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Atheist Group Formed at Christian University Seeking Official Recognition

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  • 2013 Feb 26
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An atheist group that recently formed at a Christian university in Texas has filed an application to obtain official recognition on campus, the Christian News Network reports. "Freethinking Frogs" was formed at Texas Christian University by 32-year-old transfer student Alexis Lohse and is named after the university's mascot, the horned frog. Lohse said she wanted to create a club that was agnostic and secular, where students could have a place to challenge religion. "I saw that there wasn't any support system for students who don't have a particular faith," she said. "And that's in stark contrast to the vast number of religiously affiliated organizations available to students. So I thought it might be a good group to set up." TCU has approximately 20 groups on campus, which range from Protestant and Catholic clubs to Jewish and Muslim organizations. "I think this is another option for those students who may be exploring," Lohse said. So far, the group has over 30 members on its Facebook page and has held a couple of meetings for students. University officials have acknowledged receipt of Freethinking Frogs' application for official recognition, and say they will soon make a decision on the matter.