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?
“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.”
The club began back in March and is now working towards a charter with SMU.“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.