Atheist church

United Church of Bacon
A Las Vegas billboard (Ѻ) for the 2012 launched “United Church of Bacon”, a parody “atheist church”, akin to the parody god “flying spaghetti monster”, lunched by John Whiteside, in association with Penn Jillette. [5]
In hmolscience, atheist church, a-theos “without god” + kyrios “master”, refers to an assembly of people, with a general disbelief in the existence of god, who gather for purposes such as: moral guidance (see: atheistic morality), discussions of right and wrong, community togetherness, community outreach, ritual, song, dance, children's education, e.g. Zerotheism for Kids (Thims, 2015), atheist kids songs (Hawkins, 2014) (Ѻ), listening to sermons, e.g. Monistic Sunday Sermons (Ostwald, 1910), ceremonies, such as weddings, e.g. Church of Elective Affinities (Shelley, 1816) or funerals, well-being, discussion, children's camp, e.g. Camp Quest (Kagin, 1996), festivals, holidays, among other traditional monotheism "church" like functions, albeit without a creed (see: atheist creeds) based on god (see: zerotheism) or a god-based bible (see: atheist bible).

In 1809, Goethe penned his Elective Affinities, which attacked the sixth commandment, of the ten commandments of Christianity, with the chemical theory of “elective affinities” applied to human relationships and morals; this formed the gospel of two of the greatest of god's assassins, namely: Arthur Schopenhauer, who trained under Goethe, and Friedrich Nietzsche, who trained himself by reading the work of Schopenhauer.

In 1816, Percy Shelley married Mary Shelley, in the “Church of Elective Affinities”, who congregation included George Byron, among others, the doctrine of their religion being the chemical theory of “elective affinities”, a variant of what Goethe previously, independently, outlined.

In circa 1850, Auguste Comte, a so-labeled “atheist philosopher”, in France, launched, supposedly, a movement of unbelieving congregations, which lasted for one generation. [1]

In 1910, Wilhelm Ostwald, in Germany, in coordination with Ernst Haeckel, gave his series of “Monastic Sunday Sermons”, which would have been an atheist church congregation of sorts.
First Church of Atheism
A logo for the 2006-launched online "First Church of Atheism", which has semi-active MeetUp stylized events in a few US cities. [3]

In 2006, the so-called First Church of Atheism was launched online allowing people, via local ordinance laws, supposedly, to be come ordained ministers of the atheist, for the purposes of weddings, baptisms, etc. [3]

In 2013, English atheists Sanderson Jones and Pippa Evans, in England, launched the “Sunday Assembly”, dubbed a church-like gathering for atheists, aimed at capturing the theme of traditional fun singing and gathering, but without "god" in the mix. [2]

In 2015, Libb Thims, together with Atheism Reviews co-host Thor, taught a big bang cosmology + coupled morality based atheism Sunday school class, entitled "Zerotheism for Kids", to a group of six Chicago children, aged 6 to 11, as a reaction to the fact that the six year old had been given a traditional "children's bible", teaching Nile river cosmology + snake-n-apple morality, after which he asked, in confusion about the six-day creation model, "how did god create the world so fast?"

The following are related quotes:

“After Harris came high pope Dawkins, then cardinal Hitchens, the bishop Dennett, and then the lower and more moderate figures in this new atheist priesthood: Krauss, Stenger, Atkins, Shermer [and all the rest] e bella compagnia.”
Bo Jinn (2013), Illogical Atheism (loc. 286) [4]

1. Sayers, Mark. (2016). Disappearing Church: from Cultural Relevance to Gospel Resilience (pg. #). Moody Publishers.
2. (a) Sayers, Mark. (2016). Disappearing Church: from Cultural Relevance to Gospel Resilience (pg. #). Moody Publishers.
(b) Sunday Assembly – Wikipedia.
3. (a) Home (WB | 2006) –
(b) Wiki –
4. Jinn, Bo. (2013). Illogical Atheism: a Comprehensive Response to the Contemporary Freethinker from a Lapsed Agnostic (eB). Sattwa Publishing, 2014.
5. United Church of Atheism – Wikipedia.

● Glenn, Jaclyn. (2014). “First Church of Atheism” (Ѻ), May 30.

● Anon. (2016). “Atheism: Deeper than Myths”, Hmolpedia threads, May 22.

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