Sunday Assembly atheist church comes to Australia

From Hendrik,
I have given you a lot of information further down about the Sunday Assembly atheist church so have a read and I will not comment about the Article because we live in our part of the world where we enjoy Freedom of thought and we can be part of organisations that suit us in the same way people join the Sunday Assembly and in the same way as we Christians are in all Churches around the world and we serve God, Jesus Christ and we follow as a Charter our Christian Bible.

The Bible translation I like is the American Revised Version and there are dozens of other Bible Translation which are faithful to the original manuscripts with minor variations. but our core belief is God, Jesus, Jesus died on the Cross of Calvary for our sin and we confront Jesus in our lives, confess our sins and we live according to Jesus teaching. And Jesus takes us home to live with him.
More about what I stand for go to
www.youmustrepent.com
Also
www.revelationyoucanunderstand.com
My personal site is
Hendrik’s Personal Web Site

I suppose if I wanted to make a statement it would be that for a person to simply say that all that is about life is what we have and we live 20, 40, 50, 60, 70, 80, 90, 100 years then we are gone gives us nothing because our time is so short. In 1350 AD  about there were  about 370 million. Jesus time 30 AD about  50   million maybe hey, and today 2000 AD  over 7 billion.

A lot of people have been born and billions have died and with Jesus we discover that when we die we in fact live on and even in Ecclesiastes  1000 BC Solomon states in the Bible the Sum total about life is the obey God because when we die we give an account to God. So the fact that we all give an account to God after we die Solomon in 1000BC that is 3000 years ago tries to motivate us to do what God wants. And what does God want us to do. The greatest important instruction is to love our neighbours as we love ourselves and for that reason we should act accordingly.

If you like when you think about life using common sense, you can say:
1/  We are nothing more then animals we are born, we live, die and we are gone. But it is better to do good while you are on the earth.

2/ Unfortunately we know the world today and yesterday absolutely terrible actions are done against people look at the link in Home . Pure, peaceable, gentle is how God acts, but men do despicable things to each other.
If the Sunday Assembly is correct and there is no final Judge it means Countries, Governments and people get away with destroying billions of people’s lives. This one point should lead us to thinking about people who are unfairly treated and we see it today.

So to say that all that is about life is we are born, live, die and are gone means really, life is absolutely unjust. The powerful survive and the weak are squashed treated like ants.

So the world is an unfortunate place to live because most people on the earth are oppressed and the bullies simply come and go, they might hurt people but if powerful enough they get away  with what they do.

This world we have discussed above is not the real world. Governments, Leaders, People do decide there is no overseer  over the earth.

But
The real world is revealed in the Christian Bible we have in our homes.
The real world is what God has shown us.
God, Jesus has  shown us what is happening now and in the future.
Jesus has given people  optimism, hope and better life.
The Kingdom of  God is full of the poor people on the earth.
People that are sad, mourn, they will laugh .
People who want to see the right things done to each other, will see it happen. A land where the right thing, justice is the norm.
People who show mercy to others will themselves receive mercy.
Those who stay away from filth, impure will see God.

What I have mentioned here is only the beginning of the wonderful God, Jesus has promised to people.
Jesus said, while on the earth, I am preparing a place for you to live. If it was not so I would tell you.

So think about life. Our life is short. Our life can be good on the earth but most people have trials and problems. No matter what our lot Jesus, God will look after you here on the earth and will take us home when we die.
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I should make one other point about whether God exists or not.
The Paradigm is that the world came into existence be chance. That is it happened by itself.
Think about this, as we see and learn more about the Universe, Solar Systems, Stars, Planets and as we see the more powerful our telescopes we see the Universe is larger and larger full of planets, stars, solar systems and billions of years light away and all this is happening in a order we call natural laws of the universe where everything  happens correctly, and asteroids, planets, suns travel on a predestined course.

As we see that even our earth for thousands of years the earth travels around the sun the same and seasons always come and go. The revolving earth stays the same. The moon behaves the same  so people can make predictions such as this asteroid  that we saw today will be back in 70 years.

What are the chances that the Universe came into being by chance?
The odds do not exist, because the world cannot have come into existence by chance because the only reason all things are happening correctly is God keeps the universe in place, by God’s will.

So the reality that God exists is in our very face when we look at the universe and as we learn more we should realise there must have been a God.
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Well I have made a Comment and I have put the Articles below.
Freedom of thought is our right, yours and mine.

So you either listen to me about God, Jesus
or
You decide there is no God. Hendrik you are an idiot.

Either way. That is life.

