|Sanderson Jones and Pippa Evans.|
Well, little more than a year later, someone else is proposing pretty much the same thing - okay, probably not that much the same thing. This new proposal by stand up comedian Sanderson Jones might just work - and it is likely to be a whole lot more fun. Then again, I don't believe I've ever actually seen one of Sanderson's routines.
Take a look at this story from the Islington Gazette: Stand Up Comedians Launch UK's First Atheist Church In Islington
News of the church, which will meet on the first Sunday of every month starting with a service on the Feast of Epiphany on January 6, comes after the census results revealed last week that nearly one in three residents are atheists.And this isn't just a bunch getting together every second Saturday of the month for some pints at their local sports bar (not that there's anything wrong with that). There's going to be plenty of music to compete with those Theist churches.
He continued: “It’s part atheist church and part foot-stomping show. There will be a speaker on a theme each month but there will also be an awesome house band, which Pippa will lead. We’ll be helping people try and stick to their new year’s resolutions in the first service.”At least one local religious authority seems to be taking this whole thing a tad too seriously.
But the Rev Saviour Grech, Catholic parish priest of Saint Peter and Saint Paul Church in Amwell Street, Finsbury, said: “How can you be an atheist and worship in a church? Surely it’s a contradiction of terms. Who will they be singing to?
“It is important to debate and engage with atheists but for them to establish a church like any other religious denomination is going too far. I’m cautious about it
Yeah! Those Atheists coming onto our turf is going too far. Maybe he's afraid the servies will be more funny than his - then what?
Part of me still wonders if this is for real or if it's a stunt. If it is real then it could be fun.
In other news: Stanford Gets Chaplan For Atheists.