Atheists Open Sunday Assembly In Minneapolis, Minnesota


The state’s version of Sunday Assembly, a gathering of atheists, kicked off Sunday in Minneapolis.

They have the music, the sermons, and the faithful. What you won’t find at “Atheist Church” is religion.

Media began calling it “Atheist Church,” and the group is running with it in a tongue-in-cheek kind of way. There’s an attraction there for people like Nancy Somers, who was raised Catholic.

“I would be interested in being a part of a group of people who are wanting to live better and be better people and give back, and not be at church,” Somers said.

Its the same for Keith McCarthy, who was raised Methodist.

“I doubt that I have everything in common with what’s here,” McCarthy said. “But enough to have a relationship and to be here.”

Matthew Hertz hosted the event. He was raised Catholic, too.

“Some people assume that being atheists,” he said, “we are going to stand up here and kind of ‘God doesn’t exist and if you think he does, you’re crazy.’ That’s not what we’re here for.”

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Josh Rosenthal

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