The Mystique (or mistake?) of Atheism

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The monthly theme from our UUA is “the divine god” — an unusual theme for our congregation with a high percentage of agnostics and atheists with a scattering of buddhists and pagans.  A basic definition of the concept of ‘religion’ is a belief in/worship of some superhuman power, especially a personal God or gods. Conversely, an atheist is defined as a person who lacks belief in the existence of God or gods.  One would therefore surmise that the two would have extremely little, if any, overlap.  Nonetheless, our own faith tradition of Unitarian Universalism is a religion, and a large portion of members in our ranks self-identify as atheists.  On this Sunday Rev. Lori explores the often misunderstood phenomenon of atheism and how it fits into UUism.