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Members of an atheist congregation at Harvard listen to music during a recent gathering.
June 22nd, 2013
11:25 AM ET

Church without God - by design

By Dan Merica, CNN

Boston (CNN)-– It’s Sunday in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and a rapt congregation listens to a chaplain preach about the importance of building a community.

A few dozen people sit quietly for the hourlong service. Music is played, announcements are made and scholars wax poetic about the importance of compassion and community.

Outsiders could be forgiven for believing this service, with its homilies, its passing of the plate, its uplifting songs, belongs in a church.

If so, it’s a church without one big player: God.

Sunday’s congregation in Cambridge is a meeting of the Humanist Community at Harvard University and the brainchild of Greg Epstein, the school’s Humanist chaplain.

A longtime advocate for community building, Epstein and his group of atheists have begun to build their Cambridge community and solemnize its Sunday meetings to resemble a traditional religious service.

To Epstein, religion is not all bad, and there is no reason to reject its helpful aspects.

“My point to my fellow atheists is, why do we need to paint things with such a broad brush? We can learn from the positive while learning how to get rid of the negative," he said.

Godless congregations

For Epstein, who started community-building at Harvard nearly 10 years ago, the idea of a godless congregation is not an oxymoron.

“We decided recently that we want to use the word congregation more and more often because that is a word that strongly evokes a certain kind of community - a really close knit, strong community that can make strong change happen in the world,” he said.

“It doesn’t require and it doesn't even imply a specific set of beliefs about anything.”

Epstein is not alone in his endeavor. Jerry DeWitt, who became an atheist and left his job as an evangelical minister, is using his pastoral experience to building an atheist church in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

This Sunday, DeWitt's congregation will hold its first meeting as a "Community Mission Chapel."

"When you become a part of this congregation, this community, you are going to become part of a family," DeWitt told CNN. "There is an infrastructure there for you to land in. There is going to be someone there to do weddings and to do, unfortunately, the funerals."

READ MORE: Unbelieving preachers get help to 'come out' as open atheists

Sunday school for atheists

As members of the Cambridge congregation file into a wood-paneled classroom at Harvard, singer Shelley Segal greets them with a few songs from her latest recording, called simply, “An Atheist Album.”

Taking a hint from the theme of the event, Segal strums on her guitar and belts her song, “Gratitude.”

“I don't believe in a great power to say thank you to,” Segal sings. “But that won’t take away from my gratitude.”

Harvard's humanist chaplain Greg Epstein leads an atheist gathering.

After the music, Epstein offers a few words of greeting before the meeting gets to its heart: a discussion about compassion.

A four academics and a journalist discuss the effects of religion on raising children and their ideas about compassion. Congregants listen intently, some even taking notes.

Each service has a message – compassion, evolution or acceptance - after which congregants engage in a lengthy discussion.

Before the main event, kids are invited to what some parents refer to as “Sunday school,” where Tony Debono, a biologist Massachusetts Institute of Technology, teaches the youngsters about evolution, DNA and cells.

There's little talk about organized religion, positive or negative.

Likewise, down in Louisiana, said his atheist services will not be anti-religion.

"What we are looking at doing is different," DeWitt said. "If you are a religionist and you come and sit in our pew, the only way you can leave offended is because of what you don’t hear and what you don’t see. We won’t be there to make a stance against religion or against God."

Coming out of the closet

In the last few years, the number of “nones” – those who don’t associate with any organized religion – has grown at a rate faster than any other group. Nones now represent one in five Americans, according to a 2012 Pew Research Center poll.

Although the number of atheists has grown, too, there are still a large number of “nones” that choose not to associate with the label “atheist.”

Some at Harvard’s Humanist congregation fall into this category.

“I don’t particularly have a religion,” said Anil Nyer, a neurologist who brought his daughter to Humanist Sunday school. But Nyer also said he didn’t want to label himself as an atheist.

One reason to shy away from the atheist label: Many Americans hold a negative impression of nonbelievers.

According to a recent Public Religion Research Institute poll, nearly 40 percent of Americans believe that atheists are changing American culture for the worse.

“Whenever we put atheists on a list like this and we compare them to other groups, atheists tend to come in towards the bottom of that list,” said Robert P. Jones is the CEO of Public Religion Research Institute.

“Americans tend to hold a lot of reservations about atheists.”