Enjoy your read.
Next time
Hendrik
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Source
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-11-09/church-for-atheists-comes-to-australia/5080996

By Caroline Winter

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Updated Sat 9 Nov 2013, 8:20pm AEDT

It is a church without religion, a congregation that celebrates life rather than any god.

Sunday Assembly, or church for atheists, is a gathering of the godless and is on its way to Australia. It aims to celebrate and inspire. It also serves tea and cake.

“The Sunday Assembly has been called the atheist church, but we prefer to think of it as all the best bits of church but with no religion and awesome songs,” British comedian Sanderson Jones said.

“Our motto is “live better, help often and wonder more”, and our mission is to help everyone live this one life as fully as possible.”

Mr Jones and fellow comedian Pippa Evans created and held their first Sunday Assembly in London in January.

Since then, the movement has gone viral.

 

“I am at the moment doing this phone call from Nashville, Tennessee, and we are launching a Sunday Assembly in the buckle of the Bible Belt,” Mr Jones said.

“People have heard about what we’re doing and now there are these godless congregations which are being launched all over the world.”

Organisers are on a world tour, establishing assemblies across the US, UK, Europe and Australia.

Melbourne has already hosted five Sunday Assemblies. Perth, Adelaide, Sydney, Brisbane and Canberra are next.

Assembly ‘meeting a need’ and not anti-religion: organisers

“Because it is a godless congregation, we don’t have a doctrine to rely on so we take reference from everything in the world,” Kathryn Murray, the Assembly’s Melbourne convenor, said.

“From the arts, from nature, from everything that we can get our hands on.”

A typical service includes inspirational talks, readings and sing-alongs and always finishes with tea and cake.

Ms Murray says they have been getting about 100 people at each assembly.

“The rate at which it’s growing I think shows that it’s meeting a need,” she said.

“Especially within atheism, I think there’s a bit of a stigma that’s gotten attached to it that you have to be angry and outraged and anti-religion to be an atheist and it’s just not true.

“There are heaps of people who don’t believe and just want to be good people and part of a community.”

The Sunday Assembly roadshow arrives in Australia

This is their Charter taken from
http://sundayassembly.com/sunday-assembly-melbourne-goals-29th-september/

Public Charter for the Sunday Assembly

Over the next few weeks we’re going to share with you the documents that make up the basis of Sunday Assembly Everywhere. The three most important ones are the Public Charter of the Sunday Assembly, this explains who we are and what we’re doing, the Road Map for new Assemblies, that shows the path from wanting an Assembly to starting your own, and the Accreditation Model, that allows us to let other people start their own, while ensuring we can step in if an Assembly starts sacrificing children or somesuch.

The easiest document for us is the charter, which you can see below. This explains who we are, and what we’re trying to do. We’ll give it to all assemblies as a nice poster that can go on the wall, or something like that, that way everyone who joins the Sunday Assembly will be clear about our values, motto and mission.

While we’ve had some difficulties finding the best way to go ahead with accreditation, the public charter has been easy, because we are very confident about why we’re doing this (it’s the how that the tricky bit!).

Read on for….

The Sunday Assembly Public Charter

The Sunday Assembly is a godless congregation that celebrate life. Our motto: live better, help often, wonder more. Our mission: to help everyone find and fulfill their full potential. Our vision: a godless congregation in every town, city and village that wants one.

We are here for everyone who wants to:

  • Live Better. We aim to provide inspiring, thought-provoking and practical ideas that help people to live the lives they want to lead and be the people they want to be

  • Help Often. Assemblies are communities of action building lives of purpose, encouraging us all to help anyone who needs it to support each other

  • Wonder More. Hearing talks, singing as one, listening to readings and even playing games helps us to connect with each other and the awesome world we live in.

The Sunday Assembly

  1. Is 100% celebration of life. We are born from nothing and go to nothing. Let’s enjoy it together.

  2. Has no doctrine. We have no set texts so we can make use of wisdom from all sources.

  3. Has no deity. We don’t do supernatural but we also won’t tell you you’re wrong if you do.

  4. Is radically inclusive. Everyone is welcome, regardless of their beliefs – this is a place of love that is open and accepting.

  5. Is free to attend, not-for-profit and volunteer run. We ask for donations to cover our costs and support our community work.

  6. Has a community mission. Through our Action Heroes (you!), we will be a force for good.

  7. Is independent. We do not accept sponsorship or promote outside businesses, organisations or services

  8. Is here to stay. With your involvement, The Sunday Assembly will make the world a better place

  9. We won’t won’t tell you how to live, but will try to help you do it as well as you can

  10. And remember point 1… The Sunday Assembly is a celebration of the one life we know we have

What should you expect from a Sunday Assembly event?

