National Ask An Atheist Day This Thursday

A couple of years ago on National Ask An Atheist Day, a high school student’s mother was so offended that atheists were answering questions during lunch periods that she removed her kids from school that day… because nothing scares religious parents more than the thought of kids getting their questions about faith answered by people who aren’t going to feed them the standard church lines.

The annual event, taking place this Thursday, is great for giving atheists the opportunity to dispel stereotypes and answer honest questions without being combative or defensive — a scary thought for anyone who thrives on spreading rumors about who we are or what we believe:

There’s a lot more information about the event at the Secular Student Alliance’s website. If you see a booth on your campus, stop by and thank the students for what they’re doing.

About Hemant Mehta

Hemant Mehta is the editor of Friendly Atheist, appears on the Atheist Voice channel on YouTube, and co-hosts the uniquely-named Friendly Atheist Podcast. You can read much more about him here.


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