Protesters and demonstrators for two different causes took a stand on campus last week, one group holding signs, the other in a silent protest.
Students continued to pass by unimpressed with the messages.
“When a person hears the truth his conscience will tell him it’s the truth,” said John Broman, one of the religious demonstrators.
Most students only believe in ideas that relate to their lifestyle.
In contrast, the religious protesters on campus take the Bible as the ultimate truth.
According to a Pew Research Forum on Religion and Public Life, those who claim to be unaffiliated say they are not looking for a religion that would be right for them.
Religious scriptures should be reserved for self-interpretation, but students should also spend some time thinking about their faith, even if they then choose to remain secular.
A couple of yards from the religious demonstrators stood members of the feminist book club Equalogy. The club held a silent protest portraying themselves as dead women wrapped in purple shrouds oppressed by a patriarchal society.
The club raised the issue of victims who are abused or killed by domestic violence, which one in four women will experience in their lifetime, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Members of the Equalogy club clashed with religious demonstrators, writing, “God loves everyone” and “Queers are okay,” around the area where religious protesters stood.
Explore your curiosity. Argue and defend your beliefs. Maybe next time you see a protest or demonstration, you’ll express your point of view.