So far the UofA Atheists and Agnostics has done pretty well at the clubs fair. In two days we’ve collected around 120 interested names and around 50 signatures for the Secular Convocation petition. Last year in total we received around 300 names of interested people.
The religious presence was decently high this year, featuring Campus Alpha fighting Campus for Christ for the most obnoxious advertising on campus award. Campus for Christ features a lot of side walk chalking, whereas Campus Alpha has posters everywhere, and also a lot of little magnets that they were giving out (not sure whether these were just some that were given away with their gum that people put on doors and stuff or whether it was part of marketing). Both groups were raffling a Wii while the Urban Bridge Church (Baptist or Pentecostal I think) were raffling an iPod (I entered for all three prizes). Campus Alpha represents the Alpha Course – a non-denominational Christian way to “learn about the life”. I should also mention that Campus for Christ is giving away Soul Cravings, Case for a Creator, iamnext.com pillowcases and the same New Testaments as last year.
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