Ivy Tech Hosting ‘Ask An Atheist’ Day on Sept. 20th, 2018
Ivy Tech is providing a unique opportunity.
On Sept 20th, Ivy Tech Community College will be hosting "Ask An Atheist Day" on the Evansville campus. This is a learning opportunity for anyone who may be curious about atheism.
Personally, I think this is a great opportunity to learn about the beliefs of others who might not share your own. I know this is the Bible-belt but it's always nice to consider all options when determining your faith or non-faith. If anything, it could end up strengthening what beliefs you already have.
Here is the official press release from the school:
Evansville, Indiana-Atheist students at Ivy Tech Community College Evansville are dispelling myths about non-believers by participating in this years Ask an Atheist Day. Secular Student Alliance Southwest will stand on campus from 1 to 3 pm in the Koch Commons. Jacob Mounts, founder of T.A.A.S.K. (Tri-state Area Atheists and Skeptics) who is also Assistant State Director of Kentucky for American Atheists will join them in participating in this event. The group is inviting both students and non-students alike to come and talk to or ask the members of the group questions about atheism.
“Participating in Ask an Atheist Day will help us to reach lots of students who wouldn’t otherwise meet anyone who didn’t believe in god. It’s a great way to show that we’re good people,” said Lisa Daugherty, one of the group’s leaders.
Ask an Atheist Day is a national celebration started by the Secular Student Alliance in order to dispel myths about non-religious students. According to the national Secular Student Alliance headquarters, hundreds of SSA groups participate in Ask an Atheist Day last year and they anticipate similar numbers this year.
“If you’ve never met an atheist before, how will you know what we believe? We want to open the door to start dialogue.” said Andrew Meyer, another one of the groups members who identifies as an atheist.
Secular Student Alliance Southwest is an affiliate of the Secular Student Alliance, a network of hundreds of groups at high school and college campuses. The Secular Student Alliance is an organization that empowers secular students to proudly express their identity, build welcoming communities, promote secular values, and set a course for lifelong activism.
To find out more about the local event, visit us at https://www.facebook.com/events/286699028724992/