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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? 1085 drrayeye 17-Apr-19 20:10
Re: Are we entering into a post atheistic Age? 179 Nolondil 17-Apr-19 21:08
Re: Are we entering into a post atheistic Age? 133 drrayeye 17-Apr-19 21:49
Re: Are we entering into a post atheistic Age? 125 Susan Doris 18-Apr-19 16:30
Where are the practicing atheists in the West 122 drrayeye 18-Apr-19 18:44
Re: Where are the practicing atheists in the West 128 Nolondil 19-Apr-19 00:28
Re: Where are the practicing atheists in the West 126 drrayeye 19-Apr-19 04:23
Re: Where are the practicing atheists in the West 123 Susan Doris 19-Apr-19 05:42
Re: Where are the practicing atheists in the West 119 drrayeye 19-Apr-19 12:28
Re: Where are the practicing atheists in the West 118 Susan Doris 20-Apr-19 04:54
Re: Where are the practicing atheists in the West 114 drrayeye 20-Apr-19 07:59
Re: Where are the practicing atheists in the West 112 Susan Doris 20-Apr-19 13:49
Re: Where are the practicing atheists in the West 107 drrayeye 20-Apr-19 14:17
Re: Where are the practicing atheists in the West 113 Susan Doris 20-Apr-19 16:43
In other words 107 drrayeye 20-Apr-19 17:11
Re: In other words 113 Poster Boy 20-Apr-19 17:42
Re: In other words 106 Eddie Larry 20-Apr-19 18:23
Re: In other words 108 drrayeye 20-Apr-19 18:40
Re: In other words 107 Poster Boy 20-Apr-19 19:39
Re: In other words 108 Itatw70s 20-Apr-19 21:50
Re: In other words 104 drrayeye 20-Apr-19 23:39
Re: In other words 105 Susan Doris 21-Apr-19 06:14
Real atheists 101 drrayeye 27-Apr-19 05:55
Re: Real atheists 98 Susan Doris 27-Apr-19 10:31
Re: Real atheists 91 drrayeye 27-Apr-19 17:05
Re: In other words 109 Susan Doris 21-Apr-19 06:07
Re: In other words 103 drrayeye 21-Apr-19 06:16
Re: In other words 107 Susan Doris 21-Apr-19 06:20
Re: In other words 104 drrayeye 21-Apr-19 06:27
Re: In other words 105 Susan Doris 21-Apr-19 07:43
Re: In other words 110 Susan Doris 21-Apr-19 04:51
Re: In other words 101 drrayeye 21-Apr-19 06:21
Re: In other words 109 Susan Doris 21-Apr-19 07:50
Re: In other words 105 Itatw70s 24-Apr-19 23:41
Re: In other words 101 drrayeye 25-Apr-19 00:33
Re: In other words 100 Susan Doris 25-Apr-19 04:56
Re: In other words 101 Itatw70s 25-Apr-19 22:40
Re: In other words 101 Susan Doris 26-Apr-19 05:28
Re: In other words 102 Itatw70s 26-Apr-19 12:55
Re: In other words 101 Eddie Larry 26-Apr-19 16:19
Re: Are we entering into a post atheistic Age? 141 eyeofhorus33 17-Apr-19 21:48
Re: Are we entering into a post atheistic Age? 121 drrayeye 17-Apr-19 22:00
Re: Are we entering into a post atheistic Age? 129 Itatw70s 18-Apr-19 00:03
Re: Are we entering into a post atheistic Age? 120 drrayeye 18-Apr-19 00:40
Re: Are we entering into a post atheistic Age? 117 Susan Doris 18-Apr-19 16:37
Beyond a response to the topic 117 drrayeye 18-Apr-19 17:04
Atheism was forbidden throughout much of history but it quietly co-existed and outlives the long-dead gods. 120 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. 124 Susan Doris 19-Apr-19 05:50
