Many former believers who became atheists feel a void, not a spiritual one, but relational one. Some atheists seeking to experience again the atmosphere and to relive the relationships they had in their religious community decided to gather, not anymore around beliefs and acts of faith, but a desire to better live together. That will be the first "Sunday assembly". Their success has since been exponential. All kinds of people, atheists and even believers gather on Sunday morning to sing, help one another and globally to feel again the intense joy of being part of a community.

This phenomenon particularly interests us for the conveyed values. Their "credo" : live better, help often and wonder more.

We consider that this credo would be even greater if the "wonder" was associated with curiosity and especially a questioning process. The emotional dimension can be productive if it serves a deeper pleasure than the "feeling good-better" one. Feeling good or better, and the most pleasant emotions do not necessarily go hand in hand with more altruistic and fruitful behavior. An open-minded attitude often demand self-criticism, self-improvement that isn't necessarily pleasant. Questioning oneself, when practiced in a profound way, is often a confusing activity,  sometimes an extremely disturbing one that can therefore be seen — in the short term — as going against more immediate pleasure. Wanting to progress, to improve oneself or to please oneself are two different targets even if they are not incompatible.

Looking at the world with wonder is a good thing, but learning to look at it also with curiosity, from different perspectives, to question oneself, to question one's lifestyle, goals, intuitions and opinions is even better. A community that would aims to promote this kind of fruitful values and life ideal would provide a precious social dynamism as this questioning require a complex learning and hard work and in short, a challenge on our nature. These communities could encourage people to accomplish things they may have not done alone, particularly by stimulating their moral sense through confrontation and questioning.

We know that the group dynamics may reflect the most primitive impulses of individuals, but those assemblies show us that they could also encourage more noble inclinations.

We consider that this kind of community dynamics are the first step toward a new way of living together that will not concretely become popular without the learning and the stimulation of social skills that this new way of life needs to develop. These "learnings" are not yet educated, but, in our view, they constitute the real wealth of a life, but also of a nation.