What Would Happen If Christians Crashed Atheist Groups?

Mike Adams is bitter that the Supreme Court ruled against a Christian student group which claimed to have a legal right to discriminate against gays, despite its University’s non-discrimination policy. Adams wants Christian students to join secularist groups where (he assumes) they would be just as unwelcome as (we all know) unrepentant gays are in most Christian campus groups:

I can’t stand atheists. And I plan to do something about them. Thankfully, the U.S. Supreme Court has given me a powerful tool to use in my war against the godless. Earlier this week, the Court ruled that a public university may require all student organizations to admit any student as a voting member or officer. The decision applies even to a student who is openly hostile to the group’s fundamental beliefs.

So, when I get back to the secular university in August, I plan to round up the students I know who are most hostile to atheism. Then I’m going to get them to help me find atheist-haters willing to join atheist student groups across the South. I plan to use my young fundamentalist Christian warriors to undermine the mission of every group that disagrees with me on the existence of God.

Craig James (author of The Religion Virus: Why We Believe in God: An Evolutionist Explains Religion’s Incredible Hold on Humanity) says, “bring it on”:

I’d be willing to bet that if Mike Adam’s Christian students start attending the Secular Student Alliance meetings, Hemant and friends would welcome the opportunity to talk to them. In fact, I’ll bet they’d organize a national campaign to welcome these Christians into their group!

Can you imagine it? What’s going to happen when you take a bunch of intelligent, inquisitive Christian college students, most of whom have led insular lives and never had their beliefs seriously challenged, and drop them into a group of the smartest, best-educated secular students in America? Remember, these aren’t just casual secularists, these are students who care enough to join the Secular Student Alliance and contribute their time and energy to the cause. They’re activists.

I predict that Mike will lose his best and brightest Christian students.

I’m with Craig.

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Dr. Daniel Fincke  has his PhD in philosophy from Fordham University and spent 11 years teaching in college classrooms. He wrote his dissertation on Ethics and the philosophy of Friedrich Nietzsche. On Camels With Hammers, the careful philosophy blog he writes for a popular audience, Dan argues for atheism and develops a humanistic ethical theory he calls “Empowerment Ethics”. Dan also teaches affordable, non-matriculated, video-conferencing philosophy classes on ethics, Nietzsche, historical philosophy, and philosophy for atheists that anyone around the world can sign up for. (You can learn more about Dan’s online classes here.) Dan is an APPA  (American Philosophical Practitioners Association) certified philosophical counselor who offers philosophical advice services to help people work through the philosophical aspects of their practical problems or to work out their views on philosophical issues. (You can read examples of Dan’s advice here.) Through his blogging, his online teaching, and his philosophical advice services each, Dan specializes in helping people who have recently left a religious tradition work out their constructive answers to questions of ethics, metaphysics, the meaning of life, etc. as part of their process of radical worldview change.


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