It’s always nice to see campus atheist groups forming in states not generally known for their tolerance of Secular Americans.
The most recent example of this is the new Auburn Atheists and Agnostics group starting at Auburn University in Alabama:
Christopher Chabot, freshman in aerospace engineering, and communication director of the group, said the group’s goal is not to convince and convert people into becoming atheist or agnostic, but to spread awareness and acceptance and provide a venue for people with similar ideas to come together and share those ideas in a comfortable environment.
“They really kind of lacked this type of club here at Auburn,” Chabot said. “To have a Muslim group, a Jewish group, multiple Christian groups of all different sects and to not have a group where free-thinkers and nonreligious people could get together was kind of mind boggling.”
The highlight of the article is the part explaining how the group was approved:
After creating a constitution and bylaws, the group had to go in front of the organization board, which, after saying a prayer, voted on whether to make AAA an official campus group.
“Everyone on the organization board kind of looked at each other, but they all ended up saying yes,” [president Poojit] Ravikumar said.
Well, at least they said yes…?