Essay: Atheist wedding dances
Why Christians and Jews are still more fun than atheists!
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Christian wedding dances
"Among the popular Christian wedding dances are the pantomina from the Bicol regions where friends and relatives of the newlyweds throw coins at them". - A Handbook of Phillipine Folklore by Mellie Leandicho Lopez, 2006, page 237
"The Christian wedding dances and songs were therefore new-made, and the wedding cake, so conspicuous at the weddings of white missionaries and settlers were seized upon as the focus of the dance." - The Interpretation of Ritual: Essays in Honour of A.I. Richards, By Jean Sybil La Fontaine, page 194
"In fact, ukureka, as Zulu speakers came to name the new urban dance style, in time became an umbrella term for Christian wedding dances in general." - Music, Modernity, and the Global Imagination: South Africa and the West By Veit Erlmann, page 203
Jewish wedding dances
Atheist wedding dance quiz
Atheism and marriage
See also: Atheism and marriage
Christian apologist Michael Caputo wrote:
|“||Recently the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life has published its mammoth study on Religion in America based on 35,000 interviews... According to the Pew Forum a whopping 37% of atheists never marry as opposed to 19% of the American population, 17% of Protestants and 17% of Catholics.||”|
Atheism and dance
See also: Atheism and dance
Many religions and cultures have religious dances that people take part in. For example, Wikipedia, a wiki founded by an atheist and an agnostic, has an article entitled "List of Christian dance, electronic, and techno artists". Wikipedia has no articles which focus on atheist dance.
In addition, dance is deeply a part of African life. According to the book African Dance, "Dance is the soul of Africa". Africa has one of the lowest rates of atheism and nones in the world. See also: Western atheism and race
Andrew Brown wrote in The Guardian in an article entitled You can't dance to atheism :
|“|| ...a religion is a philosophy that makes you dance. It pleased me because the book itself can be read as a history of how philosophy grew from dance...
There aren't any overwhelming and inspiring collective atheist rituals...
If I'm right, then liberal, individualistic atheism is impossible as an organising principle of society because any doctrine that actually works to hold society together is indistinguishable from a religion. It needs its rituals.
Why Jews are still more fun than militant atheists
|Transliteration||Hebrew text||English translation|
|Hava nagila ve-nismeḥa||
הבה נגילה ונשמחה
|Let's rejoice and be happy|
|Hava neranenah ve-nismeḥa||
הבה נרננה ונשמחה
|Let's sing and be happy|
|Uru, uru aḥim!||
!עורו, עורו אחים
|Awake, awake, my brothers!|
|Uru aḥim be-lev sameaḥ||
עורו אחים בלב שמח
|Awake my brothers with a happy heart|
|(repeat line four times)|
|Uru aḥim, uru aḥim!||
!עורו אחים, עורו אחים
|Awake, my brothers, awake, my brothers!|
|With a happy heart|
(Hava Nagila article from Wikipedia, a website founded by an atheist and an agnostic.)
Atheist militaries and goose stepping
- Penn Jillette's walrus slide vs. thin Indian Christian lady dancers
- Comedy and satires concerning atheism and evolution (large collection of comedy/satire concerning atheism and evolution)
- 1 Google results for the term "Atheist wedding dances"
- 2 Christian wedding dances
- 3 Jewish wedding dances
- 4 Atheist wedding dance quiz
- 5 Atheism and marriage
- 6 Atheism and dance
- 7 Why Jews are still more fun than militant atheists
- 8 See also
- 9 Notes
- Jewish Wedding
- List of Christian dance, electronic, and techno artists - Wikipedia
- Kariamu Welsh; Elizabeth A. Hanley; Jacques D'Amboise (1 January 2010). African Dance, page 7, Infobase Publishing. ISBN 978-1-60413-477-3
- Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life. "The Global Religious Landscape". Retrieved December 18, 2012.
- You can't dance to atheism by Andrew Brown
- Hava Nagila - Wikipedia