The AP breathlessly reports “Atheist ‘mega-churches’ take root across US, world.”
Wow. Really. Tell us more.
It looked like a typical Sunday morning at any mega-church. Several hundred people, including families with small children, packed in for more than an hour of rousing music, an inspirational talk and some quiet reflection. The only thing missing was God.
Hundreds? Mega? I see that at every Sunday Mass. I don’t consider my parish a mega parish.
More people went to see M. Night Shyamalan’s last movie. Was that a mega-movie? I’m thinking no.
You get tens of thousands to show up for Star Trek conventions on a Tuesday with hundreds dressed up a Checkov alone? (And let’s be honest there’s probably a lot of the same people at the Star Trek convention at the atheist “megachurch.”
Pretty dopey of the AP to cover this. This isn’t a movement, it’s a p.r. stunt.