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The church of self-worship: Sunday morning with the atheists

I’ve never been asked about my beliefs at a regular church service. Sunday Assembly was different

22 February 2014

9:00 AM

22 February 2014

9:00 AM

I had always assumed that the one thing atheism had going for it was that you could have a lie-in on Sundays. For the past year, however, an atheist church has been meeting in London on Sunday mornings. Founded by two comedians, Sanderson Jones and Pippa Evans, the Sunday Assembly is a symptom of what Theo Hobson identified in this magazine as ‘the new new atheism’, the recognition that the new atheism of Professor Dawkins et al had, in rejecting God, gone too far in rejecting all His works.

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