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Sat Nov 10, 2012, 12:01 PM

All souls welcome at church's morning service for atheists [View all]

By BILL SHERMAN World Religion Writer
Published: 11/10/2012 2:21 AM
Last Modified: 11/10/2012 7:31 AM

Why would atheists go to church?

Wouldn't that be like someone going to a movie theater, staring at a blank screen for an hour, and then going home?

Not at all, says the Rev. Marlin Lavanhar, who this fall started a special service for non-theists at All Souls Unitarian Church.

"These are people who are not inspired to live their lives a certain way by ideas of God or by Scripture but who have the same human needs for community, compassion, meaning and marking the significant passages of birth, coming of age, marriage and death," he said.

http://www.tulsaworld.com/news/article.aspx?subjectid=18&articleid=20121110_18_A15_CUTLIN179644

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