Is there any religion ?

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Is there any religion ?

Is there any religion on earth which accepts and respects atheists ?

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I'm sure many religions

I'm sure many religions throughout the ages would just regard atheists as being one group of people among many.

The issue with religion is that it tends to be dogmatic: it makes claims that require ardent followers to deny even facts, which can lead to hostility towards other groups.

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Maybe but I think it would require twisting the definition of "religion" at least some.

It may be better to ask is there groups out their besides "atheist" groups that accept atheist into their group. Of which I can think of lots.

CyberLN's picture
LaVeyan Satanism

LaVeyan Satanism

In Spirit's picture

QUOTE: Religions that can be described as grey areas, and do not belong in the aforementioned categories, such as Unitarian Universalism.

Unitarian Universalism
Unitarian Universalism (UU) is a liberal religion, first founded when Unitarians and Universalists came together in 1961.[22] According to the Unitarian Universalist Association, atheists and agnostics are accepted and welcomed into the UU religion. 'People with atheist and agnostic beliefs find a supportive community in our congregations. We are pro-science, pro-reason, and pro-Evolution...Unitarian Universalism honors the differing paths we each travel. Our congregations are places where we celebrate, support, and challenge one another as we continue on these journeys.'[23] The UU also accepts Christians, and many other religions who believe in a higher being, but it is not restricted - the UUA says that 'Unitarian Universalists are agnostic, theist, atheist, and everything in between.'[24]

I personally know nothing about this one, so I will admit that I do not know if they truly respect this definition or not.

My question to the OP are:
1) Are you seeking to go to a church that accepts atheists and what purpose does that serve?
2) Is there a personal need for a sense of belonging in a social environment in the real world?
3) is this merely a question of curiosity?

Nyarlathotep's picture
Yeh, that's a pretty accurate

Yeh, that's a pretty accurate summary of Unitarian churches; I attended one when I was a child.

MTheory's picture
I'm a former Christian and

I'm a former Christian and now identify as athiest. The Unitarian Church I attend consists of mostly athiests.

Reverend Marlin/Athiest Spirituality

Cognostic's picture
Hinduism and Buddhism would

Hinduism and Buddhism would be at the top of that list. Hinduism is an all inclusive religion. I frequently have both Hindu, Muslim and Christian students in the same class. When we discuss support systems in Korea of course Churches come up. The Christians want English Speaking Churches. The Muslims want the local Mosque. The Hindus don't give a damn because they can worship their god anywhere and if you don't believe in a god it makes no difference to them. You are still a part of the unfolding of Shiva.

Buddhists have their own bizarre system of spirits and superstitious beliefs. A god is not necessary and you can certainly be both an atheist and a Buddhist. Many Buddhists believe in bullshit like Karma and Rebirth on a journey to Nirvana. How much bullshit you want to believe is up to you and the journey you are on.

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