Lots of evidence for historical, philosophical atheism Ray 107 eyeofhorus33 21-Apr-19 07:41
Re: Lots of evidence for historical, philosophical atheism Ray 110 Susan Doris 21-Apr-19 07:54
Good for you 104 drrayeye 21-Apr-19 11:08
Re: Good for you 101 Susan Doris 21-Apr-19 12:51
Evangelistic atheism 105 drrayeye 21-Apr-19 15:11
Re: Evangelistic atheism 103 Susan Doris 21-Apr-19 17:35
The pagan origins of Easter 108 eyeofhorus33 21-Apr-19 17:44
We're not pagans any more 106 drrayeye 21-Apr-19 19:15
Erm ... 115 eyeofhorus33 21-Apr-19 21:24
Re: Erm ... 103 drrayeye 21-Apr-19 22:17
Re: Erm ... 104 Itatw70s 21-Apr-19 23:09
Spirituality of supposed pagans 113 drrayeye 22-Apr-19 00:01
Re: Spirituality of supposed pagans 108 Itatw70s 22-Apr-19 00:09
Re: Spirituality of supposed pagans 114 Susan Doris 22-Apr-19 07:41
Re: We're not pagans any more 103 Itatw70s 25-Apr-19 00:25
Defining atheism 110 eyeofhorus33 21-Apr-19 17:33
Re: Defining atheism 104 drrayeye 21-Apr-19 19:18
Re: Defining atheism 102 Itatw70s 25-Apr-19 22:52
Why Shdeldrake? 101 drrayeye 26-Apr-19 03:30
Re: Why Shdeldrake? 95 Itatw70s 26-Apr-19 13:52
Re: Why Shdeldrake? 101 drrayeye 26-Apr-19 16:47
Re: Why Shdeldrake? 100 Itatw70s 26-Apr-19 18:29
Re: Why Not Shdeldrake? 99 Itatw70s 27-Apr-19 00:33
Re: Why Not Shdeldrake? 104 drrayeye 27-Apr-19 01:12
Re: Why Not Shdeldrake? 106 Itatw70s 27-Apr-19 18:48
Re: Why Not Shdeldrake? Ray, personal message. 106 Itatw70s 28-Apr-19 00:01
Re: Why Not Shdeldrake? Ray, personal message. 104 drrayeye 28-Apr-19 05:48
Re: Why Not Shdeldrake? Ray, personal message. 99 Itatw70s 28-Apr-19 16:18
Re: Why Not Shdeldrake? Ray, personal message. 100 drrayeye 28-Apr-19 22:27
Re: Why Not Shdeldrake? Ray, personal message. 104 Itatw70s 28-Apr-19 23:48
I'm a dualist 96 drrayeye 29-Apr-19 05:48
Re: I'm a dualist 173 Itatw70s 29-Apr-19 11:50
Re: Are we entering into a post atheistic Age? 111 Poster Boy 20-Apr-19 16:08
Re: Are we entering into a post atheistic Age? 110 Eddie Larry 20-Apr-19 20:39
Re: Are we entering into a post atheistic Age? 105 Itatw70s 20-Apr-19 22:00
Re: Are we entering into a post atheistic Age? 103 Eddie Larry 20-Apr-19 22:06
Re: Are we entering into a post atheistic Age? 106 Itatw70s 20-Apr-19 22:40
The Jesus narrative 111 Poster Boy 21-Apr-19 15:57
Re: The Jesus narrative 106 Eddie Larry 21-Apr-19 16:38
Re: The Jesus narrative 108 Poster Boy 21-Apr-19 19:47
Re: The Jesus narrative 102 Eddie Larry 21-Apr-19 19:56
Re: The Jesus narrative 105 Poster Boy 21-Apr-19 20:38
It isn't unique 118 eyeofhorus33 21-Apr-19 19:16
again 107 drrayeye 21-Apr-19 19:24
Yes and no, Ray 117 eyeofhorus33 21-Apr-19 19:41
Re: Yes and no, Ray 108 Poster Boy 21-Apr-19 19:57
Re: Yes and no, Ray 104 drrayeye 21-Apr-19 21:46
Re: Yes and no, Ray 103 Eddie Larry 22-Apr-19 01:18
Re: It isn't unique 104 Poster Boy 21-Apr-19 19:52
Re: The Jesus narrative 104 Itatw70s 21-Apr-19 20:01
