AI: An Atheist Church?
Dutch reverend Klaas Hendrikse has taken a more modern approach to religion. Much to the consternation of Christians in more conservative areas of the Netherlands, he has decided to teach the bible as a book of allegorical fiction, that our life here is all we have, and he has removed much of the divinity from Christianity—even going as far as conceding that Jesus may not have existed at all. He even takes a more Carl Sagan approach to the question of God. What seems more surprising than him doing it at all is that his congregation is mostly in agreement. An attempt was made to have him dismissed, but enough prominent members came to his defense.
Is this the future of Christianity? For all its faults, one has to admit that is has adapted (clumsily, slowly) to the times. What will the stained glass windows look like?
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