Trading Bibles for Porn

Great idea!

SAN ANTONIO — A group of atheists at the University of Texas at San Antonio is putting a novel twist on the toys-for-guns programs run by many urban police departments. But instead of toys, they are handing out porn in exchange for bibles.

“We consider the bible to be a very negative force in the history of the world,” student Ryan Walker said. Walker is part of a student group that calls itself the Atheist Agenda.

Club members this week posted fliers promoting what they call the “Smut for Smut” campaign then set up a table in the student union to collect religious materials and pass out adult magazines such as Black Label and Playboy.

12 Comments

  1. Why can’t people just follow whatever religion or non-religion they want and not bother other people about it? IMO, closed-mindedness is hurting America more than Christianity is.

    And I am not saying that all Athiests are like this, because I know that most Athiests keep it to themselves.

  2. If I had 2 bibles I would have the best of both worlds. But since I have no bibles, I guess I’m just out of luck and have to rely on the internet for my up to date god sightings and free porn.

  3. I’m not sure what their goal is… a good laugh? political recognition? Anyways, I’m an atheist and I think what they did was dumb. Many atheists are struggling to get respect and tolerance. I don’t think that helped. Many religious folk still have bias ideas that atheists have no morals or values. What they did will only support that. I would prefer that they handed out pamphlets discussing the issue of church and state, and how the US government still ignores the constitutional rights of atheists. Ah well.

  4. I love this. Two of my favourite things. Porn and religion bashing.
    I would have been a card carrying member of that group, had there been a branch at my college.

  5. “I would prefer that they handed out pamphlets discussing the issue of church and state, and how the US government still ignores the constitutional rights of atheists. Ah well.”

    The thing is, I am sure there are hundreds of groups that do do this, and we only hear about the one that gives out free porn.

  6. One does have to keep in mind that many many children raised in religious households have merely been going through the motions and are in fact non-believers, or strong doubters, themselves. Going off to college may well be the first time in their lives that they realize they are not alone in their feelings. If Mom and Dad packed me off to State U with a couple of bibles and other religious clap trap, I might feel very liberated by the act of trading a bible for a Playboy. For those who chose to do it, I think it was probably a very cathartic thing. Sure it caused controversy on-campus but that’s where it was supposed to cause it. Making it a news story on a national level takes it out of the context of how liberating the first year away at college can be for many. It’s the first step on a road to mental recovery for many people.

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