1. Why do you call yourselves a church?
2. When do you meet?
3. What are your beliefs?
The CSC explicitly rejects the supernatural and faith as a "way of knowing".
All CSC members are encouraged to make up their own minds, based on the evidence. There are no beliefs that are required to attend, and nothing must be taken on insufficient evidence. As an organization, we follow our New 10 Commandments, and the Articles of our Constitution. We encourage our members to do the same.
In a broader sense, the CSC Liturgy provides some insight as to what we strive for:
We are the stuff of stars.4. Who can be a member?
We embrace our responsibility as thinking beings
To reduce pain and suffering,
To increase beauty and happiness as best we can.
Guided by reason and evidence, let us make the world
A better, more deeply fulfilling place
Until that day our bodies return to the stars.
There is no official membership at this time. Meetings are family-friendly and open to all. Robust and spirited debate is encouraged (although disruptive people will be asked to leave). All people, regardless of gender, race, age and sexuality, are welcome. Be warned that religion has no privilege here (we will not tolerate religious excuses for homophobia, sexism, or other forms of oppression), and that may be something you are not ready for. Please contact us in advance if you have concerns or questions.