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It has already happened in Russia. The Soviets introduced an Atheistic communism as a state alternative to religion, abolished monasteries, and closed down churches. Yet here is a music video of a restored worship service--recorded in Russia just within the last few years:

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Evangelistic Russian Christians have found ways to refresh simple American gospel songs:

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I'm attaching a critical analysis that suggests a historical progression that began in the earliest days of Christianity with a denial of Western Christianity,led to Apophatic Theology, and then to the atheism that was institutionalized under the Soviets.

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what interests me in the present chapter is not the eternal question traditionally broached, but the phenomenon of a new type of religious consciousness­ or, more precisely, a religious unconscious ­that is coming into existence in twentieth century Russian culture. The term 'religious unconscious' is applied here specifically to the state of Russian spirituality in the Soviet epoch and in particular to its latest phases when the official atheism is succeeded by various forms of post-atheist mentality.

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We are turning demystification inside out: within the profane, we are discovering the sacred.

Mirca Eliade

In our Western thought, are we following a similar pattern of discussion and analysis into a post atheistic age?

Ray

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Are we entering into a post atheistic Age? 913 drrayeye 17-Apr-19 20:10
Re: Are we entering into a post atheistic Age? 117 Nolondil 17-Apr-19 21:08
Re: Are we entering into a post atheistic Age? 85 drrayeye 17-Apr-19 21:49
Re: Are we entering into a post atheistic Age? 74 Susan Doris 18-Apr-19 16:30
Where are the practicing atheists in the West 73 drrayeye 18-Apr-19 18:44
Re: Where are the practicing atheists in the West 73 Nolondil 19-Apr-19 00:28
Re: Where are the practicing atheists in the West 72 drrayeye 19-Apr-19 04:23
Re: Where are the practicing atheists in the West 71 Susan Doris 19-Apr-19 05:42
Re: Where are the practicing atheists in the West 70 drrayeye 19-Apr-19 12:28
Re: Where are the practicing atheists in the West 66 Susan Doris 20-Apr-19 04:54
Re: Where are the practicing atheists in the West 67 drrayeye 20-Apr-19 07:59
Re: Where are the practicing atheists in the West 61 Susan Doris 20-Apr-19 13:49
Re: Where are the practicing atheists in the West 63 drrayeye 20-Apr-19 14:17
Re: Where are the practicing atheists in the West 60 Susan Doris 20-Apr-19 16:43
In other words 62 drrayeye 20-Apr-19 17:11
Re: In other words 67 Poster Boy 20-Apr-19 17:42
Re: In other words 63 Eddie Larry 20-Apr-19 18:23
Re: In other words 61 drrayeye 20-Apr-19 18:40
Re: In other words 62 Poster Boy 20-Apr-19 19:39
Re: In other words 64 Itatw70s 20-Apr-19 21:50
Re: In other words 60 drrayeye 20-Apr-19 23:39
Re: In other words 59 Susan Doris 21-Apr-19 06:14
Real atheists 55 drrayeye 27-Apr-19 05:55
Re: Real atheists 49 Susan Doris 27-Apr-19 10:31
Re: Real atheists 48 drrayeye 27-Apr-19 17:05
Re: In other words 61 Susan Doris 21-Apr-19 06:07
Re: In other words 58 drrayeye 21-Apr-19 06:16
