An Atheist Explains the Importance of Speaking with Believers on Your College Campus

I’ve posted a number of videos by Anthony Magnabosco on this site, in which he speaks to strangers about their religious beliefs for just few minutes and then deconstructs the whole conversation afterwards.

He recently spoke to a Secular Student Alliance affiliate in Texas about how students could conduct effective street epistemology:

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Military Atheists and Secular Students Will Have Faithless Float in Clarksville Christmas Parade

If you get a chance to watch the Clarksville Christmas Parade in Tennessee this Saturday, be on the lookout for a float by the Military Atheists & Secular Humanists of Fort Campbell (MASH) and Austin Peay State University Students for Secular Humanism. It’ll be the one with this lovely “O Come All Ye Faithless” banner:



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North Carolina Charter School Suspends All Clubs So That LGBT Students Can’t Meet

A charter school in North Carolina has temporarily suspended all clubs just to prevent an LGBT student group from meeting.

It’s happening at Lake Lure Classical Academy (a charter school that receives taxpayer funding), where students formed a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Club, something they have every right to do.

They have that right because of the Equal Access Act, which has been in effect for decades now. The EAA says that if a public high school allows any extra-curricular clubs, then administrators must allow all of them (within reason). While it was initially a way to get Christian clubs in schools, it has been used to defend Gay-Straight Alliances and Secular Student Alliance groups as well.

In this case, though, the mere existence of LGBT people has offended some Christians.

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At One Large Florida University, Membership in Christian Clubs is Falling Fast

It seems like every time there’s a new survey about religious demographics in this country, we learn that the percentage of religious people has gone down, while the “Nones” continue to grow.

How does that actually play out in real life? Well, at the University of Central Florida, those changes appear to be reflected in the memberships of various campus Christian groups:



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Atheists in Iowa Set up “Graveyard of the Gods” Outside Old Capitol Building

The Secular Students at Iowa got some great coverage for their own version of “Graveyard of the Gods” over the weekend, reminding students about all the Gods people no longer believe in:



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