Epstein hopes his congregation can change that.

By formalizing meetings and building a strong community, the Harvard group hopes it can be a model for other atheist congregations forming around the country.

A group meets during an atheist gathering in Boston.

More atheists may come of the closet if they know a congregation will be there to support them, Epstein said,

“Being an atheist is something we want people to come out and be,” said the Humanist chaplain. “There are so many people, probably millions, who are humanists or atheists or nonreligious in private and nobody knows."

Epstein said he gets e-mails daily from people founding atheist meet-up groups.

“Tulsa, Oklahoma; North Carolina; London; Vancouver, Canada; Houston, Texas,” Epstein said, listing the sources of the most recent e-mails.

“One part of what we are saying is come on out and let your neighbors know” about your disbelief, he said. “It is not going to make you worse of a person, it is going to make you a better person to be more open about who you are.”

Rituals for the irreligious

For the last few years, the Humanist Community at Harvard has operated out of a small three-floor walk-up off the bustling streets of Harvard Square. The walls are littered with posters about atheism – tributes to famed atheists Eddie Izzard, Seth MacFarlane and Stephen Fry.

Because of the scattered furniture and the Harvard dorm feel, Epstein jokingly describes the space as “college broke chic.” That’s being generous – but it's also about to change.

Starting in the fall, the Humanist Community at Harvard will begin meeting in a nearly 3,000-square-foot community center with an event space for nearly 100 people.

Although the plan is to use the space at the group’s headquarters, it will also serve as a broader community center for the group that Epstein and others are trying to build in the Boston area.

“What we really would like to see is a community center where people can come by at anytime and to use it as a space to study or have a meeting for various committee,” said Chris Stedman, the assistant humanist chaplain at Harvard.

Stedman said he sees the new building as a place for people to gather, not only to become part of a humanist community, but to also become more engaged with the world.

When he talks about his plans for the future, Epstein appears to long for a time when the new community center could mimic aspects of church - a place for baby-naming ceremonies, weddings and funerals.

The success of an atheist church will depend on walking the thin line between too much and too little ritual, Epstein said.

Humanists boast a proud freethinking streak, and some at the Harvard event said they don’t want to be associated with any sort of dogma or belief system - or even a system based on disbelief.

Anyway, Esptein said his congregation will be less a group of people united by beliefs - or disbelief - and more like an opera, or a painting.

“Our community is like a work of art," he said. "Hopefully people will respond to that work of art and it will garner controversy and discussion like a work of art."

- Dan Merica

Filed under: Atheism • Belief • Church • Houses of worship • United States

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  1. Jack Ketch

    In a scientific study just released by the University of Copenhagen, and funded by the Templeton Foundation. A 150 year sampling of devoutly creationist brains has yielded some surprising results. Observations and analysis have concluded that creationist's brains are diminishing both in interconnections and cognitive function. The findings have been attributed to a loss of mass, and predictions indicate that within 300 years creationist's brains will become vestigial.

    June 23, 2013 at 11:35 am |
    • Realist

      ....... because... http://www.GODisIMAGINARY.com

      June 23, 2013 at 11:50 am |
    • Andrew

      Can you send me a link? I would like to show that to some of my religious friends.

      June 23, 2013 at 11:54 am |
  2. mopper

    Oh Whoopy Ding We Don't believe in God so now we have to get together and celebrate that there is no God. If Christianity can last 2000 years, I am sure this will also...Well on second thoughts, perhaps they should convert to something meaningful or at the very least get a life.

    June 23, 2013 at 11:34 am |
    • tony

      I think these groups are lead by the same fundamentally con-men that otherwise become church leaders. It's a way to make a good living without working.

      June 23, 2013 at 11:41 am |
    • Charlie

      They aren't celebrating that there is no God, goofus. How can a group celebrate something they don't believe in? At the very least, you should have read the article. And THEN get a life.

      June 23, 2013 at 11:42 am |
    • Realist

      They are not celebrating "no god". They are celebrating self, others, society, and humanity.

      June 23, 2013 at 11:44 am |
    • Lisa

      Apparently you didn't read the article carefully.

      June 23, 2013 at 11:45 am |
    • Candiano

      Longevity of a myth means nothing. Look how mant thousands of years people believed the world was flat.

