Student Atheists kicked out of college fair over a pineapple Muhammed. Really.
Atheists Kicked Out of College’s Organization Fair Due to Offensive Pineapple… Really
by Herman Mehta
This is not the Muslim prophet Muhammad: (picture of pineapple)
We know that because it’s a pineapple. You can call it whatever you want, but it’s a pineapple.
No confusion there, right?
Then that makes you smarter than the administrators at Reading University in England. They kicked an atheist group out of the school’s organization fair (“Freshers’ Fayre&rdquo because the students labelled a pineapple “Muhammad” in order to talk about “blasphemy, religion, and liberty”:
“We wanted to celebrate the fact that we live in a country in which free speech is protected, and where it is lawful to call a pineapple by whatever name one chooses,” a society spokesperson said.
Towards the afternoon, the group was informed they had to leave the fair by a member of Reading University Student Union (RUSU) staff. The reason given was several complaints had made against the offending pineapple, although RAHS members insist they were not made aware of any such protestations.
The society refused to remove the fruit due to their “commitment to freedom of expression”, to which they were told by the RUSU member: “Either the pineapple goes, or you do.”
The pineapple was seized. Then it was returned. Then, the atheists renamed the pineapple “Jesus.” That’s when the group was kicked out:
(Rest of the article can be found at the link. The university needs to lighten up. Really. How long before we can't say anything, anywhere, in a public forum because we might "offend" someone. What nonsense.)
“It is proof of a base and low mind for one to wish to think with the masses or majority, merely because the majority is the majority. Truth does not change because it is, or is not, believed by a majority of the people.”
― Giordano Bruno