SSA Going To Candy Mountain!

I refuse to grow up. I will be responsible, and I will care about grown up things, but I will never grow up! Take Greta Christina, one of the deepest, most eloquent people in this movement. She and I can’t get enough of being five years-old together.

Campus Organizing Director of the SSA, Lyz Liddell, just got back from Sacramento Freethought Day. It turns out that the TSA, in the process of keeping American safe, ripped open the huge sack of candy they had taken to pass out. Everybody in the office was eager to help put it back (for a delicious price).

If I ever stop doing this, it will not be an indicator that I grew up, nor will it be an indicator that my ideas are infantile: it would only mean that I got boring. Punch me if that ever happens. I love my co-workers. And I love how we accomplish so much while allowing ourselves these moments to fight burn out by enjoying the fact that we’re all here in the same place and time fighting for the same cause – and we’re having the time of our lives doing it!

Greta says it best. When religion has been marginalized and people have forgotten the sacrifices of time and effort that had to be made acquiring equality for all, when they ask what we had to say about this movement during its struggle-saturated infancy, tell them this: tell them how much fun we had.

About JT Eberhard

When not defending the planet from inevitable apocalypse at the rotting hands of the undead, JT is a writer and public speaker about atheism, gay rights, and more. He spent two and a half years with the Secular Student Alliance as their first high school organizer. During that time he built the SSA’s high school program and oversaw the development of groups nationwide. JT is also the co-founder of the popular Skepticon conference and served as the events lead organizer during its first three years.

  • Ze Madmax

    SSA better make sure it’s kidneys are safe then. :P

  • fastlane

    TSA = Tub Stacking Assholes.

    I want some candy!!

  • sithrazer
  • http://raisinghellions.wordpress.com/ Lou Doench

    “Tell them how much fun we had”… That’s a Molly Ivins quote I believe. At least she’d appreciate the sentiment.


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