      June 23, 2013 at 11:46 am |
    • TC

      There is an inherit need in us all to worship it is part of our fundamental makeup, this separate us from the animal Kingdom. The real problem is that there are two forces at work in this world; that of good and bad, these forces manifest themselves in what we see or perceive as right and wrong. You are able to draw a line of distinction between these two forces, on the side of good we see justice, righteousness, and caring for one another a real sense of camaraderie for all things good. Take a look at the picture in this article and you'll see what I'm talking about. You see woman the the real sense of wanting to worship, this group what to do what is right; to bring peace I love in this world. Their problem is there will be no there will be no true success; for in fact that's why God sent Jesus to show us the way leading us to the true God the creator of the human family. Acts 3:26, 1John 4:9,14.

      June 23, 2013 at 12:12 pm |
    • Arthur Bryant

      Listen you arrogant twit, it is NOT necessary to believe in your horrifyingly abusive and narcissistic god to have a very rich, rewarding and fulfilling life. Typical Christian egomaniac – "If you don't believe what I believe you don't have a life". Well the difference is that we expect a rewarding experience in THIS life, not in some fantasyland -floating- on -clouds -and -gloating -about -people -who- don't- agree -with- us- burning -forever afterlife. Your kind are the disgusting dregs of the (barely) human race.

      June 24, 2013 at 7:15 pm |
    • G to the T

      TC – "There is an inherit need in us all to worship it is part of our fundamental makeup, this separate us from the animal Kingdom".... ummmm. Nope. Don't believe that's true. "Worship is an act of religious devotion usually directed towards a deity." (wiki) Maybe it's "devotion" that sticking? Devotion – "Religious fervor"... nope. Still not seeing it...

      June 25, 2013 at 12:15 pm |
  3. lmori

    This is atheism for the weak minded.
    They don't believe in an established religion but they still need other people to validate their beliefs.
    Religions derive strength from the number of people who believe in it. That's because religions require faith instead of facts. Facts stand on their own. Faith requires believers.
    A real humanist would have enough confidence in his/her own understanding of nature and the physical world to not require other people to validate them.

    June 23, 2013 at 11:34 am |
    • box1813

      Humans are social creatures. Not every person is there for validation, some come for community.

      June 23, 2013 at 11:41 am |
  4. Jack Ketch

    You gotta love modern science. First Dr Charles Darwin discovers the mechanism for evolution and picks up God and places him inside the coffin, and then Dr's Watson and Crick come along with the discovery of DNA and take a veritable Nail Gun to the lid of the coffin and seal it FOREVER and EVER.

    I guess all the wingeing and whining by the creationists is just the typical mourners, or is that moaners, at the funeral.

    June 23, 2013 at 11:34 am |
  5. David Flagg

    Very interesting overall. Wonder what sermons are like.

    Ah, I wish I had some kind of voice to speak what I know and believe. Instead of wasting it away with comments on websites. I've grown "in the Christian faith", as people that like to categorize things put it, and I've seen and done the unexplainable – people being healed, speaking in unknown tongues, visions, prophetic dreams, etc. etc. But while it might help me, it won't really help others – Scriptures say that if someone was RAISED FROM THE DEAD, it still wouldn't convince people. They have to decide for themselves.

    And that is why I need a voice. If I could just get everyone's attention for 45 seconds, I bet I could make a lasting impression. Woot.

    Oh, and one another thing, directed towards my fellow Christians. Look at these people, how happy they are, how complete they feel. Why can't you feel that way? Why do you think the "Christian life" is full of long-suffering and confusion and mystery? Looking at these people's faces I can tell that there's something missing in their smile. Show them what's missing. Smile like they can't.

    June 23, 2013 at 11:34 am |
    • "Healed" like these people, right? LOL

      [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I0-04VDrCbM&w=640&h=390]

      June 23, 2013 at 11:36 am |
    • box1813

      "You people don't celebrate your faith; you mourn it."
      – Serendipity

      June 23, 2013 at 11:44 am |
    • What IF

      David,
      "Scriptures say that if someone was RAISED FROM THE DEAD, it still wouldn't convince people."

      A real smart, all-powerful, loving and just god would be able to figure out a way to convince each and every one of us, according to our needs.

      June 23, 2013 at 11:48 am |
  6. Jack Ketch

    Atheists do recognize that death is not the end. We know we will still have some decomposing to do.

