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Sunday Assembly: A Godless Service Coming to a 'Church' Near You

Sept. 30, 2013

Sanderson Jones, who grew up in a religious British family, described the death of his mother when he was only 10 and his subsequent loss of faith as a "cataclysmic catastrophic event."

He loved the rituals of the Christian church in which he was raised, but could not get his head around why God would allow cancer to take his mother -- a Sunday school teacher with five children -- at the age of 42.


Roy Speckhardt, who is executive director of the American Humanist Association, likes the idea of the Sunday Assembly, citing its "technology, entertainment and humor."

"It's not like what we have done before with weekly lectures and a gathering lunch afterwards," he told ABCNews.com.

"Our meetings are mostly academic and somewhat social. That's nice, but it's not quite the community atmosphere that you get in a modern church today. [The Sunday Assembly] has taken pages from of the book from the new churches in the Northwest top get their message across." 

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