Re: In other words 61 Susan Doris 21-Apr-19 06:20
Re: In other words 57 drrayeye 21-Apr-19 06:27
Re: In other words 59 Susan Doris 21-Apr-19 07:43
Re: In other words 63 Susan Doris 21-Apr-19 04:51
Re: In other words 54 drrayeye 21-Apr-19 06:21
Re: In other words 62 Susan Doris 21-Apr-19 07:50
Re: In other words 59 Itatw70s 24-Apr-19 23:41
Re: In other words 55 drrayeye 25-Apr-19 00:33
Re: In other words 49 Susan Doris 25-Apr-19 04:56
Re: In other words 53 Itatw70s 25-Apr-19 22:40
Re: In other words 55 Susan Doris 26-Apr-19 05:28
Re: In other words 49 Itatw70s 26-Apr-19 12:55
Re: In other words 49 Eddie Larry 26-Apr-19 16:19
Re: Are we entering into a post atheistic Age? 92 eyeofhorus33 17-Apr-19 21:48
Re: Are we entering into a post atheistic Age? 73 drrayeye 17-Apr-19 22:00
Re: Are we entering into a post atheistic Age? 79 Itatw70s 18-Apr-19 00:03
Re: Are we entering into a post atheistic Age? 74 drrayeye 18-Apr-19 00:40
Re: Are we entering into a post atheistic Age? 71 Susan Doris 18-Apr-19 16:37
Beyond a response to the topic 71 drrayeye 18-Apr-19 17:04
Atheism was forbidden throughout much of history but it quietly co-existed and outlives the long-dead gods. 72 drrayeye 18-Apr-19 17:45
Re: Atheism was forbidden throughout much of history but it quietly co-existed and outlives the long-dead gods. 68 Susan Doris 19-Apr-19 05:50
Lots of evidence for historical, philosophical atheism Ray 61 eyeofhorus33 21-Apr-19 07:41
Re: Lots of evidence for historical, philosophical atheism Ray 62 Susan Doris 21-Apr-19 07:54
Good for you 58 drrayeye 21-Apr-19 11:08
Re: Good for you 55 Susan Doris 21-Apr-19 12:51
Evangelistic atheism 60 drrayeye 21-Apr-19 15:11
Re: Evangelistic atheism 56 Susan Doris 21-Apr-19 17:35
The pagan origins of Easter 61 eyeofhorus33 21-Apr-19 17:44
We're not pagans any more 61 drrayeye 21-Apr-19 19:15
Erm ... 65 eyeofhorus33 21-Apr-19 21:24
Re: Erm ... 59 drrayeye 21-Apr-19 22:17
Re: Erm ... 58 Itatw70s 21-Apr-19 23:09
Spirituality of supposed pagans 66 drrayeye 22-Apr-19 00:01
Re: Spirituality of supposed pagans 62 Itatw70s 22-Apr-19 00:09
Re: Spirituality of supposed pagans 64 Susan Doris 22-Apr-19 07:41
Re: We're not pagans any more 59 Itatw70s 25-Apr-19 00:25
Defining atheism 61 eyeofhorus33 21-Apr-19 17:33
Re: Defining atheism 63 drrayeye 21-Apr-19 19:18
Re: Defining atheism 57 Itatw70s 25-Apr-19 22:52
Why Shdeldrake? 53 drrayeye 26-Apr-19 03:30
Re: Why Shdeldrake? 50 Itatw70s 26-Apr-19 13:52
Re: Why Shdeldrake? 55 drrayeye 26-Apr-19 16:47
Re: Why Shdeldrake? 51 Itatw70s 26-Apr-19 18:29
Re: Why Not Shdeldrake? 52 Itatw70s 27-Apr-19 00:33
Re: Why Not Shdeldrake? 57 drrayeye 27-Apr-19 01:12
Re: Why Not Shdeldrake? 58 Itatw70s 27-Apr-19 18:48
Re: Why Not Shdeldrake? Ray, personal message. 58 Itatw70s 28-Apr-19 00:01
Re: Why Not Shdeldrake? Ray, personal message. 58 drrayeye 28-Apr-19 05:48
Re: Why Not Shdeldrake? Ray, personal message. 56 Itatw70s 28-Apr-19 16:18
Re: Why Not Shdeldrake? Ray, personal message. 56 drrayeye 28-Apr-19 22:27
Re: Why Not Shdeldrake? Ray, personal message. 58 Itatw70s 28-Apr-19 23:48
I'm a dualist 49 drrayeye 29-Apr-19 05:48
Re: I'm a dualist 83 Itatw70s 29-Apr-19 11:50
Re: Are we entering into a post atheistic Age? 68 Poster Boy 20-Apr-19 16:08
Re: Are we entering into a post atheistic Age? 65 Eddie Larry 20-Apr-19 20:39
Re: Are we entering into a post atheistic Age? 59 Itatw70s 20-Apr-19 22:00
