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What do you do as an atheist when you’re forced to go to a church service or religious place… and you don’t feel like starting a theological argument?

This guy has the right idea:


Treat it like an experiment. Try to understand why people believe this nonsense, what they’re like in group settings, what makes the group tick, etc. You’ll come away feeling powerful for having broken free of that spell.

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Hemant Mehta is the founder of, a YouTube creator, podcast co-host, and author of multiple books about atheism. He can be reached at @HemantMehta.