happycynic wants to start an atheist group at his college.
The atheists he knows are a mixture of militant and not-so-offensive. Some people are agnostics, some are skeptics, some are Pastafarians.
Not everyone has the same agenda. Some want to debate. Some want to actively promote non-theism. Some just a group for the social aspects.
In an email, he asks the question:
Do you have any advice for making a successful atheist student group? How do you get a group of people as diverse as atheists and other skeptics to work together? Advice would be nice
The first piece of advice: Read the revised and updated Secular Student Alliance Group Running Guide. It’s an excellent resource (I know it’s full of useful advice: I helped edit it).
If you’ve been part of a campus or off-campus atheist group, what did you enjoy about it? What should happycynic be doing?
What would it take for you to become a member of an atheist group?