This is bound to take its place alongside of pet rocks and Nehru jackets.
The “news media” this weekend–Fox, CBS, NBC– all featured reports of what they were calling “atheist mega-churches.” These are large gatherings, on a Sunday morning, of people who want all the church stuff but without belief in God.
It was started by two British comedians. It’s awash in money. They get together and sing “Here Comes the Sun” and “Lean on Me.” I’m sure they sing “Imagine,” too, although that wasn’t mentioned in any of the news articles. Like, right there is ample reason to stay away.
The services feature music, sermons without God, and assorted feel-good-about-yourself activities.
I’m confused. How do you tell the difference between one of these “atheist mega-churches” and a regular mega-church? If it’s that hard for us to tell, will God trouble Himself to make a distinction?
When the Son of Man returns, will He find faith on the earth? (Luke 18:8)
Only if He knows where to look.
4 comments on “Atheist Mega-Churches (New Fad)”
“IMAGINE” That song could have been written and “sung” by Karl Marx. Complete to his warped ideas.
Somehow a zillionaire like John Lennon singing “Imagine no possessions” always struck me as gigantically hypocritical.
Lennon’s hypocrisy has always struck me as well. It had been years since he had any reason to worry about where his next meal was coming from when he wrote this song. IMO, Lennon was an emotional infant.
The atheist mega-churches sound like another stupid fad to me. I’m not so hot on the idea of mega-churches anyhow.
I went to one of those mega-contemporary churches will all the entertainment. When I left, I didn’t feel like I had worshiped.