Author(s)Abstract Josh Hartnett
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AbstractAs I am sitting at my desk thinking of what it is that I want to divulge myself in this semester for my Rhet 105 class I look up at my wall and notice a poster for the movie “The Boondock Saints”. The byline on the poster reads “Thy Kingdom come. Thy will be done. ” As I read this, I start to think about God and religion and a thought pops into my head. Atheism. Walking through the quad on Quad Day, my friends and I passed a booth that had a large sign saying: “Atheist Club”. I thought nothing of it until now, and the fact that John said that the less you know about the subject you are studying; the better the project will turn out. So the question is: “So what? ” What am I going to do get involved with the Atheist club? Is the Atheist club too extreme? What if I actually agree with what they’re saying? These are all questions that I asked myself the moment I thought of the Atheists. As a member of the Irish Catholic community, I have been brought up with the ideals that God is the almighty power, and that there is a heaven and a hell. From what I understand about Atheists is that they believe in nothing, and that there is no higher power, which goes against everything that I’ve been raised with. Overall, I feel that getting involved in the Atheist community on campus would open my eyes, and possibly others, to a whole new world that many people do not understand.