Monday, February 14, 2011

Heads up, culture warriors: The Secular Student Alliance, which promotes atheism and humanism among its more than 200 college chapters, is moving into high schools. The organization hopes to launch 50 high school chapters this year, to give young atheists the same social benefits of court-sanctioned after-school religious clubs. Barry Lasco, a senior at Stephen Austin High School in Huston, told USA Today he finally launched a chapter this week after months of administrative resistance.

Maybe he used Chesterton’s argument that ‘if there were no God there would be no atheists’ to win the administration over.

At these meetings, after the Sargent of arms declares there is no God and everyone cheers and congratulates each other on right thinking, what do they talk about?

“Joy, which was the small publicity of the pagan, is the gigantic secret of the Christian.” GKC

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