"Take from the church the miraculous, the supernatural, the incomprehensible, the unreasonable, the impossible, the unknowable, the absurd, and nothing but a vacuum remains."
– Robert G. Ingersoll
I think I'll have to disagree with Mr Ingersoll on this one. This morning I went to church, and had a really nice time actually. Two friends of mine were doing an atheist service at the local UU church and I wanted to be supportive, but I was also curious.
My family did not attend church when I was growing up so I was a little nervous going in. Fortunately, a couple of friends from our homeschool group are members and I was able to sit with them during the service. I would have been completely lost in the songs and readings without my friend's help! After the service, I met up with my "atheists" friends. Everyone agreed that the service was well done and completely comfortable. I love that I am part of two really great communities that can occasionally come together on Sunday mornings at a little UU church in Gwinnett.