Atheists afraid to go into a church?
A friend called me up to ask me if he could use my bass amp(since he's been using a borrowed guitar amp for practice) for a gig and invited me to come. He said it was in a church, which he commented was kinda lame, but the auditorium was recently fitted with acoustics so it would end up being a pretty good venue after all. I asked him who else was coming and he said not many. When he mentioned to his other atheist friends that the show was going to be in a church they refused to go. Well, I just started my tirade right there.
I don't understand what an atheist would have to fear from going to a religious site. I have known other people like this before and, as an atheist myself, I could never understand it. The concert didn't even have anything to do with religion! Churches to me just look like buildings, sometimes really structurally beautiful ones. If I was standing outside the Sistine Chapel, there is no way I would not go in just because of the religious connections with the building.
What do you people think?