Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Secular Church

What would you include in a secular 'Church'? Do you think it is possible? I often walk past the beautiful old churches in the UK, which is a progressively less religious country, and think how great it would be if these buildings still acted as 'third places'. Not work. Not home. Most of the people in my world either are religious or were religious. At least culturally. Much of the traditions, celebrations, and glue that hold the community together come from a shared story. My beef with one story being 'true' or not, is the division it causes when disagreement comes along. If Church/Temple/Mosque simply meant, 'what is the story that binds us all', then perhaps we can start to build more festivals, feasts, and traditions that reintroduce community. That find common ground.


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