Re: The Jesus narrative 106 Poster Boy 21-Apr-19 20:35
Re: The Jesus narrative 104 Itatw70s 21-Apr-19 21:13
Re: Are we entering into a post atheistic Age? - No 119 Eddie Larry 18-Apr-19 15:03
Read the OP 119 drrayeye 18-Apr-19 15:20
Re: Read the OP 124 Eddie Larry 18-Apr-19 16:18
The evidence and the claim 119 drrayeye 18-Apr-19 16:52
Re: The evidence and the claim 117 Itatw70s 18-Apr-19 23:30
Re: Ethnic distinctions 125 Nolondil 19-Apr-19 00:24
Re: Ethnic distinctions 122 Itatw70s 19-Apr-19 16:36
The blue spheres? 124 grangram 19-Apr-19 10:31
The conversation is different 116 drrayeye 20-Apr-19 23:54
Re: The conversation is different 112 Eddie Larry 21-Apr-19 04:04
In my experience 113 drrayeye 21-Apr-19 06:25
Re: In mhy experience 107 Eddie Larry 21-Apr-19 14:52
Re: In my experience 102 drrayeye 21-Apr-19 15:26
Re: In my experience 99 Eddie Larry 21-Apr-19 16:43
no consternation 106 drrayeye 21-Apr-19 19:30
Re: no consternation 102 Itatw70s 21-Apr-19 22:32
Purpose of this thread 103 drrayeye 21-Apr-19 23:54
Re: Purpose of this thread 109 Susan Doris 22-Apr-19 07:07
Rupert's suggestion 104 drrayeye 22-Apr-19 11:50
Re: Rupert's suggestion 99 Susan Doris 22-Apr-19 14:25
Not quite 104 drrayeye 22-Apr-19 16:04
Re: Not quite 104 Susan Doris 22-Apr-19 18:38
self fulfilling prophecies 103 drrayeye 22-Apr-19 23:34
Re: Purpose of this thread 105 Nolondil 22-Apr-19 18:42
Re: Purpose of this thread 105 drrayeye 22-Apr-19 23:30
Rupert's suggestions 104 Itatw70s 25-Apr-19 23:09
That's not what I asked 96 drrayeye 26-Apr-19 03:25
Re: That's not what I asked 102 Itatw70s 26-Apr-19 14:16
Re: That's not what I asked 97 Susan Doris 26-Apr-19 14:57
Re: That's not what I asked 92 Itatw70s 26-Apr-19 17:01
Real atheists 95 drrayeye 26-Apr-19 22:57
Re: Real atheists 96 Susan Doris 27-Apr-19 05:08
There must be 50 ways 93 drrayeye 27-Apr-19 06:40
Re: There must be 50 ways 94 Susan Doris 27-Apr-19 10:35
Re: That's not what I asked 99 drrayeye 26-Apr-19 16:51
Re: no consternation 110 Eddie Larry 22-Apr-19 23:36
Re: no consternation 102 Susan Doris 23-Apr-19 05:15
Re: no consternation 99 drrayeye 23-Apr-19 12:33
Re: no consternation 103 Susan Doris 23-Apr-19 15:56
My mother 101 drrayeye 23-Apr-19 19:04
Re: My mother 104 Eddie Larry 23-Apr-19 20:33
Re: My mother 101 drrayeye 23-Apr-19 21:10
Re: My mother 102 Eddie Larry 23-Apr-19 21:27
Re: My mother 98 drrayeye 24-Apr-19 05:58
'Objective" to a scientist 100 drrayeye 24-Apr-19 10:34
Re: 'Objective" to a scientist 100 Susan Doris 24-Apr-19 15:51
Was for Eddie 101 drrayeye 24-Apr-19 18:54
Re: Was for Eddie 101 Susan Doris 25-Apr-19 05:10
Re: 'Objective" to a scientist 108 Eddie Larry 24-Apr-19 19:55
Re: 'Objective" to a scientist 103 drrayeye 25-Apr-19 00:14
Re: 'Objective" to a scientist 96 Eddie Larry 25-Apr-19 02:12
Re: 'Objective" to a scientist 103 Susan Doris 25-Apr-19 05:18
Re: 'Objective" to a scientist 102 greengirl5 25-Apr-19 13:33
Re: 'Objective" to a scientist 98 Susan Doris 25-Apr-19 13:48