    June 23, 2013 at 11:32 am |
  7. Science

    Hey social science at work..............where it go...........20 pages ago

    When Christians become a 'hated minority' – CNN Belief Blog ...

    religion.blogs.cnn.com/2013/05/05/when-christians-become-a-hated...

    May 05, 2013 · Go splat chad/Austin and lol?? Science wins over ... not the nasty bible. and Adam and his ... Current search on Bing chadie .....bookmark update chad ...

    1,210,000 resultsAny time

    Including results for chad is all over being with his nasty bible..

    Do you want results only for chad is all over Bing with his nasty bible.?

    June 23, 2013 at 11:31 am |
    • Fortune holds more for the bold

      "Social Science" often referred to as a soft science because it is grounded in observation and personal experience...

      June 23, 2013 at 11:33 am |
    • Science

      jboom...................open platform ?.................clue it start with a C not a G

      June 23, 2013 at 11:39 am |
  8. Austin

    I have twelve different examples of revelation. They are personal experiences where one would say I a psychic, but the truth is God reveals things to people. He reveals His spirit.

    and He did it with me 12 time through the Word of God. Supernatural revelations.

    June 23, 2013 at 11:31 am |
    • Topher

      Austin, is that me?

      June 23, 2013 at 11:35 am |
    • JWT

      So you claim. Yet i still have no god.

      June 23, 2013 at 11:40 am |
    • pmmarion

      I am sure that whatever drugs you used for your revelations must have been good.

      June 23, 2013 at 11:43 am |
    • The real Tom

      How are they "revelations" if you have no idea what they mean?

      June 23, 2013 at 11:45 am |
    • G to the T

      No worries Austin – you've had an experience, now you just have to prove somehow that your experience was god and not psychic phenominon. Just because you think so, doesn't make it god...

      June 25, 2013 at 12:01 pm |
  9. Jack Ketch

    An analogy in respect to trees for the feeble.
    You have various species of trees. Maple, Spruce, Elm, Birch.
    Suddenly the Maple becomes self aware and sees how different it is from the Spruce, Elm, or Birch.
    It might think that it is not a tree because it is superior in height to a Spruce, or its leaves are more beautiful than an Elm.
    But we know in fact that it is a tree.
    We know in fact that we are an Ape.
    We are not Gorillas, Chimps, Orangutans, or Bonobos.
    But we are Apes, as are they.

    June 23, 2013 at 11:30 am |
  10. TheTruth

    Many just prefer not believing in a God...Reason: Many are adulterers or fornicators, and they cant grasp the idea that they will have render an accounting to God for their actions!

    June 23, 2013 at 11:30 am |
    • Terry

      Do google "Pascal's Wager, stupid.

      June 23, 2013 at 11:31 am |
    • 633music

      Angry Atheists!

      June 23, 2013 at 11:32 am |
    • Terry

      Murderous, torturing Christians!

      June 23, 2013 at 11:34 am |
    • Charlie

      Many Christians are adulterers or fornicators, and they use the idea that they will instantly be forgiven for their actions if they just ask. A get out of Hell free card.

      June 23, 2013 at 11:36 am |
    • My Dog is a jealous Dog

      So we have no right to be angry when someone makes a statement like that?

      June 23, 2013 at 11:42 am |
    • Matt DeRossett

      Lol, says "The Truth".. I doubt you know each atheist personally, or any for that matter. You keep on believing! Good day to you believer.. 🙂 Keep spreading the timeless, "good news" to everyone!

      June 23, 2013 at 11:44 am |
    • Arthur Bryant

      Seriously!?!? People who don't believe in your horrifying hobgoblin of a god are "adulterers and fornicators" and Christians are NOT!?!? You are so completely and utterly full of sh!t it's jaw-dropping that you would say such a thing...much less actually believe it!

      June 24, 2013 at 9:49 pm |
  11. Just Me

    Would anybody know if there is a conclusive and firm scientific study to prove that God does not exist? Thanks.

    June 23, 2013 at 11:28 am |
    • Terry

      Google "Russell's Teapot", dimwit.

      June 23, 2013 at 11:30 am |
    • TheTruth

      I DO...ummmm....ummmmm...ummmmmmmm!!!!

      June 23, 2013 at 11:30 am |
    • 633music

      Sure.
      Just look in the mirror, study your body, the immune system, how we heal, the brain, joints, vascular system, evolution is an impossibility.
      You do not need a degree to see that, just common sense.

