Posted on: 23 January 2015
At some point in their lives, everyone feels the need for community. Whether they are willing to admit it or not, everyone needs to belong somewhere, to be accepted, to have a chance to be part of something bigger than themselves. One the other hand, not everyone believes in religion, which can make it difficult to find an organization to belong to. That's where non-religious communities come into play. There are several different non-religious community organizations that cater to the needs of those that need to belong to something but don't want religion in their lives. And here's what they have to offer:
- Friendship: The most important part of belonging to a community is friendship, or comradery. It's a chance to meet people and make lasting friendships, therefore fulfilling the need for other people in your life. Whether you're looking for friendship, romance, or any other type of relationship, this is a good place to meet other people who have some of the same goals and beliefs.
- Service: Finding ways to serve in your community can be difficult to do without an organization to help put things together. With non-religious communities, you can be a part of something bigger than yourself. You can help organize service projects, find those in your community who need your help, and make a difference in the lives of others.
- Support: Without the help of a community, where would you go if you were in trouble? A lot of people don't have family that they can depend on, that they can call when they're in need of help. A non religious community can be the support system that you've always needed. They provide a group of people that you can call when you have nowhere else to turn, whether it's because you're stuck on the side of the road with a broken down car or if you're in financial trouble and need assistance. Everyone is there to help everyone else out.
- Knowledge: Another great thing about belonging to a community is that you have the knowledge of a group to benefit everyone. If one of the members of the community has a problem, chances are someone else has gone through the same thing and can offer their knowledge on the subject, whether it's how to change a tire or help with your kid's math homework. Chances are someone has been there and can offer what they learned.
Even if you don't feel the need for religion in your life, you still need community. You still need friendship and a support group. This is where non-religious communities come in to provide friendship, service opportunities, support, and knowledge.Share