Re: 'Objective" to a scientist 98 greengirl5 26-Apr-19 06:44
Re: 'Objective" to a scientist 101 Susan Doris 26-Apr-19 07:03
Re: 'Objective" to a scientist 101 greengirl5 26-Apr-19 13:19
Re: 'Objective" to a scientist 98 Susan Doris 26-Apr-19 15:09
Re: 'Objective" to a scientist 101 Poster Boy 26-Apr-19 16:18
Re: 'Objective" to a scientist 94 Susan Doris 26-Apr-19 17:26
Re: 'Objective" to a scientist 107 Poster Boy 26-Apr-19 18:43
Re: 'Objective" to a scientist 102 Susan Doris 26-Apr-19 16:29
Re: 'Objective" to a scientist 99 Poster Boy 26-Apr-19 16:59
Re: 'Objective" to a scientist 101 Susan Doris 27-Apr-19 12:38
Re: 'Objective" to a scientist 96 Poster Boy 27-Apr-19 13:53
Re: 'Objective" to a scientist 88 Eddie Larry 27-Apr-19 14:00
Re: 'Objective" to a scientist 98 Poster Boy 27-Apr-19 14:21
Re: 'Objective" to a scientist 95 Susan Doris 27-Apr-19 16:46
Re: 'Objective" to a scientist 95 Susan Doris 27-Apr-19 17:16
Re: 'Objective" to a scientist 93 Poster Boy 27-Apr-19 19:37
Re: 'Objective" to a scientist 97 Poster Boy 27-Apr-19 18:50
This off topic line of thinking 95 drrayeye 26-Apr-19 17:17
Re: This off topic line of thinking 97 Susan Doris 26-Apr-19 17:50
lack of belief in a god 95 greengirl5 26-Apr-19 22:57
Einstein and God 96 greengirl5 26-Apr-19 22:45
Where did it go? - Re: Einstein and God 93 greengirl5 27-Apr-19 08:54
Re: My mother 101 Susan Doris 24-Apr-19 05:11
Re: My mother 101 Eddie Larry 25-Apr-19 02:18
Defending science on the science board 102 drrayeye 23-Apr-19 06:46
Re: In my experience 106 Susan Doris 21-Apr-19 17:48
Re: In my experience 105 eyeofhorus33 21-Apr-19 18:14
Re: In my experience 110 Itatw70s 21-Apr-19 18:34
No idea what you are talking about 107 eyeofhorus33 21-Apr-19 19:24
Re: No idea what you are talking about 103 Itatw70s 21-Apr-19 19:51
My Christian way 108 drrayeye 21-Apr-19 19:37
Your Christian way 108 eyeofhorus33 21-Apr-19 21:05
Re: Your Christian way 103 Itatw70s 21-Apr-19 21:42
Re: Your Christian way 114 Susan Doris 22-Apr-19 08:50
Re: Your Christian way 96 greengirl5 25-Apr-19 13:30
Re: Your Christian way 96 Susan Doris 25-Apr-19 13:51
Re: Your Christian way 94 greengirl5 25-Apr-19 22:37
An honest answer 116 drrayeye 21-Apr-19 22:44
Re: An honest answer 110 Susan Doris 22-Apr-19 09:10
Easter eggs 105 greengirl5 23-Apr-19 15:20
Re: Easter eggs 110 Eddie Larry 23-Apr-19 15:33
Re: Easter eggs 106 greengirl5 23-Apr-19 22:34
Re: Easter eggs 108 Eddie Larry 23-Apr-19 22:43
In other words ... 124 eyeofhorus33 22-Apr-19 18:53
Maybe 117 drrayeye 22-Apr-19 23:19
Re: Maybe 125 Susan Doris 23-Apr-19 05:03
Re: Maybe 103 drrayeye 25-Apr-19 13:53
Re: Maybe 106 Susan Doris 25-Apr-19 15:05
What this thread has been about 112 drrayeye 25-Apr-19 17:00
Re: What this thread has been about 118 Susan Doris 25-Apr-19 17:22
Yes - ! Re: Are we entering into a post atheistic Age? 133 greengirl5 25-Apr-19 00:17
Re: Are we entering into a post atheistic Age? 121 Susan Doris 26-Apr-19 06:06


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