Just by being with us you should be energised, vitalised, restored, repaired, refreshed and recharged. No matter what the subject of the Assembly, it will solace worries, provoke kindness and inject a touch of transcendence into the everyday.

But life can be tough… It is. Sometimes bad things happen to good people, we have moments of weakness or life just isn’t fair. We want The Sunday Assembly to be a house of love and compassion, where, no matter what your situation, you are welcomed, accepted and loved.

Most of all, have fun, be nice and join in.

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That’s it guys. Do you like it? I hope you do, because we love it.

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Source  http://sundayassembly.com/melbourne/

Sunday Assembly, Melbourne: ‘Goals’, 29th September

Posted by on Sep 13, 2013 in Events, Melbourne | No Comments

We have a new home that needs warming, so come join us in Albert Park this month for a service about GOALS! No, not footy goals, but the kind that can help us achieve great things in everyday life, or steer us through hard times. Our guest speaker will be the amazing Abdi Aden from […]

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Sunday Assembly, Melbourne: ‘Goals’, 29th September

Posted by on Sep 13, 2013 in Events, Melbourne | No Comments

We have a new home that needs warming, so come join us in Albert Park this month for a service about GOALS!

No, not footy goals, but the kind that can help us achieve great things in everyday life, or steer us through hard times.

Our guest speaker will be the amazing Abdi Aden from the SBS series Go Back to Where You Came From. Abdi is a youth worker, community man, and a wonderfully human being. You can learn more about Abdi here: http://www.sbs.com.au/goback/about/talent/12/abdi-aden

The service will be hosted by the devine Catherine Deveny, and there will be live music, singing, tea, laughter and cake. Plus it’s all FREE!

Like to bake? Then we like you! We would love you to bring along a dish to share at the service.

Doors open 10:30am, service starts at 11.

You can find out more via our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/SundayAssemblyMelbourne) on Twitter (@SAEMelb) or via Meetup (http://www.meetup.com/SundayAssemblyMelbourne/).

Where: Mary Kehoe Community Centre, 224 Danks St, Albert Park 3206
When: Doors open 10:30am, service starts at 11.
Who: All welcome, family friendly
Cost: Zip, zilch, notta, nothing, free!

Next time
Cheers
Hendrik

Below is from Youtube

SUNDAY ASSEMBLY IS A GLOBAL MOVEMENT FOR
WONDER AND GOOD.

The Sunday Assembly is a godless congregation that celebrates life. We’ve been called the ‘atheist church’ but it’s really all the best bits of church, but with no religion, and super pop tunes.

Our motto: live better, help often and wonder more.
Our mission: to help everyone live this one life as fully as possible.
Our vision: a Sunday Assembly in every town, city and village that wants one.

We (Sanderson and Pippa) started it in London in January 2013 and there’ll be 35 across the world by the end of the year. It turns outs there are thousands of people out there who want to live better, help often and wonder more.

We’re at the limits of what two people can do, and there are hundreds more folk who write to us wanting to start their own. We need your help to build a free toolkit that will allow people to quickly, efficiently and spectacularly launch Sunday Assemblies across the world.

At its heart, is a powerful and easy to use digital platform to connect organizers and communities across the world. On top of that, we’ll provide specially commissioned marketing materials, comprehensive documentation, web support, and a network of people helping.

This will allow us to help thousands of communities, and millions of people, live this one life as fully as possible. Guys, this is BIG.

What We Need & What You Get

We were told we should ask for £100 000 so that when we passed it we could get all excited, but why beat around the bush? We are trying to help millions of people live life as fully as possible. Suddenly £500 000 seems slightly unambitious.
The reason we’re asking you to donate money is that we want as many people as possible can start having as much fun as we’re having, as quickly as possible. A scalable (that means lots of people can use it quickly and efficiently) platform will let us do it, and in return for supporting us:

 

  • You will get a Sunday Assembly in your town: whether you’re an organiser or just want to attend, this is the fastest way to get there.
  • You will have a website that quickly and easily helps you find other like minded people in your area, and take you through from genesis (not like that) to a spectacular launch.
  • You will be part of a global movement that creates life giving communities for everyone in the world that believes in good, and thinks that good is great.

Why We Need the Money

Well here’s what it is going on

  • £240 000 will be spent on hiring a three person development team over two years. £60 000 (over two years) will go to Sanderson (working full time) and Pippa (working part time) to create the documentation, provide support to new congregations and build The Sunday Assembly as sturdily as possible.  But that doesn’t make £500k! I know. The rest goes on making awesome rewards (20%), Indiegogo fees (4%-9%) and tax (10%).