Re: Are we entering into a post atheistic Age? 59 Eddie Larry 20-Apr-19 22:06
Re: Are we entering into a post atheistic Age? 61 Itatw70s 20-Apr-19 22:40
The Jesus narrative 65 Poster Boy 21-Apr-19 15:57
Re: The Jesus narrative 62 Eddie Larry 21-Apr-19 16:38
Re: The Jesus narrative 61 Poster Boy 21-Apr-19 19:47
Re: The Jesus narrative 61 Eddie Larry 21-Apr-19 19:56
Re: The Jesus narrative 61 Poster Boy 21-Apr-19 20:38
It isn't unique 69 eyeofhorus33 21-Apr-19 19:16
again 60 drrayeye 21-Apr-19 19:24
Yes and no, Ray 67 eyeofhorus33 21-Apr-19 19:41
Re: Yes and no, Ray 64 Poster Boy 21-Apr-19 19:57
Re: Yes and no, Ray 59 drrayeye 21-Apr-19 21:46
Re: Yes and no, Ray 57 Eddie Larry 22-Apr-19 01:18
Re: It isn't unique 59 Poster Boy 21-Apr-19 19:52
Re: The Jesus narrative 59 Itatw70s 21-Apr-19 20:01
Re: The Jesus narrative 61 Poster Boy 21-Apr-19 20:35
Re: The Jesus narrative 60 Itatw70s 21-Apr-19 21:13
Re: Are we entering into a post atheistic Age? - No 67 Eddie Larry 18-Apr-19 15:03
Read the OP 73 drrayeye 18-Apr-19 15:20
Re: Read the OP 72 Eddie Larry 18-Apr-19 16:18
The evidence and the claim 71 drrayeye 18-Apr-19 16:52
Re: The evidence and the claim 66 Itatw70s 18-Apr-19 23:30
Re: Ethnic distinctions 76 Nolondil 19-Apr-19 00:24
Re: Ethnic distinctions 76 Itatw70s 19-Apr-19 16:36
The blue spheres? 75 grangram 19-Apr-19 10:31
The conversation is different 68 drrayeye 20-Apr-19 23:54
Re: The conversation is different 66 Eddie Larry 21-Apr-19 04:04
In my experience 68 drrayeye 21-Apr-19 06:25
Re: In mhy experience 64 Eddie Larry 21-Apr-19 14:52
Re: In my experience 58 drrayeye 21-Apr-19 15:26
Re: In my experience 54 Eddie Larry 21-Apr-19 16:43
no consternation 63 drrayeye 21-Apr-19 19:30
Re: no consternation 59 Itatw70s 21-Apr-19 22:32
Purpose of this thread 61 drrayeye 21-Apr-19 23:54
Re: Purpose of this thread 60 Susan Doris 22-Apr-19 07:07
Rupert's suggestion 59 drrayeye 22-Apr-19 11:50
Re: Rupert's suggestion 57 Susan Doris 22-Apr-19 14:25
Not quite 58 drrayeye 22-Apr-19 16:04
Re: Not quite 55 Susan Doris 22-Apr-19 18:38
self fulfilling prophecies 56 drrayeye 22-Apr-19 23:34
Re: Purpose of this thread 56 Nolondil 22-Apr-19 18:42
Re: Purpose of this thread 53 drrayeye 22-Apr-19 23:30
Rupert's suggestions 57 Itatw70s 25-Apr-19 23:09
That's not what I asked 49 drrayeye 26-Apr-19 03:25
Re: That's not what I asked 55 Itatw70s 26-Apr-19 14:16
Re: That's not what I asked 53 Susan Doris 26-Apr-19 14:57
Re: That's not what I asked 48 Itatw70s 26-Apr-19 17:01
Real atheists 51 drrayeye 26-Apr-19 22:57
Re: Real atheists 48 Susan Doris 27-Apr-19 05:08
There must be 50 ways 51 drrayeye 27-Apr-19 06:40
Re: There must be 50 ways 51 Susan Doris 27-Apr-19 10:35
Re: That's not what I asked 55 drrayeye 26-Apr-19 16:51
Re: no consternation 63 Eddie Larry 22-Apr-19 23:36
Re: no consternation 57 Susan Doris 23-Apr-19 05:15
Re: no consternation 57 drrayeye 23-Apr-19 12:33
Re: no consternation 55 Susan Doris 23-Apr-19 15:56
My mother 58 drrayeye 23-Apr-19 19:04
Re: My mother 60 Eddie Larry 23-Apr-19 20:33
Re: My mother 58 drrayeye 23-Apr-19 21:10
Re: My mother 57 Eddie Larry 23-Apr-19 21:27
Re: My mother 53 drrayeye 24-Apr-19 05:58
'Objective" to a scientist 54 drrayeye 24-Apr-19 10:34
Re: 'Objective" to a scientist 52 Susan Doris 24-Apr-19 15:51
Was for Eddie 59 drrayeye 24-Apr-19 18:54
