As a former (Lutheran) Christian and now an atheist - I can't help but wonder if there is a place in the L'Arche community for people like me. I do not subscribe to a dogmatic belief - ie: I cannot say with 100% certainty that there is no god. But for now, I do not consider myself to be one of "God's Children" - even if YOU believe that I am mistaken and that I AM "one of his children". To be a part of the L'Arche community, does a person have to buy into the "god concept" and/or to be involved in worship/religious activities while there? If so, then this type of community would not be "peaceful, tender, soothing and/or healing" for me.
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