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Atheism vs Atheism

Atheism vs Atheism

Andrew Sullivan is exploring the divide among folks who don’t believe in God over on his blog, including some who have found a welcoming home in churches.

One commenter writes,

“Mutual respect makes our inter-faith relationship work. My wife’s

service in church (she’s now the Head Verger of an Episcopal

cathedral) is a major part of her life, and I love her completely, so

of course I support her wholeheartedly. And she respects who and

where I am as well. I too was raised Catholic, so the ancient rhythm

of the liturgy is familiar, and the music is simply amazing

(thankfully she went “nosebleed high” when she swam the Thames). I

guess I am essentially a cultural Trinitarian sacramentalist

Christian, even if I don’t believe per se. So I’ll do gladly do

Episcopal calisthenics on a Sunday, though I don’t pray, sing, or take

communion, because that would be disrespectful of the community.

As the members of my church say, “Whoever you are, wherever you are on

the journey of faith, you are welcome here.” Kinda restores my faith

in Christianity.”

Read the whole conversation here.


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Why by gum, I believe that “one commenter” is Our Very Own Susan Forburg! (“my wife…the Head Verger of an Episcopal cathedral” kinda gave it away 😉 )

I’ve said before, and I’ll say it again: I have no problem w/ atheists. It’s (fundamentalist) anti-theists who, in all their obnoxious *certitude*, give atheists a bad name.

JC Fisher

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