Atheism For Lent

Atheism for Lent is a contemplative practice in which a group of people work through forty reflections over the Lenten period made up of many of the greatest, most perceptive criticisms and critiques of God, religion, and faith.

Lent is a time that is traditionally reserved for a type of psychological purging that leads up to the Crucifixion. In light of this, the Atheism for Lent course seeks to use some of the most potent critiques of Christianity as a type of purifying fire that might help us appreciate and understand Christ’s cry of dereliction on the Cross in a new way. Just as Christ experienced the loss of God on the Cross, so the Atheism for Lent course invites participants into that desert space traditionally called the dark night of the soul.