Perks & Rewards

To say thank you for your donations we have put together some cracker jack rewards. Sit back and enjoy the ride:

£1 or more: Thanks!

We always try to develop an attitude of gratitude at The Sunday Assembly, and you being generous helps us do just that. You will be able to use the The Sunday Assembly toolkit and we’re chucking in some digital downloads of Sunday Assembly Posters and Backgrounds.

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£15 – Sunday Assembly Mug

 

 

We love drinking tea and coffee with nice people we don’t yet know, so we had to offer a mug. Get a mug, get a friend.

Choose from any of the designs on offer.

 

 

 

The packaging is separate on this one, because it kills us (they’re heavy and bulky).

 

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£20 – The Founder’s Pyramid – Poster

 

 

A poster of the name of every single person who contributed to the Sunday Assembly crowdfunding campaign in an awesome pyramid. Knowing us, we’ll probably find a REALLY amazing artist to do it, I reckon (hey, REALLY amazing artist, want to make our poster?).

 

 

 

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£25 – The Tea Towel

 

You can’t have a tea mugs without having a tea towel. Dry your mugs in style with this Sunday Assembly Tea Towel in a range of designs by Georgina Hardinge. See the gallery for designs. (Hint: They’re the same designs as the t-shirts)

 

 

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£35 – Limited Edition Exclusive Georgia Hardinge T-Shirt

 

This t-shirt comes in a range of funky and inspiring designs, each one representing the Sunday Assembly’s uplifting and inspirational message.
See the Gallery at the top of the page for the awesome designs!

 

 

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£70 –Three Miracles You Can Hold in Your Hand: Earth, Water, Air

 

At the Sunday Assembly we think that merely being an alive human is miraculous. Life is what makes your matter matter. And, you’re an alive human. What? That’s the best. To celebrate this outrageous good fortune we’ve made three lovely collectables containing earth, air and water – just three of the things that make the everyday miracle of life possible.

Pictured: prototype of said collectable.

 

 

 

 

Air

This canister is bursting with the goodness that is our atmosphere. Yum. Yum. Yum. Delicious, air. It is very light but just heavy enough not to drift off into space. It reflects lights and gives us the blue of our sky (also the grey so don’t give it too much credit).

The air is mainly a mixture of nitrogen and Oxygen. There is also carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, but that is totally fine and doesn’t cause ANY problem, right? (The last sentence is sponsored by shadowy billionaires spending millions to promote climate “debate”). Argon is involved too. Argon is called a noble gas because it doesn’t react with other elements. “Noble? Arrogant, more like. ‘Oh, I’m too good to mix with other elements’. Snobby Argon!” – is what you’re probably thinking. But he is just an introvert.

The air puts pressure on your skin and keeps you from bursting like a balloon. It is always there. Unless you are an astronaut, then sometimes it is not there. And that is when you might be glad you got this can of Just Good Air.

Water

Inside this jar is the key to life. Your life. All life. Because this jar contains a sweet ass ride with 40 inch rims and fully sick soundsystem. No. Of course it doesn’t, silly. It is too small. Also, the real key to life is water! Water is ace. It comes out of the ground, falls from the sky and who knows where it goes on holiday?

Water, H20 to scientists, and H2-oh-no-she-didn’t to her friends, is the ultimate recycled product – evaporating and condensing millions of times a millennia, purifying itself every time. Your body is 70% water (or old dinosaur wee, depending on how you look at it), and without constantly replenishing it you’d never have to go to the loo, or breathe.

The wet stuff covers 2/3 of earth’s surface yet is only 0.002% of total earth’s mass. Go water! You are really working it.

Earth

Inside this jar is the crumbly, craggy stuff of earthly life. Earth. Soil. Mud. Dirt. Foot squelch. Whatever you want to call it, that brown stuff wot things grow out of is amazing.  Without any earth there’d be no plants. Without any plants there’d be no you. Phew. That was close. But, luckily, there are, and you is.

It can be chalky, peaty, cheeky (our favourite variety) and is a source of wonderment. It is made from millions of dead things – decomposed and reborn over millions of year. Particles of everything from Shakespeare to wooly mammoths to huge fiery comets, which means your food is grown in millennia of history, eras of geology and eons astrological.

Earth also sucks up rainwater and lets it go a bit later, which helps prevent floods and drought and also cleans water as it percolates through. Like a fancy coffee machine. Soil also looks a bit like coffee too. Don’t make this mistake one groggy morning. Yuck. Especially as so many organisms live in soil. You could accidentally ingest an entire micro-organism village. And that wouldn’t be good for moral, would it?

