Here’s a novel approach to sharing the atheist viewpoint. It comes from the secular student group at The Ohio State University.
On Thursday, Students for Freethought plans to have brief, but worthwhile, conversations with religious people who pass them by (kind of like speed-dating without the dating):
We’ll have atheists manning tables and basically just being atheists. Then people can join them at their tables for for about ten minutes and ask questions, make statements, and ideally try to stump the atheist.
It’s a catchy and interesting way to begin a dialogue about religion.
I wonder how many of the religious groups’ members on campus would be willing to do the same thing — putting their beliefs out there to be directly challenged, welcoming the questions, and doing so in a way that won’t turn off the other person.
SFF will hopefully be writing a piece about how the event goes. I’ll link to it when it’s up.