Even Catholic Universities Should Say Yes to Campus Atheist Groups

Should private Catholic schools allow atheist clubs on campus?

What if they weren’t called atheist clubs, but something less combative, like “freethought” or “secular” groups?

The administrators don’t have to allow them, but you could easily make the argument that students who attend these schools may be questioning their faith, and any place of higher education ought to embrace that discussion… or stop calling themselves a “place of higher education.”

Turns out some big Catholic colleges understand this. Loyola University, Depaul University, Georgetown University — they all have Secular Student Alliance affiliates.

But an article published on the online publication of The Cardinal Newman Society argues that these groups have no business on Catholic campuses:

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Dr. Ben Carson, Who Slammed Planned Parenthood for Donating Fetal Tissue, Used It in His Old Research

Wow. Ben Carson the Presidential candidate must be furious with Ben Carson the neurosurgeon.

Despite slamming Planned Parenthood for those videos and saying “there’s nothing that can’t be done without fetal tissue,” turns out Carson actually used that tissue in his own research published in 1992:

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Two Men Arrested in Connection with Bangladeshi Atheist Blogger’s Murder

Last week, 40-year-old Niloy Neel (below), an organizer of Science and Rationalists’ Association of India, was brutally murdered by assailants in Bangladesh — they decapitated him in his home and cut his hands off. He’s the fourth atheist blogger to be killed in the country this year.

Late last night, Bangladeshi police arrested two men in connection with the crime:

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ISIS Uses the Qur’an to Justify Sex Slavery

In a terrifying story, Rukmini Callimachi of the New York Times shows how members of Daesh/ISIS believe it’s their God-given right to rape non-believers.

They justify this horror, no surprise, by quoting the Qur’an.

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Say “Hi-Diddly-Ho” to the Ned Flanders-Themed Heavy Metal Band Okilly Dokilly

A group of Simpsons-loving Ned Flanders fans have formed the Christian-iest heavy metal band ever. They call themselves Okilly Dokilly. And you should be intimidated by them. I’m not sure why, but just go with it.

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