Joined: May 2005
|One thing I'm going to be doing in the new year is thinking about how the "product" of atheism or secularism doesn't compete as well as religion does, in America and many other parts of the world.|
Actually it probably IS more of a "problem" in an American context, perceived social benefits of church membership are a minor factor in a European context, where many other organisations or groups compete to provide such social benefits.
Britain - Miners Clubs, British Legion, local soccer supporters clubs, Ramblers Associations, Bingo, etc, etc.
France - The French habit of promenading, going for a walk stopping in at a Cafe Tabac for coffee or a glass of wine, is still common, each library has lists of organisations with contact information etc.
"Love is in the air, everywhere I look around,.....Love is in the air, every sight and every sound,......"