 

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£70 –T-shirt, Tea Towel and Tea Mug

 

 

 

Well done, you’ve got all of the tees. Look good while having tea, and drying up your mug for another cup of tea. Keep all these goodies yourself, or give them to others.

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£100 – Happy Holidays Gift Pack – Two T-shirts, Tea towel, Mug and Poster

 

 

Give it away, give it away, give it away now! Or at Christmas. Or at another holiday. Or just reward yourself with loads of cool swag.

 

 

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£200 – Let’s Play Nicely Together – Limited Edition Andrew Rae Art Print

 

The Sunday Assembly is the best bits of religion and the best bits science and the best bits of people all working together. Neatly summarised in this awesome picture of Gandhi and Darwin playing swingball.

This is an exclusive print for this crowdfunding campaign. It will be the only time you can get it, and when you do it will be silkscreened to the highest spec poss

 

 

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£250 – Ten T-Shirt Triumph

 

Do you celebrate Christmas? Or Hanukkah? Or Kwanze? Or maybe, all three, you crazy African-American Jewish Christian Atheist? Either way, you’ll need presents! Get 10 t-shirts and give them to people. They will be impressed by the thought and care you’ve put into realising that they all want t-shirts!

 

 

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£300 – Limited Edition Andrew Rae Print – SIGNED

 

The Andrew Rae Print above, but signed by Sanderson and Pippa. Maybe also with kisses.

 

 

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£4 000 – Sanderson Jones’ Comedy Sale

 

Since 2010 Sanderson Jones has been performing his critically acclaimed stand up show Comedy Sale from the Edinburgh Fringe to the Sydney Opera House. The show where he researches the audience, and incorporates their online lives into the performance. Already popular with corporate clients across the UK, Sanderson will perform at your Event (UK Only (ex-UK with travel)).

 

 

 

 

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£10 000 – A Sunday Assembly in your town

 

You have more money than time, and can’t get round to organizing a Sunday Assembly in your town. Don’t worry, give £10 000 and we’ll do all the work for you and make sure you have a Sunday Assembly by June 2014, when we start our next round of launches.

 

 

 

 

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£30 000 – A Sunday Assembly in your Country

 

 

 

We’re only operating in English speaking countries at the moment because we are English and don’t speak many languages.

However, if you donate £30k we will open up in your country and your language.

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£100 000 – A Sunday Assembly in CHINA

 

 

1.3 billion people, little religion, no Sunday Assembly. Are we thinking big here, or what? If you give us a 100k we will bring godless congregations to the land where the future is being built.

Come on, if there’s one thing we know about the Chinese government they love movements that encourage individuals to change their communities through independent action!!!!

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£500 000 – I’ll take 1 Global Movement please!

If you’ve got £500 000 in your back pocket, you’ll know you can buy A LOT of things with that money. BUT, this will probably be the only time you’ll be able to buy* a global movement with it.

In return, you get our unending gratitude, and anything we can print a Sunday Assembly logo onto. How about livery for your staff? Or Sunday Assembly private jet seat covers? Yes. You can have that.

*by “buy”, we mean “fund” obvs.

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Delivery

Anything ordered before December 5th will be delivered in time for Christmas. Except setting up Sunday Assemblies in other countries. That takes time.

The Impact

Feel free to explain more about your campaign and let people know how the difference their contribution will make:

  • Whether you want to start an Assembly, go to an Assembly or just want to support people who don’t believe in God, but do believe in good, then this project is for you.
  • We have a congregation of 300 in London already, there are Assemblies in Bristol, Brighton, Melbourne and New York, and by the end of the year there’ll be 35. Imagine what we could do with some funding.
  • Since starting this in January Sanderson Jones has worked full-time on this (without pay), while Pippa has worked every spare moment (also without pay), we just want to help as many people as we can, live this one live as fully as possible. Please join our mission.
  • Have a good read and living in free Societies you do what ever you like.
  • So you decide to run with the Sunday Assembly. Great, I wish you every happiness.
  • Maybe you want to dig in a bit more information about what life is about. Great, I wish you every happiness
  • I Hendrik runs as a servant of the living God. Many, many people say there is simply no God at all. And as Sunday Assembly states You come into the world with nothing and you go to nothing in the end.
  • Fortunately, when the Sunday Assembly states when you die you go to nothing is incorrect because when you die you go to the living God and you will give an account to the God who created the world.
  • I accept you do not accept what I am saying. That is fine. I wish you every happiness in the future.

Next time
Hendrik.
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