http://religion.blogs.cnn.com/2013/06/22/church-without-god-by-design/ I find this amusing. I imagine most of the sermon is going to be religion bashing. The one guy says it won't be. Would be interesting to hear what he would then teach that would not put all to sleep. 'Music is played, announcements are made and scholars wax poetic about the importance of compassion and community'' Atheist scholars are going to teach my family and I the importance of compassion? If someone truthfully believed they only had this life, they would be selfish to the extreme. It is laughable to hear any atheist mention unselfish acts like helping widows / orphans. I know an 'ex-Christian' who use to say he was an atheist. He would read all the books and debate on the common sites. God blessed his business and he started helping the needy. He has now dropped atheism and tells me how Hinduism, Islam and Judaism are all better then Christianity and atheism. He has a bad habit to be ugly and personal with Christians. I told him the truth..... he is a Christian who is just upset with God and going through the motions. It is common amongst prodigal sons running from God to distract themselves with other ''truths''. He is not running far though as he is helping the needy. He is thus bordering on schizophrenia, as his heart and mind are not speaking to each other. Would someone mind explaining to me how unselfish acts / compassion are compatible with atheism?