What an atheist learned from working with Zoroastrians

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An interfaith meal packing and dialogue event at the Humanist Community at Harvard.

An interfaith meal packing and dialogue event at the Humanist Community at Harvard. Photo courtesy of HCH.

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What can atheists learn from working with faith communities? Humanist Zach Cole reflects on what he learned from Zoroastrians, and why atheists should partner with religious communities for service to humanity.

  • joe

    Zack, dude, how can you have a bachelor degree in religious studies, but never heard of Zoroastrianism before? lol 😉

  • Larry

    What? He never heard of Freddie Mercury?

  • It was wonderful to hear how the different religious perspectives cooperated to serve others. And, there is, I believe, something additionally wonderful and subtle. In that cooperation , in that coming to together, a unit was formed, and isn’t it the mandate of so many “religions” to form and proclaim the unity every thing? Seen from this perspective, are not the actions of the Humanist Hub “religious” in a profound sense of that word?

  • Philomer

    Hah! I thought atheists were always saying they were not communists. But:

    “I’m Jade and I am an atheist and I serve because I believe that following the maxim ‘from each according to his ability to each according to his need’ leads to a more just society.”

  • Larry

    Deuteronomy 24:14: “You shall not oppress a hired servant who is poor and needy, whether he is one of your brothers or one of the sojourners who are in your land within your towns. You shall give him his wages on the same day, before the sun sets (for he is poor and counts on it), lest he cry against you to the Lord, and you be guilty of sin.”

    It looks like God is a pinko also 🙂