Even on Christian campuses, atheist groups can get a lot of positive press. We’re very good at exposing the negative aspects of religion, challenging orthodox beliefs, and providing people a safe haven in which to raise their doubts about faith. How many Christian groups around the country can say the same things?
The club began back in March and is now working towards a charter with SMU.
“It would be silly to be a Christian and not come out to these things,” sophomore Arnaud Zimmern said. “It’s a chance to finally duke it out with your faith.”
“I started this group primarily because it’s not very comfortable to be an atheist on this campus and I want to change that,” president and founder Carmen Tinker said.
Considering they’re getting press for simply existing, that’s a good start 🙂
In fact, I wouldn’t be surprised if the club’s membership rose rapidly this year — when you’re surrounded by religion, groups like this become a welcome island of sanity.