Aimee Byrd sent me a link to an article she found on a British news website: Four Thoughts on the First Atheist Church. It looks like atheists in the UK are gathering for something that looks an awful lot like a worship service. 300 people met on a Sunday, sang songs together, and repeated the phrase “Live better, help often, wonder more”, along with two minutes of silence to reflect on “wonder”. Sounds almost like a prayer for those who think they have no one to pray to.
Why would they bother? Because, as the writer of Ecclesiastes said, “He has also set eternity in the human heart.” They can’t help themselves.
The article makes similar points, and asks whether these people have really thought through what they are doing. For me, the gathering reminds me of what Jesus said about how we always want to serve somebody, God or something less than God.
Is that gathering a start for those who are not believers in Jesus? I don’t know. But if they’re not careful, they might just end up Christians.