      June 23, 2013 at 11:31 am |
    • EnoughAlready

      Which one? Yours? The same evidence that the ones you don't believe in don't exist.

      June 23, 2013 at 11:34 am |
    • Purple Snit

      The folks claiming the existence of the incredible thing [i.e. God/Allah/Jehovah/whatever] are the ones who need to provide the proof. Anyone can claim anything at all, but without any tangible evidence, it's just a story. And I don't believe that stories are worth all the wars, discrimination, division, and hatred that all too often seem to come hand-in-hand with them. If you can prove that a god-like being exists, then we can go forward from there. Otherwise, the bible is not better than any other so-called holy book of any other religion that ever existed.

      June 23, 2013 at 11:40 am |
    • The real Tom

      I love it when some bozo says things like "it's just common sense." You can't explain it, can you 633? Of course not. But you prefer to believe that some giant invisible fairy poofed it into existence and you think that's "common sense."

      Idiot.

      June 23, 2013 at 11:47 am |
    • Matt DeRossett

      I guess we should all just believe.. JUST IN CASE, right?! Lol, I know in my heart that there isn't a god, or gods for that matter. That doesn't mean that I'm morally bankrupt, or without values... I'm just not going to drink the Kool-Aid cause everyone else is in hopes that by following other people (not god) I will somehow magically be lifted to a whole new world after I die.

      June 23, 2013 at 11:49 am |
  12. Hillcrester

    Comforting myths are hard to eliminate. As long as there is uncertainty about life events, many people will cling to the apparent security of an explanatory system based on faith rather than reason, because faith removes doubt while reason sharpens the areas of uncertainty. Religious belief will not disappear in this century and perhaps not in this millennium. I figured out that religion was just a part of cultural history by the time I was around 10, but ii have no illusions that religion is about to vanish from Western society.

    June 23, 2013 at 11:25 am |
  13. Jack Ketch

    E is for Evolution by Means of Natural Selection
    V is for Veracity through Verification
    O is for Observationally Confirmed
    L is for Logical
    U is for Undeniable
    T is for Testable
    I is for Inspirational
    O is for Obvious
    N is for Nature's Expression

    What do we have? E V O L U T I O N

    The greatest discovery made by man. A monument to our consciousness. The mystery of mysteries is a mystery no more.

    June 23, 2013 at 11:24 am |
    • Vinifera

      What a true believer!

      June 23, 2013 at 11:26 am |
    • Just Me

      you little poem is so cute... how about the missing link where would you fit it in your work of art above dear?

      June 23, 2013 at 11:30 am |
    • G to the T

      @Justme – are you really going to trot out the old "missing link" argument? Try this on for size – ALL fossils are transitional so ALL fossils are "missing links".

      Besides that, all it really is is an excuse to move the goal posts. Anytime someone does find another ancestor, anti-evolutionists cry "That's not the missing Link! It's too muich like an ape" or "it's too much like a human" not realizing the irony of their statement...

      June 25, 2013 at 12:05 pm |
  14. abe

    Every Atheist commenting on here is asking about gods existence and for us to proof it . Well please explain to me all your Theories and nonsense you come up with as well.

    June 23, 2013 at 11:24 am |
    • I Am God

      Easy we observed it. You can't observe something that does not exist, hence the reason why no one believes in God.

      June 23, 2013 at 11:27 am |
    • Just Me

      Let's wait for their scientific study proving that God does not exist first.

      June 23, 2013 at 11:32 am |
    • HeavenSent

      You can't see or hear God if your ego is raging.

      June 23, 2013 at 11:34 am |
    • box1813

      That's easy, we publish everything. We go a step further and require independent peer review before publication. Even after publication a paper isn't safe. It will be subjected to continual scrutiny for the rest of time. i.e. Einstein's theories have been reevaluated continually (and some disproved) since their very first publication.

      It's not magic, it's just explanations that your education hasn't prepared you to understand. But don't fret, you are never to old to learn new things. Evidence is truth.

      June 23, 2013 at 11:35 am |
    • What IF

      Just Me
      "Let's wait for their scientific study proving that God does not exist first."

      So, you might as well believe ***everything*** that has not been proved nor disproved.

      No, the default, fall-back stance is to withhold belief until proven.

