Why Atheism is Good for Religion?
In the media today, we hear a lot about the growth of the NONES - those with no specific affiliation to a religious group. One of the fastest growing religious identities in the U.S. are those who identify as Atheists, which overlaps but is not the same as the growth of the NONEs. Many atheists find a meaningful religious home in Unitarian Universalism and even some of our clergy may identify as atheist. On the surface this seems like a glaring contradiction but on deeper exploration we find there is a significant shift occurring in our culture regarding what it means to be religious or spiritual. This worship service explores this important development in our culture and why some, including our minister, feel this is good for religion.