Secular Churches

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Secular Churches

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Frank Valcarcel, Fall 2015

This video examines the similarities between secular and atheist churches and the religious church. For the purposes of this video we’ll take a look at what it likely the most popular secular church, The Sunday Assembly.

After establishing a foundation for what The Sunday Assembly is, and maybe more importantly, what it is not, we’ll hear from the founders on why they started it and what it means to them. Since you obviously can not have a “church” without both God and controversy, we’ll look at how an organization like The Sunday Assembly is viewed by members of other religious groups.

We’ll compare the practices and ceremonies of each type of church as well as the intentions and what services each church provide. In addition to this, we’ll identify each typical church member. Their personalities, ambitions, and what they hope to get out of their involvement in their respective church.

Some of the topics, themes, and questions which I hope to explore and answer in this video are:
1. Is secular humanism a religion? Can it be in certain circumstances?
2. Can the atheist church be equally as good as the religious one?
3. What are some of the negatives of the secular church?
4. What are the positives?
5. In what ways does the secular church excel from its religious counterparts.
6. In what ways does the secular church fall behind?

I learned a lot about the secular church and secular humanism as a religion during the production of this video. Including some interesting laws about theistic churches and religions.

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Frank Valcarcel

Source

Video is Courtesy of The Sunday Assembly, Let The Quran Speak, Crane.tv, and Last Week Tonight with John Oliver.

Photos courtesy of The Sunday Assembly or licensed for reuse.

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2015-12-4

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Frank Valcarcl

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MPEG-4

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17:50

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0:00:00

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0:17:49

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SecularChurches.mp4

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http://frankvalcarcel.com/images/SecularChurches.mp4

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Frank Valcarcel, “Secular Churches,” Religion @ Florida State University, accessed June 15, 2024, https://religionatfsu.omeka.net/items/show/176.

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