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Atheist Empire Regional Message Board
Too late. That has already been done by most of the planet.
Hey everybody. I'm back from my prolonged absence. Nice to see all the familiar faces still here. :)
Anyway, I think it's always nice to see a Christian group send us a polite request for debate, as opposed to the usual drive-by "Checkmate, atheists!" However, I've learned to seek some kind of assurance that the debate hosts are as open to the possibility of having their minds changed as they want us to be. The invitation did not provide this, so I won't be participating. But if anybody else goes and has a good experience, then by all means let me know. (But forgive me for not holding my breath. I suppose I've become cynical.)
Question born of curiosity:
Who all is participating in nation Ask-an-Atheist Day today?
I didn't do anything this year, but here's what I was involved with last year while I was still an undergrad at Carnegie Mellon University involved with a club called Atheists, Humanists, and Agnostics. We had three people sit at a table at the university center, each one meant to be a different stereotype of atheism:
1. The super friendly and overly-charitable atheist who would always be looking for common ground (who was labelled as "Mild")
2. The unflappably calm and rational atheist who would just judgmentally want to clear up facts about science ("Medium")
3. The no-holds-barred hostile, arrogant anti-theist who would always go on the offensive ("Hot")
We were intentionally over-the-top. By using humor and making caricatures of ourselves, we made ourselves far more approachable. People could pick which line they wanted to get in, and almost always tested out all three lines before leaving. Most people were just casually religious, but we still had some True Believers come to interact. The hard part was trying to not let the True Believers hog us! But everybody had a good time and left with a smile on their face. It was fun for us to do, and it was a big success as measured by getting people to ask questions and see that atheists aren't scary, humorless non-humans.
Woops, that should be "non-judgmentally" up there for #2.
I wasn't aware there was such a thing as Ask-An-Atheist day. :v
To be honest, I didn't know about it either until I was in the club..
Yeah, I only found out about it last year, when Freethinkers, Atheists, and Agnostics of MSU (the student group at Mississippi State University) held our own ask an atheist day on the national one, completely by accident. So we've decided to keep on doing it, 'it' being:
-Set up on the drill field around 9 in the morning
-Have a nice, catchy banner on our tent
-Let folks approach us on their own terms
-If that's not working, send out a couple of girls to hoop, and a couple of guys to play hacky-sack
-When folks do show up, engage them in a bright, positive manner, no matter their question
- Realize the sun's setting, break down the tent, and invite anyone left talking with us to join us at the bar later
In 5 of these events, we've only had one bad experience, and that guy ended up being asked to leave by a couple of baptists that were at our tent. We usually end up with 4 or 5 new members who didn't know we existed, and a decent number of Christians who go away surprised that we weren't devil-worshiping aggressive jerks.
Even managed to get in the city paper once. That was cool.
Still, The Design Theorists of Laslavetica, I like what your group did. Might propose a similar idea to the group next time we decide to hold an event.
Your event sounds like a pretty chill, fun day too. I would've come and hung out with your group for a while.
If you end up trying my event, then let me know how it goes! Just be sure that the people at the table understand that being over-the-top with their roles is supposed to be a source a comic relief and source of spectacle, thereby inviting people who ordinarily wouldn't be interested. I found that the two roles at the extreme ends of the niceness-meanness spectrum were the hardest for people to play because the friendly atheist would often merely be casual (instead of humorously bending over backward to be overly accommodating), and the aggressive anti-theist would sometimes start to actually get a little heated. When you've got people who understand their roles and have a sense of humor though, it's hilarious, especially when the caricatures start to interact and bicker with each other without breaking character. And it's all still perfectly informative, too. In fact, I'd venture to say that it ended up being more informative and effective compared to our non-comedic efforts to make ourselves known and available.
Oh, and for the times when somebody shows up to the table and tries to be super serious, don't let them hog any of the three people or block the table. We found it was good to have a fourth person standing by the table to bounce these individuals toward.