Homosexuality, creationism and religious acceptance were all hot topics at the Secular Humanist club's first meeting Wednesday night in Hughes-Trigg.
Though the club functions mainly as a support group for anyone at SMU who identifies as nonreligious, the conversation turned into a heated debate over religious reasoning when a devout Catholic entered into the equation.
"It would be silly to be a Christian and not come out to these things," sophomore Arnaud Zimmern said. "It's a chance to finally duke it out with your faith."
The club began back in March and is now working towards a charter with SMU.
"I started this group primarily because it's not very comfortable to be an atheist on this campus and I want to change that," president and founder Carmen Tinker said.
Members at the meeting defined atheism as a "life philosophy that promotes reason and ethics, but rejects the supernatural." ( Full Article - Southern Methodist University Daily Campus)
Well, it's a start. For all that tuition paid to a university dedicated to the main character in a poorly written sadistic fiction, at least there's a chance to advance free thought.