Atheist Camp

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Atheist Camp

Read the article here

This is a camp for kids in atheist families.  Although philosophical discussions are part of the typical camp activities, the director claims there is no indoctrination.  

Curious what parents in the forums think of this.   Does it strike anyone as a different version of our beloved "Jesus Camp"?

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I think its a sad

I think its a sad commentary on America that there NEEDS to be an atheist camp.

I mean, wouldn't it just be great if atheist and theist alike could go to a camp to, I dunno, enjoy being a kid in the outdoors?  

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Quote: I mean, wouldn't it

I mean, wouldn't it just be great if atheist and theist alike could go to a camp to, I dunno, enjoy being a kid in the outdoors? 

I think they can't do that.  Somebody could get hurt on the monkey bars, and there'd be a lawsuit.

Are you allowed to say monkey bars?



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LOL Hamby This may astonish

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This may astonish you, but litigation is essentially banned here.  The judge panel will  simply throw it out 99% of the time.

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Camp Quest has been around

Camp Quest has been around for more than 10 years now. From what I know it's very different from bible camps. Rather than a 'camp for atheists' it's a camp that includes sceptical and freethought activities in addition to the regular outdoors activities.

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Anytime people converge and

Anytime people converge and convene over a set of beliefs, they fall into certain behavior patterns.  It's just the way we are as human beings.  Even though the content is obviously different, this is essentially the same thing as a Christian camp. 

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If the Boy Scouts weren't

If the Boy Scouts weren't bigots, this wouldn't be needed.