Atheist Summer Camp Is Heaven on Earth for Nonbelievers
Posted by doctore0 on August 24, 2012
It must be better than Heaven*™.. heaven*™ is pure Dear Leader dictatorship
Most summer camps host kayaking, arts and crafts classes and campfires, but what makes Camp Quest Northwest different is that it is literally “beyond belief.”
Located just north of Seattle, Camp Quest Northwest is a summer camp for atheists or children of atheists, self-described “freethinkers” or people not otherwise traditionally religious.
“We would encourage them to read, to go to church,” said Chuck Wolber, one of Camp Quest Northwest’s founders. “The best way to become an atheist is to study the Bible, and I definitely recommend the kids do that.”
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The secular sleepaway camp rents the area from another camp, and camp counselors used masking tape to cover any signs with religious or deity words on them, such as “Lord,” “God,” or “Gaia,” and replaced those words with fantasy-like words, such as “Flying Spaghetti Monster,” which they use to emphasize the imaginary nature of God.
The camp hosts different sessions, such as the Socrates Cafe, where campers are free to discuss anything on their minds, from the age-old question of “where do we come from?” to how to handle bullies who pick on them because of their agnostic beliefs.
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*Heaven™ = fake