob Dyer says:
Non belief isnt about conforming or not conforming. Its about what makes the most sense.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 11, 2012, 10:42:04 PM PDT
"Its about what makes the most sense and ignoring it at all costs."

I finished your sentence for you. No need to thank me.

Posted on Jul 11, 2012, 11:07:35 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jul 11, 2012, 11:08:57 PM PDT
Xlea says:
Christopher Hitchens must be rolling over in his grave.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 11, 2012, 11:11:56 PM PDT
Nah, just decomposing slightly faster.

Posted on Jul 11, 2012, 11:27:07 PM PDT
Old news. We've had a place of worship in the US for as far back as I can remember. It's called 7th grade biology.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 12, 2012, 3:48:35 AM PDT
Cats Go Nyan says:
Billy Mays.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 12, 2012, 3:53:08 AM PDT
Riyoshi says:
Chtullhu

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 12, 2012, 5:20:13 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jul 12, 2012, 5:25:29 AM PDT
Someone didn't like Religulous *tear*.

Pro tip: Bill Maher isn't/never was a spokesperson for Atheism. He's actually stated on many occasions that he does not identify himself as an Atheist, only a skeptic.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 12, 2012, 5:30:07 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jul 12, 2012, 5:30:49 AM PDT
"It's about me being a butthurt ignoramus."

Modified the sentence to be applicable towards you.

Posted on Jul 12, 2012, 5:32:29 AM PDT
Nicos says:
Dear UK Atheists, please take all the money that this project would require and donate it to medical research or health care in third world countries or ANYTHING that would help your fellow human beings out instead of this. Thanks.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 12, 2012, 5:37:25 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jul 12, 2012, 5:39:34 AM PDT
Dear Nicos,

Thank you for contacting every UK atheist (we are legion). How about we start taxing every church in the area instead and provide substantially more funding to help our fellow human being?

Yours truly,

UK Atheists.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 12, 2012, 5:38:59 AM PDT
Riyoshi says:
I thought baptists don't care about health care

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 12, 2012, 5:39:47 AM PDT
Nicos says:
Dear UK Atheists,

I am on board with this plan 100% I can supply the TNT and blasting caps needed for this operation if you can provide the manpower.

Regards,
Nicos

Posted on Jul 12, 2012, 5:41:06 AM PDT
Pravius says:
As an Atheist I have to ask, what are we worshiping? This idea is pretty dumb, and just puts us in a negative light. How about we mind our own business, let our beliefs be ours, and people of religion's beliefs be theirs. There is no need to be attention whor*s.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 12, 2012, 5:42:41 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jul 12, 2012, 6:09:33 AM PDT
This makes as much sense as installing an "alcoholic" bar inside an Alcoholics Anonymous facility.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 12, 2012, 5:44:28 AM PDT
Ice King says:
This is the problem people have with extreme Atheists. They hate how in your face religious people can be but whenever they get a chance they do whatever they can to let everyone know that they don't believe in God.

Posted on Jul 12, 2012, 5:46:26 AM PDT
T-Bone 2.0 says:
As an agnostic I find the best life philosophy for religion and in general is to mind my own business. I have many religious friends and I don't let their belief bother me.

Life is short, bad things happen to good people, people cope with this in various ways. This world needs a heaping helping of tolerance.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 12, 2012, 5:46:56 AM PDT
Ice King says:
I think you accidentally that sentence.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 12, 2012, 5:47:04 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jul 12, 2012, 5:51:45 AM PDT
"How about we mind our own business, let our beliefs be ours, and people of religion's beliefs be theirs"

There's a major problem with this, Pravious. Religion doesn't just "let their beliefs be theirs", it brings them into every conceivable forum of society and tries to make them receive precedence. Why should all Atheists sit idly by and let religious fanatics trample our beliefs/values?

By creating places of sanctuary and grouping together they are taking a first step to ensuring that the voice of reason be heard - which I fully support.

Posted on Jul 12, 2012, 6:05:00 AM PDT
Ned Flanders says:
All that needs to be in there is a big mirror.

Posted on Jul 12, 2012, 6:06:35 AM PDT
McAwesomeo says:
I don't think they're doing this whole "atheism" thing correctly.
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