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Workshop 19: Atheism and Agnosticism: Not in Temples Made with Hands

Workshop 19: Atheism and Agnosticism: Not in Temples Made with Hands
Workshop 19: Atheism and Agnosticism: Not in Temples Made with Hands

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  • I am neither Jew nor Gentile, Mahomedan nor Theist; I am but a member of the human family, and would accept of truth by whomsoever offered...
  • Activity Minutes Welcoming and Entering 0 Opening 15 Activity 1: Story — Losing Faith 15 Activity 2: Separation of Church and State 25...
  • If you identify as atheist or agnostic, this workshop could remind you of times in your life when your faith has put you at odds with...
  • Materials for Activity Small hand mirrors, enough for all participants to have one Writing materials Newsprint, markers, and tape...
  • Materials for Activity Chalice, candle, lighter or LED/battery-operated candle Newsprint, markers, and tape Leader Resource 1, Atheism/...
  • Materials for Activity Story, " Losing Faith " Preparation for Activity Read the story until you are comfortable presenting it. Description...
  • Materials for Activity Currency of different denominations, coins and bills Leader Resource 2, The Lord's Prayer and the Pledge of...
  • Materials for Activity Handout 1, Why Go to Church? Index cards Writing utensils Preparation for Activity Consider why you belong to your...
  • Materials for Activity Handout 2, Atheism/Agnosticism Fact Sheet Preparation for Activity Do an internet search for famous Atheists and...
  • Materials for Activity Religions Time Line Sticky notes and fine point markers World map or globe (optional) Preparation for Activity Hang...
  • Materials for Activity Poster with closing words Chalice Taking It Home handout Preparation for Activity Reproduce handouts. Put up poster...
  • Review today's workshop together. Did participants deepen their understanding of their personal beliefs and Unitarian Universalism through...
  • Materials for Activity Optional: Video camera Description of Activity Participants gather stories about finding faith. Remind participants...
  • Preparation for Activity Ask your minister for recommendations for one or more guest who are atheist. Members of the congregation would be...
  • I am neither Jew nor Gentile, Mahomedan nor Theist; I am but a member of the human family, and would accept of truth by whomsoever offered...
  • Mary McCarthy's parents died in the influenza epidemic of 1918 when she was six years old. She lived first with an aunt and uncle, who...
  • TOP FIVE REASONS UNCHURCHED PEOPLE CHOOSE A CHURCH 1. Pastor/Preaching 2. Doctrines/Beliefs 3. Friendliness of members 4. Other 5. Someone...
  • Atheism/Agnosticism Existence/Reemergence: Prehistory/mid 1600s Adherents: 1.1 billion Ranking: Third—behind Christianity (2.1B) and Islam...
  • Atheism has been granted protection as a religion under the law for purposes of freedom of religious expression and protection from...
  • THE LORD'S PRAYER Our Father Who art in Heaven, Hallowed be Thy name. Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done On earth as it is in Heaven. Give...
  • Investigating Atheism is a rich website of the University of Cambridge. "What is Atheism" is a useful article on the American Atheists...

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