“Graveyard of the Gods” at UW-Madison Reminds Students That All Gods Have an Expiration Date

As they do every year, the Atheists, Humanists, and Agnostics at the University of Wisconsin–Madison put together a fantastic “Graveyard of the Gods,” reminding students of all the deities who were worshiped, believed in, and eventually forgotten.

The purpose is to get students thinking about when their God will join the ranks of the dead.



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I’ll Be Speaking at Penn State on Wednesday

This Wednesday night, September 9, I’ll be speaking at Penn State University at the invitation of the Penn State Atheist/Agnostic Association.

If you’re on (or near) the University Park campus, please consider coming! It’s a free event and details can be found here.

Hope to see you there.

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College Atheist Asks Hillary Clinton About Church/State Separation

If you had a chance to ask Hillary Clinton any question at a political rally, what would you ask? (Okay, okay, we both know you’re not allowed to ask the first 12 questions that come to your mind. But after that.)

Daniel Little attended a town hall meeting for Clinton in Las Vegas last week and decided to get her thoughts on church/state separation.



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Secular Student Alliance Urges Catholic Universities to Say Yes to Atheist Groups on Campus

The other day, the online publication of The Cardinal Newman Society posted about how Catholic universities should say no to atheist groups on campus.

I was frustrated by the piece because those groups do a lot for students at those schools. Among other things, they provide a safe space to question faith and encourage open discussion on religious matters. Cutting off atheist groups would probably do more to push people away from the faith than keeping them there.

Today, the Secular Student Alliance issued a press release (via email) urging Catholic schools to allow atheist groups to form:

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This is What the Secular Student Alliance Did for Me

This is a guest post written by Dave Churvis as part of Secular Students Week. Dave is Program Manager for the Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science.

I first got involved with Secular Student Alliance after transferring colleges.

When I arrived at my new home, Georgia State University, I knew that I wanted to find some fellow atheist students. I had heard of the SSA through Hemant’s blog, so I looked at the group’s website to see if there was already an affiliate at my school. There wasn’t, so I decided to form Secular Panthers, which later became Georgia State’s affiliate of the Secular Student Alliance.

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