Recently, I was recruited to run in MIT’s UMOC Contest put on by Alpha Phi Omega. Traditionally, this contest is known as the Ugliest Man On Campus Contest, but this year they decided to switch it up and call it the Unholiest huMan On Campus Contest. As president of the MIT Atheist, Agnostics, and Humanists Club (MITAAH), I was recruited to run.
So, here’s the deal… if you are an MIT student or happen to be wandering through MIT’s campus any time this week, stop by Lobby 10 on the Infinite Corridor and vote for me by putting money in my jar. All the money I earn will be donated to the James Randi Educational Foundation. The person who earns the most money wins!
Also, if you are an MIT student, please email me at [email protected] to volunteer to help out with MITAAH. I’m trying to put some events together for later this semester, and I need all the help I can get!
Here’s The Application I Submitted:
Name: Evelyn Mervine
Class: Course 12 Grad Student â€˜11
Charity: James Randi Educational Foundation. Check them out at www.randi.org
Campaign Slogan: No Hell Below Us, Above Us Only Sky
Members of Campaign Staff: The Flying Spaghetti Monster, Houdini (Because he said he would try to come back from the dead, and he hasnâ€™tâ€¦ not even to support my campaign!), Pigasus (Because when pigs fly, then Iâ€™ll believe in God), God (just in case).
Religious Affiliation: None (duh!)
Contagious Diseases: Knowledge, Rampant Darwinism, Personal Moral Responsibility
Last Date Of Prayer: October 26th during Prof. Toomreâ€™s Differential Equations Midtermâ€¦ because there are no atheists in foxholes or during Diffy Q exams!
Alignment: Atheist Humanist
What do you think of the following people:
Catholic Priests: Low pay and no sexâ€¦ what are they putting in those communion wafers?
Galileo: Even though his daughter was a nun, heâ€™s still great.
Joan of Arc: Needed a therapist. Badly.
Henry VIII: Quit Catholic Church = good. Founded new church = bad.
Judas: Selling out your friends is bad, but if youâ€™re going to do it hold out for more than twenty pieces of gold.
Ted Haggard: He should become an atheist. We donâ€™t care if heâ€™s gay, though we do care that heâ€™s a liar.
Vlad the Impaler: Good on cereal box, bad in real life.
Is there a God? Is so, what do you think of him?
There is no God. For evidence, refer to my grade on Prof. Toomreâ€™s Diffy Q exam.
Blashpheme: A Poem!
Jesus doesnâ€™t love me
Well, I donâ€™t know
Because The Bible
Is historical fiction and fairy tales, not fact.
Why do you think the money raised by this contest should go to the charity you selected?
James Randi is a well-known magician, writer, and leader of the skeptic movement. For years he has promoted science, reason, and critical thinking. Randi takes on supposed psychics, spoonbenders, fortune-tellers, and healers. He tests their claims of supernatural powers and shows how they might use psychology and magicianâ€™s tricks to carry out their supposedly miraculous feats. The James Randi Educational Foundation helps run Randiâ€™s extensive website, works to promote science in schools, and hosts events and conferences that bring together magicians, scientists, and skeptics from all over the world. James Randi is one of my personal heroes, and I am proud to support his organization by running for Unholiest huMan On Campus.
Are you also unholy? Then you might like to learn more about the following organizations. Check them out!
James Randi Educational Foundation: www.randi.org
MIT Atheists, Agnostics, and Humanists Club (MITAAH): www.mit.edu/~mitaah
To become involved with MITAAH, come to one of our events or send me an email: [email protected]
The Skeptic Society: www.skeptic.com