Wednesday, 21 September 2011

Atheist Bake Sale 1

The UWA Atheist & Skeptic Society had a bake sale today. The cost of the baked goods: your soul.

We wanted to spark some discussion about souls; what it means to people, why we think we have one, and why people are so attached to the dubious notion that there's a little ghost inside us making all our decisions. What I wasn't prepared for was the reactions. Even though we were clearly 'taking the piss', many people showed a strange reticence. It looks like 'selling your soul' is a cultural taboo.

But we did give out lots of cookies.












Follow on to Atheist Bake Sale 2.


13 comments:

  1. RAD!
    Did you really have contracts there for people to sign?

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  2. My favorite is the last little comic about 2 souls. I started giggling at work!

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  3. Last one is my favorite too. :)

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  4. My roommate and I used to tell people we'd do things in exchange for their souls. That way we had plenty of extras when *we* needed to sell *our* souls.

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  5. Great stuff, I laughed on the train at the last one.

    I'd like to see something like this here.

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  6. If you're overweight, does that ensure you have multiple souls? Hopefully, because, you'll probably want multiple cookies. Besides, makes sense to me.

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  7. I would've tried to hand them my shoes...

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  8. Awesome.

    The style reminds me a bit of the webcomic "Oh My Gods!" (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oh_My_Gods!)

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  9. Can I split my soul and get many cookies?!

    Great work!

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  10. No, Voldemort, you can't split your soul to get extra cookies.

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  11. "I ain't down here for your money,
    I ain't down here for your love.
    No I ain't down here for your love or money;
    I'm down here for your soul"

    I sold a sun visa to a guy for his soul at the last Big Day Out, I still have the piece of paper that contra-actually binds his soul to my possession.

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