Trade your Bibles for Porn -- "Smut for Smut" Event!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gU_7j5Ctuo4&feature=player_embedded

The Atheist Agenda, a student group at the University of Texas at San Antonio, hosted a provocative event over the past few days. Students would receive free porn in exchange for their holy texts.

I as a Christian was impressed by their bravery. However, I’m not sure that their tactics will convert many Christians. What do you think?

Here is one atheist’s response:

http://media.www.theindependentutsa.com/media/storage/paper1093/news/2007/02/26/LetterToTheEditor/Annoyed.Atheist.Against.Atheist.Agenda-2741699.shtml

Amusing, but unlikely to accomplish anything. There’s no shortage of Bibles, and there’s plenty of free porn on the Internet.

Amusing my ass. Bunch of ill mannered snot nosed little punks. They’ve accomplished nothing but bringing shame on themselves and embarrassing the rest of us.

I don’t think they should be ashamed and I’m not embarrassed. Perhaps you don’t speak with the authority that you think you do.

It reminds me of the type of shenanigans pulled in the last few years by college campus conservative clubs. Such as the Affirmative Action Bake Sales, that charged white customers a dollar for a donut, and black customers a dime (making the – hur, hur – “point” that minorities always got an official break to attend the college, so they should get one to buy donuts, too).

You know, trolls.

So did you see anyone trade in a bible for some smut? And was it any good, or just weak-sauce stuff like Oui, Hustler, and Penthouse Letters?

Of course not. As it has been hammered out many times in many threads, there is no high authority for atheism.

That said, if their purpose was to convert Christians, then it was monumentally stupid. Doing something they consider crassly immoral and sacrilegious just confirms the stereotype that atheists are an evil force.

As a publicity stunt, well, it depends on whether you view all publicity as good publicity.

I got there toward the end of the events, after they had already put everything away. I didn’t see any exchanges, but I did get to talk to them for a short while. At that time I was the only Christian talking to them.

Is that what their purpose was or were they just being silly college students. Let’s face it, no matter how respectably they act few fundamentalist christians are going to accept them so why bother? I say, if they don’t appreciate you living above their level, then stoop down to theirs and have some fun already!

I imagine it was sort of like a Gay Pride parade. Letting other atheists know that they’re not alone.

Besides, it would have to be good porn - there’s some quality sex and violence in the Bible. One wouldn’t want to trade down.

Oh C’mon Oakminster, lighten up. This is funny.

Am I the only one thinking this is funny as hell?

Regardless of whether this was the most tactile event ever organized in the name of spreading Atheism, it surely did have an effect and sparked some debate. And that in itself is part of the point of the organization, I’m sure. Hence, they succeeded.

Nope. A coworker and I were basically crying we were laughing so hard at this.

If it’s trading for the kind of pr0n that it’s the bible, I’m not interested – incest and rape pr0n are not to my liking.

I’m not particularly amused or offended. I think it’s kind of silly and childish.

Does every holy book traded in get the same porn, or is there a sliding scale? I mean, right next to me on the bookshelf in my classroom is a New American Standard Bible, a translation of the Qu’ran, the Book of Mormon, a book of Buddhist scriptures, a book of Hindu scriptures and the Gospel of the Flying Spaghetti Monster. Does the Book of Mormon get me three-way porn? Does Hindu scripture get multiple hand-job videos? I have to know!

Did you know that there is more than one world view? (It’s surprising how many people don’t seem to be aware of that fact).

Why do people so often assume that atheists are interested in converting anyone?

The sort of thing I’d have found screamingly funny as a college student after a few joints, but which I’d have soon regretted as displaying to the whole world an embarrasing degree of callowness. :smack:

I think it’s funny. I also think some of the college age men I know would have loved this event and would consider it a chance to actually use the gift bibles they received as graduation presents for something they wanted.