The Graveyard of the Gods at Hoag attracted more than 150 people on Sept. 25 and 26.
The North Georgia Skeptics Society gave information about gods that people no longer worship, some of them formerly being very popular gods with immense followings.
“The important thing to note here is that religions come and go like fads or trends. In another thousand years, the big three [Christianity, Judaism and Islam] could very well migrate onto this list of deceased gods and religions,” said Sam Thomas, president of the NGSS. “Who knows, they may even be taught as myth. Religions and their gods come and go, most of which are forgotten.”
Doughnuts and candy were provided to students. Some dashed over and grabbed a doughnut on their way to class, while others stayed and talked for awhile.
“Even though I’m a Christian, I see how religions all kind of copy off of each other,” one student said. “And I’m happy to see that you guys are being so respectful.”
The group was happy to see so many people of different faiths engaging in polite conversation.
Many students were pleasantly surprised to find a group on campus that shared the same skepticism about religion.
The group plans to do a ghost/ESP themed event next month and will host a Halloween party.