Sunday, November 15, 2015

An atheist replacement for religion

If there is to be a long term replacement for Christianity, or any religion, in today's society then there must be a substitute that equals the same components that people find in organized religion.  A religion offers more tangible contributions than just dogma (from christianity etc.) that shouldn't be trivialized nor minimized in terms of the overall impact of any religion.

Any replacement for religion must satisfy all the same human needs; it must have three main components:

  1. It must have an organization with rules and corporate knowledge.
  2. It must have a way to appeal to people's spiritual needs.  
  3. It must give a sense of fellowship and community for membership.

With or without a belief centre, it must give the same benefits that humans crave and need.  Without which, all efforts are doomed to push people back to religion.