      June 23, 2013 at 11:42 am |
  15. Gary Stanich

    Nature hasn't put anything together. Science has proven there is no evolutioin. Genes are not manufactured in the body. God made every living thing according to its kind.

    June 23, 2013 at 11:24 am |
    • Hillcrester

      What you wrote makes no sense as a defense of deism.

      June 23, 2013 at 11:27 am |
    • G to the T

      2 things – "Kind" isn't a valid classification of anything because no 2 people can agree on what "kind" everything falls under. Secondly – Whaaaaaaaaaaaat? You so crazy....

      June 25, 2013 at 12:07 pm |
  16. McBob79

    Good for them. The one thing they don't know yet is that there is an invisible force bringing them together to celebrate. Wonder what it is.

    June 23, 2013 at 11:23 am |
    • Terry

      Your invisible force is an unproven (and idiotic) assumption. And google "begging the question", dimwit.

      June 23, 2013 at 11:33 am |
    • G to the T

      Gravity?

      June 25, 2013 at 12:08 pm |
  17. arthur

    The only way to heaven is through Jesus Christ!

    June 23, 2013 at 11:22 am |
    • Terry

      Via some long dead rotted away mortal with a cult following and absurd tenets? No thanks. Please keep quiet about your stupid Christian fictions.

      June 23, 2013 at 11:34 am |
  18. Jack Ketch

    Of course we are going to change minds.
    It just takes time.
    It took many generations for people to stop believing that the Earth was flat. or the centre of the Universe, or that men had one less rib than women.
    500 years from now mankind will laugh at the idiocy of the small minds of God believers that we see today.

    June 23, 2013 at 11:22 am |
    • Hillcrester

      I'm afraid that it might well take 500 years. All the wasted time, expense, and effort in the meantime!

      June 23, 2013 at 11:29 am |
  19. redgrandad

    7 reasons why religion is a form of mental illness

    (1) Hallucinations – the person has invisible friends who (s)he insists are real, and to whom (s)he speaks daily, even though nobody can actually see or hear
    these friends.

    (2) Delusions – the patient believes that the invisible friends have magical powers to make them rich, cure cancer, bring about world peace, and will do so eventually if asked.

    (3) Denial/Inability to learn – though the requests for world peace remain unanswered, even after hundreds of years, the patients persist with the praying behaviour, each time expecting different results.

    (4) Inability to distinguish fantasy from reality – the beliefs are contingent upon ancient mythology being accepted as historical fact.

    (5) Paranoia – the belief that anyone who does not share their supernatural concept of reality is "evil," "the devil," "an agent of Satan".

    (6) Emotional abuse – ­ religious concepts such as sin, hell, cause feelings of guilt, shame, fear, and other types of emotional "baggage" which can scar the
    psyche for life.

    (7) Violence – many patients insist that others should share in their delusions, even to the extent of using violence.

    June 23, 2013 at 11:20 am |
    • eyeswideopen

      LMAO . When somebody in your family is in critical condition nearing death, make sure you run down to your local zoo. Go ask the attendant where the gorilla cage is . Grab some 25 cent peanuts from the dispenser and go ask the big silverback to help you with your families dilemma. He may want a banana along with those peanuts , so be sure to stop at the grocery store for some. Its to bad for you, that someone (Jesus) that has affected mankind to such a degree as He has, would in your mind not warrant the most critical investigation into His works and Word. I did . I set out , as an atheist to prove He was fictional and just a figment of someone's writing imagination. I couldn't prove otherwise and became a Christian. Look , I really don't care whether I convert or not . Faith is a personal thing which may or may not come to some people in given time. Its obvious that you do not you believe you have a soul. Until you do, NO religion will appeal to you.

      June 23, 2013 at 11:59 am |
  20. Jack Ketch

    What truly puzzles me is why hasn't the Church attempted to prove the existence of the Human soul.
    The proof of God is unattainable because apparently God exists outside the Universe.
    But, the human soul exists in every one of us. God has crossed over into this reality and left proof within all of us.
    You would think that the religious would be devoting billions of dollars in the search for the concrete proof of our creation. The Human Soul.
    Why do they not try?
    I am left with the opinion that they think it would be a waste of time trying.
    God does not exist. They know it and now I know it too.

    June 23, 2013 at 11:20 am |
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