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Christianity &Islam &Rationals Thomas on 24 Nov 2009 12:01 am

Atheist Student Groups Flower on College Campuses

Atheist Student Groups Flower on College Campuses

As the stigma of atheism has diminished, campus atheists and agnostics are coming out of the closet, fueling a sharp rise in the number of clubs like the 10-year-old group at Iowa State.

Campus affiliates of the Secular Student Alliance, a sort of Godless Campus Crusade for Christ, have multiplied from 80 in 2007 to 100 in 2008 and 174 this fall, providing the atheist movement new training grounds for future leaders. In another sign of growing acceptance, at least three universities, including Harvard, now have humanist chaplains meeting the needs of the not-so-spiritual.

One Response to “Atheist Student Groups Flower on College Campuses”

  1. on 25 Nov 2009 at 3:25 pm 1.Bishop said …

    Yes, a lot of soul searching as young college students. The vast majority according to the National Study of Youth and Religion become theist or Christians when they become young adults. The atheist groups are facing a exodus from their faith once they leave college.

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