If you’ve found the Church of the Churchless by reading the Statesman-Journal’s article today about local bloggers (only part of which is posted online), welcome, new visitor.
A note to the churchless: if you think you might be interested in a local face-to-face discussion group about faith, faithlessness, non-religious spirituality, keeping science and religion separate, and similar topics, take a look at my “Plunging deeper into Universism” post.
If you want to join this group, which has been founded under the Universism banner more for convenience than anything else (the Universists are way more organized than I am, and espouse a similar faithless philosophy), you can sign up here. We haven’t met yet, but probably will do so soon.
A note to the churched: if you’re a fundamentalist Christian who saw a mention of the Church of the Churchless and feels the need to save my soul, I appreciate the concern but must respectfully decline any and all offers to get involved with my salvation. If you want to pray for me, that’s fine, but please make it for a Mini Cooper.
For quite a while I’ve been praying for a Mini Cooper S (prayer recently has been updated to a convertible Mini) to God, Allah, Buddha, Krishna, the Tao, and every other deity or cosmic force I have heard about. Since only a Volvo wagon and Toyota Prius continue to reside in our carport, I can only assume either that my message isn’t getting through, or that the being on the receiving end isn’t interested in making my life more joyful and fulfilling.
A note to “God,” whatever your nature might be: if you’d like another fervent convert here on Earth with the capacity to spread word of your majesty, all you have to do is manifest that convertible Mini Cooper S in my driveway in any miraculous or non-miraculous manner you choose, leaving an unmistakable sign/description of your divinity in the passenger seat. I’ll then blog your glory to the world for the rest of my days (when I’m not tooling around in the Mini, at least).