Secular Camp In Collin County Focuses On Questions, Not Answers

August 31, 2009

Author: Avi Selk

Source: The Dallas Morning News

"Mommy," 5-year-old Joseph recently asked Amie Parsons, "if Jesus was a carpenter and was real, and God isn't real, does that mean Jesus built the schools and buildings?"

Parsons, who describes herself as nonreligious, was delighted by her son's slightly confused question.

"We tell him to ask lots of questions," she said. "We're not real big into telling him what to think or what to believe."

On Sunday, Parsons watched Joseph play with nearly 40 other kids on an 18-acre farm in Princeton that she had helped convert into Camp Quest Texas, the state's first camp for the children of atheists, agnostics and other "free thinkers."