A group of atheists as part of the Rekindle Reason group recently made headlines when they partook in a movement that involved trading cookies for souls. The group did so as a way to make people think about whether or not a soul is real, and come to find out many people took interest in trading theirs for delicious confections.
Would you trade your soul for a cookie? The likelihood of even having a soul is insanely slim, so why not reward yourself with something that's tangible and delicious? Members of Rekindle Reason set up shop in an area at Locust Walk where they offered strangers with the public free cookies for their souls.
"The point of making a Faustian bargain for a cookie is that most people have never really thought about whether they have a soul. We're trying to get people to think," said Emmett Wynn, the co-founder of the group.
It's reported that it was a peaceful event that many people participated in with smiles. However there was one occurrence of someone arguing with the atheists over their lack of beliefs. It's more surprising that it was only one person who made a scene, actually. So it's good to know that more people in the public, at least in this region, are becoming more accepting.
The same can't be said for other communities in the United States which harbor actual hatred against those who do not believe in deities. Just look at Jessica Ahlquist for an example. The 16-year-old girl still gets death threats from people in her own hometown as well as around the country, simply because she's an atheist and a patriot who wants the Constitution to be defended.
It certainly seems like all of those people need to just trade their ugly souls for cookies and be done with them.
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