Church attendance up for atheists, down for Christians
Perhaps the most surprising trend he has spotted is the one that has Christians leaving churches and atheists starting them.
‚Äú‚ÄėAtheist churches‚Äô have been formed across the country,‚ÄĚ he says, apparently aiming to offer some features of a religious congregation (fellowship, collective enjoyment, a stimulus to moral behavior). These congregations often meet on Sundays and some ‚Äúinclude ‚ÄėSunday School,‚Äô where children go while parents attend ‚Äėservices.‚Äô‚ÄĚ
When asked if these ‚Äúatheist churches‚ÄĚ could be described as a form of religion, the founder of the Seattle Atheist Church responded with a ‚Äúdefinite ‚Äėyes.‚Äô‚ÄĚ...
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The quiet Christian, it is true that many a Unitarian is as atheistic as the article says about the particular people that they study. But they didn't say that these particular atheists were actually Unitarians. Unitarian Universalists have a tradition behind them and I knew of one that even became a Christian
USA Today wrote: Mark Coppenger, professor of Christian apologetics and director of the Nashville campus of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary said he wasn't surprised to hear that Unitarians Universalists are growing.
Coppenger said he's sure that those inclusive groups are made up of nice people who would be good neighbor.
Even so, their take on faith is wrong, he said.
"Just because you are drawing a crowd doesn't mean you are saying something that is true," he said.