Read your bible? Trade it in!

mcrain

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Campus atheists offer free porn in exchange for Bibles
Cory Doctorow at 9:12 PM March 3, 2010

Atheist Agenda, a campus group at U Texas San Antonio, has created a "Smut for Smut" program, where they'll trade you high-grade porn in exchange for your Bibles and other religious material. The idea is to highlight that the Bible is as full of bad ideas and bad depictions of those ideas ("a woman is worth half a man") as pornography.

Many of my friends espouse some kind of faith, and it's clear to me that they get some good out of it. My feeling is that religion and faith, like music or sports or drugs or creativity, is a way of making parts of your brain light up in a way that is pleasurable and that often encourages you to do good. I think that part of it is good.

But just like all of those things, religion and faith make some people do bad things, as they find pathological ways of evoking the pleasurable sensation in their minds. I also think that the pleasurable sensation that attends the numinous state is a powerful conditioner of behavior, and that it can be exploited to get people to do terrible things (cf violent religious extremism), or merely things that are not good for them (deferring to religious authorities with bad ideas, giving money they can't afford to religious causes).

Well, we have Bronze Aged tribal nonsense, these things written by people in tents ages ago, and we're using this to renounce science standards in our classrooms in America. We're using it to kind of influence our political agenda.
And we've read it. Atheists actually tend to be rather knowledgeable about scripture, and we are using this as a medium to get people to know what's actually within the religious text that they hold so dear.
http://www.boingboing.net/2010/03/03/campus-atheists-offe.html
 

yg17

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And the great thing is my bible could finally get my rocks off again. It's been a long time since Adam and Eve worked for me.
Do the bibles have to be in good condition or will they accept one with the pages of Genesis stuck together?
 

eawmp1

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Do the bibles have to be in good condition or will they accept one with the pages of Genesis stuck together?
Bwahhahahhah!
Straight...to...hell (do not pass GO; do not collect $200)
 

hulugu

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IntheNet

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I'd like a more detailed discussion of what constitutes the "high-grade porn." Neither of the articles address this important topic.
Whatever that definition is - not that I am at all interested in its detail - I do sincerely hope that these juveniles doing the dissemination are promptly prosecuted; at very least they are wasting their parent's tuition expense at most they are trafficking in illegality. Let us pray that the Dean at U Texas San Antonio investigates these bible burners and brings in law enforcement backed by firm prosecution.
 

Eraserhead

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Whatever that definition is - not that I am at all interested in its detail - I do sincerely hope that these juveniles doing the dissemination are promptly prosecuted; at very least they are wasting their parent's tuition expense at most they are trafficking in illegality. Let us pray that the Dean at U Texas San Antonio investigates these bible burners and brings in law enforcement backed by firm prosecution.
I thought porn was legal. And its freedom of speech too.
 

MacDawg

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Whatever that definition is - not that I am at all interested in its detail - I do sincerely hope that these juveniles doing the dissemination are promptly prosecuted; at very least they are wasting their parent's tuition expense at most they are trafficking in illegality. Let us pray that the Dean at U Texas San Antonio investigates these bible burners and brings in law enforcement backed by firm prosecution.
Hmmmm, that sounds like it would be a "not quite as cheap" publicity stunt to me
 

Rt&Dzine

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A University spokesman says this is totally legal. Plus, this is Texas. They don't like laws.
 

.Andy

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Whatever that definition is - not that I am at all interested in its detail - I do sincerely hope that these juveniles doing the dissemination are promptly prosecuted; at very least they are wasting their parent's tuition expense at most they are trafficking in illegality. Let us pray that the Dean at U Texas San Antonio investigates these bible burners and brings in law enforcement backed by firm prosecution.
Incredible how quickly "socially liberal" and "freedom of speech" goes out the window when they are doing something you don't agree with.

p.s. I am burning a bible and a copy of the selfish gene right now.
 

yg17

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Whatever that definition is - not that I am at all interested in its detail - I do sincerely hope that these juveniles doing the dissemination are promptly prosecuted; at very least they are wasting their parent's tuition expense at most they are trafficking in illegality. Let us pray that the Dean at U Texas San Antonio investigates these bible burners and brings in law enforcement backed by firm prosecution.
Why do you hate freedom?