Society of Non-Theists at Purdue University

A reminder for “Fiction for Fiction”


Today, the Purdue Exponent published a letter I wrote about our Fiction for Fiction event tomorrow:

Book trading opportunity to take place on Thursday

On Thursday, the Society of Non-Theists encourages you think and read critically. We will be holding our annual “Fiction for Fiction” event near the steps of Wetherill between 9:30am and 4pm. We invite you to trade your religious texts for great works of fiction, as we promote critical thinking about all ideas. We ask the Purdue community to think critically about what you read because not everything that is written is true. Many individuals have died throughout history for reading and believing in the “wrong” text or even no text at all. For those who will call this controversial, let me assure you that accepted religious scholars, such as Thomas Aquinas and Maimonides were both called heretics for their interpretations of religious texts. We can assure you that no books traded will be put to harm.

In fact, we will be either adding them to our club’s library for us to read critically and learn about religious faiths. So, if you have a religious text you think we should read, feel free to stop by and trade it for some great fiction!

I hope you will be able to join us tomorrow!