There’s a new campus atheist group forming at Danville Area Community College (in Illinois) and they’re already getting press!
[Nathan A.] Ingold, 27, of Danville, is a full-time DACC student in the new wind energy technician associate-degree program. When he returned to college after serving in the military and being in the work force, he noticed there were three Christian organizations on campus.
“It seemed like something was lacking, a secular voice. I thought we needed representation as well,” said Ingold, who got the idea to form his organization from friends who were involved in secular groups on other university and college campuses.
Beyond the existence of God or gods, the group will discuss issues like separation of church and state, social perceptions of nonbelievers and rational analysis of supernatural claims. It also will sponsor and participate in community service projects and charitable events. For example, Ingold and other founding members have discussed holding a campus blood drive for the American Red Cross, trick-or-treating for UNICEF and organizing a Relay for Life team next summer.
“It’s going to be a very charity-driven group,” Ingold said.
Good for Nathan! If you’re in the area or attend the school, the first meeting is Tuesday (tomorrow). The meeting information can be found here.