durhambiker wrote:Sweep wrote:Yes I know there is another thread but that to me seems a tad box ticking.
Am more interested in details of intereresting/nice (OK - terrible word I know but it's what I mean) churches, without I stress getting into too learned architectural details where I must admit I tend to switch off.
I am a confirmed - virulent at times - atheist but do like stopping off at them on my bike wanderings for various things.
@ Nice atmosphere.
@ Bits of local history
@ Interesting tombs and gravestones.
@ Nice spots to make an espresso round the back
@ Generally godless Britain means that there is a fair chance of peace and quiet.
@ Some have publicly accessible toilets.
@ Books for sale, though admittedly a tendency towards the worthy/pure/non controversial.
@ Shelter - have sheltered from terrible downpours in porches and lychgates.
Over to you chaps - will add some of mine later
Likewise,I make Richard Dawkins look Tame,but do enjoy wandering the odd church and grounds.
it is I suppose possible to read some of those earlier folks as being driven to look beyond the purely material but at the same time keen to not have their guts torn out and burned because of some imagined sin (possibly by neighbours with an agenda) against an imagined and used god.