Re: Was for Eddie 54 Susan Doris 25-Apr-19 05:10
Re: 'Objective" to a scientist 62 Eddie Larry 24-Apr-19 19:55
Re: 'Objective" to a scientist 56 drrayeye 25-Apr-19 00:14
Re: 'Objective" to a scientist 55 Eddie Larry 25-Apr-19 02:12
Re: 'Objective" to a scientist 57 Susan Doris 25-Apr-19 05:18
Re: 'Objective" to a scientist 56 greengirl5 25-Apr-19 13:33
Re: 'Objective" to a scientist 53 Susan Doris 25-Apr-19 13:48
Re: 'Objective" to a scientist 54 greengirl5 26-Apr-19 06:44
Re: 'Objective" to a scientist 58 Susan Doris 26-Apr-19 07:03
Re: 'Objective" to a scientist 55 greengirl5 26-Apr-19 13:19
Re: 'Objective" to a scientist 57 Susan Doris 26-Apr-19 15:09
Re: 'Objective" to a scientist 57 Poster Boy 26-Apr-19 16:18
Re: 'Objective" to a scientist 49 Susan Doris 26-Apr-19 17:26
Re: 'Objective" to a scientist 56 Poster Boy 26-Apr-19 18:43
Re: 'Objective" to a scientist 57 Susan Doris 26-Apr-19 16:29
Re: 'Objective" to a scientist 54 Poster Boy 26-Apr-19 16:59
Re: 'Objective" to a scientist 54 Susan Doris 27-Apr-19 12:38
Re: 'Objective" to a scientist 53 Poster Boy 27-Apr-19 13:53
Re: 'Objective" to a scientist 45 Eddie Larry 27-Apr-19 14:00
Re: 'Objective" to a scientist 53 Poster Boy 27-Apr-19 14:21
Re: 'Objective" to a scientist 52 Susan Doris 27-Apr-19 16:46
Re: 'Objective" to a scientist 50 Susan Doris 27-Apr-19 17:16
Re: 'Objective" to a scientist 53 Poster Boy 27-Apr-19 19:37
Re: 'Objective" to a scientist 53 Poster Boy 27-Apr-19 18:50
This off topic line of thinking 49 drrayeye 26-Apr-19 17:17
Re: This off topic line of thinking 54 Susan Doris 26-Apr-19 17:50
lack of belief in a god 49 greengirl5 26-Apr-19 22:57
Einstein and God 54 greengirl5 26-Apr-19 22:45
Where did it go? - Re: Einstein and God 51 greengirl5 27-Apr-19 08:54
Re: My mother 58 Susan Doris 24-Apr-19 05:11
Re: My mother 54 Eddie Larry 25-Apr-19 02:18
Defending science on the science board 61 drrayeye 23-Apr-19 06:46
Re: In my experience 63 Susan Doris 21-Apr-19 17:48
Re: In my experience 64 eyeofhorus33 21-Apr-19 18:14
Re: In my experience 64 Itatw70s 21-Apr-19 18:34
No idea what you are talking about 60 eyeofhorus33 21-Apr-19 19:24
Re: No idea what you are talking about 61 Itatw70s 21-Apr-19 19:51
My Christian way 63 drrayeye 21-Apr-19 19:37
Your Christian way 65 eyeofhorus33 21-Apr-19 21:05
Re: Your Christian way 61 Itatw70s 21-Apr-19 21:42
Re: Your Christian way 68 Susan Doris 22-Apr-19 08:50
Re: Your Christian way 52 greengirl5 25-Apr-19 13:30
Re: Your Christian way 54 Susan Doris 25-Apr-19 13:51
Re: Your Christian way 53 greengirl5 25-Apr-19 22:37
An honest answer 73 drrayeye 21-Apr-19 22:44
Re: An honest answer 69 Susan Doris 22-Apr-19 09:10
Easter eggs 59 greengirl5 23-Apr-19 15:20
Re: Easter eggs 63 Eddie Larry 23-Apr-19 15:33
Re: Easter eggs 61 greengirl5 23-Apr-19 22:34
Re: Easter eggs 59 Eddie Larry 23-Apr-19 22:43
In other words ... 74 eyeofhorus33 22-Apr-19 18:53
Maybe 77 drrayeye 22-Apr-19 23:19
Re: Maybe 77 Susan Doris 23-Apr-19 05:03
Re: Maybe 60 drrayeye 25-Apr-19 13:53
Re: Maybe 62 Susan Doris 25-Apr-19 15:05
What this thread has been about 69 drrayeye 25-Apr-19 17:00
Re: What this thread has been about 76 Susan Doris 25-Apr-19 17:22
Yes - ! Re: Are we entering into a post atheistic Age? 92 greengirl5 25-Apr-19 00:17
Re: Are we entering into a post atheistic Age? 79 Susan Doris 26-Apr-19 06:06


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