(Disclaimer: I’m not interested in christianity from a personal perspective, but I have nothing against it. If they were wiccans, moslims, jews, athiests, whatever doing this my reaction would be exactly the same.)
Ok. For those of you who don’t know (i.e. Probably all but one or two of you). CICCU is the Cambridge Inter Collegiate Christian Union. In their own words “CICCU exists to make Jesus know to students at Cambridge.”
When I first saw one of their fliers up on the projector at the beginning of one of my maths lectures, my thought was “Ok. Just fucking great. Our very own Christian propaganda machine.”
Ok. They have an evangelical religion. I can respect that. I don’t like it, but they’re free to express their views. I have less interest in converting to christianity than in using dental floss to do a nude bungee jump off the statue of liberty, but that’s merely my personal opinion.
However, this is just getting fucking silly. EVERY fucking lecture or thereabouts they have some projection slide advertising one of their mindless lectures. “Jesus loves you”, “If I’m happy why do I need Jesus?” and countless other ludicrous titles. Don’t they realise that they’re, if anything, making anyone with half a braincell less likely to be interested in christianity with all this crap? Added to that, my friends who have been to their various talks have confirmed my suspicion that once they get there they belong to the “all non-christians will be going to hell” crowd (to be fair, I only know this about the people giving some of the talks, not all of them).
Further, one of the other mathematicians at my college is a member and was constantly pestering me to go, despite my very firmly stating I had absolutely no interest. I eventually shut him up by basically saying “Look. Up untill now I have given you polite answers. Ask me again and I will cease to be polite.”.
I really really would like to go for just one week in term time without hearing one thing or seeing one promotion from them…
Failing that, I’d really really like to drop a swarm of army ants on a CICCU meeting. But we can’t have our own way all the time