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This should be fun

So I was lamenting earlier about my failure to come up with interesting group activities for my atheist organization. The same member quoted in that post just came up with a great idea – a Photo Scavenger Hunt! Grouping up members and making them take photos of themselves doing silly things or in front of silly things before a time limit runs out. “That’s not as awesome as an orgy!” you say. Well I disagree! Why? Because it’s going to be a Freethinking Photo Scavenger Hunt! With wonderful items on the scavenger hunt list like:

- Depict evolution somehow
- Laugh/cry in front of a place of worship
- Act out your favorite ridiculous scene from a holy book

etc

Now all I have to do is finalize the list by Sunday…but I figure a lot of you here are even more creative/hilarious than I am, so I’m going to ask for your help. What do you want to see on that scavenger hunt list? Email me at jmccreig(at)purdue.edu.

DO NOT LEAVE COMMENTS WITH IDEAS IN THEM BELOW OR I WILL DELETE THEM AND SMITE YOU WITH A FIREY HEATHEN RAGE! General comments about how awesome this idea is are okay, but I don’t want club members getting a sneak peak at the list (especially since a lot read my blog). You’ll probably get some of the best photos posted here, so put those thinking caps on!

Comments

  1. says

    Wow, that's generally awesome! Just about as awesome as an orgy, and hopefully a good bit more sacrilegious. You will at least post the list *afterwords*?

  2. says

    Wow, that’s generally awesome! Just about as awesome as an orgy, and hopefully a good bit more sacrilegious. You will at least post the list *afterwords*?

  3. says

    Yes, yes, I will post the list and some photos afterwards. Though if I get enough items to make multiple lists, I'll keep some items secret for future events.

  4. says

    Yes, yes, I will post the list and some photos afterwards. Though if I get enough items to make multiple lists, I’ll keep some items secret for future events.

  5. says

    I'll work on a list of things tomorrow at work….as you saw on Saturday, it's not like I have anything better to do.

  6. says

    I’ll work on a list of things tomorrow at work….as you saw on Saturday, it’s not like I have anything better to do.

  7. says

    I hate to be the party pooper, but I actually have a few criticisms:1) Crying outside somewhere is not fun. Similarly mock-crying or mocking laughter is just plain mean. I don't like the Labour party (the party in power in the UK), but I'm not about to go up to their local office and start performing mocking laughter outside unless it's part of a formal protest. After all, the people inside are only getting on with their job and minding their own business.

    2) I find stories are some of the best parts of religions. I mean let's face it, what shows that Christianity is little different from Ancient Greek religion than to start telling their stories side by side? As such, however, just performing mock versions of those stories seems a bit cheap, y'know?

    I dunno, I suppose it depends on how you do it. (I hope this isn't going to be deleted for counting as 'an idea'.) I once heard about a rationalist Nativity play, so something like that which takes the original story but points out the issues with it at the same time could be quite cool. Like in "Sita Sings The Blues", y'know?

    Anyway, perhaps I've placed too little faith in you here. I just worry about these sorts of things becoming rather overly crass rather than fun…. *hides*

  8. says

    I hate to be the party pooper, but I actually have a few criticisms:1) Crying outside somewhere is not fun. Similarly mock-crying or mocking laughter is just plain mean. I don’t like the Labour party (the party in power in the UK), but I’m not about to go up to their local office and start performing mocking laughter outside unless it’s part of a formal protest. After all, the people inside are only getting on with their job and minding their own business.2) I find stories are some of the best parts of religions. I mean let’s face it, what shows that Christianity is little different from Ancient Greek religion than to start telling their stories side by side? As such, however, just performing mock versions of those stories seems a bit cheap, y’know?I dunno, I suppose it depends on how you do it. (I hope this isn’t going to be deleted for counting as ‘an idea’.) I once heard about a rationalist Nativity play, so something like that which takes the original story but points out the issues with it at the same time could be quite cool. Like in “Sita Sings The Blues”, y’know?Anyway, perhaps I’ve placed too little faith in you here. I just worry about these sorts of things becoming rather overly crass rather than fun…. *hides*

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