Susan Caldwell is a North High School senior; she says she had “wanted to attend some sort of atheist youth group for a couple of years.”
She is disturbed, she says, by the discrimination people who do not hold traditional Christian beliefs receive at the hands of their peers “in this culture.”
Her North High School classmate and fellow skeptic, Spencer Mulesky, refers to it as “the ironic demonization of atheism.”
The pair organized the Agnostics and Atheists Club of North High School last fall. There are five similar student and community groups in Evansville, all of which started within the past year.
The high school’s group is attracting 15-20 students to each meeting.
It’s not surprising to me that so many atheist groups are forming (and appear to be strong) in an area that’s typically known for being religious and conservative.
It would be fantastic if all those local groups could get together for certain big events (like Darwin Day or even a Solstice celebration). When you’re in the minority, it’s reassuring to meet other like-minded people and know that they exist all around you.
Congratulations to Susan and Spencer on the success of their group!
(via Atheist Revolution)