Wow, it’s gotten a bit quieter here in the past week. This probably has something to do with the fact that around 2/3s of our writers are remembering that school destroys your life (or at least free time). Hopefully they find the time to squeeze out a post or two (and schedule a bunch more), but until then, faithful readers, you’ll have to get by with slightly less frequent updates until people get into their school grooves.
But I’m not here today to rant about my awesome co-authors. Instead, I want to encourage you all (at least those going to school) to get involved!
While internet atheism is great, and the anonymity can protect you when you feel like being an utter douche (which, let’s not lie, is often fun), there’s still some use and enjoyment that can be had in joining your campus or local freethought group.
And luckily today, unlike 7 years ago when I started university (why am I still in school?), it’s amazingly easy to find a local group.
The Secular Student Alliance lists 9 Canadian campus secular groups (scroll way down or search Canada on the page to find them) and CFI Canada has it’s list of affiliates broken down by province.
If your school isn’t listed there, search for it in google with the usual words – atheist, skeptic, freethought, freethinker, humanist, etc. – after. If that turns up nothing, expand your search to your local town and see if there’s a meetup for you. Also try Facebook for all of the above, as many groups haven’t expanded beyond there.
And if all of that turns up nothing, it’s time for you to start your own group. It’s not too hard, and if you’re on a campus you can usually get free money to have events (and make sure to affiliate with the SSA and CFI)! If that still sounds too daunting, email me or any of the authors here, since we’ve almost all either started or been heavily involved in campus or local groups.
So get active!