“Live better, help often, wonder more,” seem like reflections somewhere between an agnostic and a Secular Humanist. It also seems like something that would appeal to millions of people. It is the “creed” of new atheist churches being started around the world. Those who lead it seem to know their business.
To atheists who dislike churches in general, this development is unpleasant. “I left the faith because I did not like church,” they might say. To them I would make these observations.
Christians made lots of their symbols and ceremonies look familar to pagans the faith they stole members from. They did this so pagans could feel comfortable.
Christians dropped the requirement of circumcision–a good marketing play. So, atheists need to have gatherings that appear to be something like church services to make many people feel comfortable.
About one in four adults attend church on Sunday mornings in the U. S. Maybe one out of four nonbelievers would enjoy somewhere to go, something to do, on Sunday mornings. This is especially true for adults with children.
The link says the group starting several of these churches in several cities needs about $800,000 to launch the effort–most of which they have not collected.
There seems to be a growing population of nonbelievers. It seems only reasonable there will be many different ways people will choose to experience their skepticism, and, a “church” may be one.
I hope they will not spend gazillions of dollars on staff and buildings the way religious churches have done.