Atheist Group: Trade Your Bibles in for Porn

A campus atheist group began its attention-seeking holy book-for-porn program on Monday at the University of Texas at San Antonio.

For three days, members of Atheist Agenda will give students pornographic magazines in exchange for any religious texts as part of their annual “Smut for Smut” campaign. Leaders of the atheist group argue that religious books contain violence, spark religious wars, advocate for the mistreatment of women and are therefore no better than pornography.

“It's a First Amendment right,” said Bradley Lewis, 18, who plans to join the Atheist Agenda, according to the San Antonio Express-News. “If religious groups can put out missionaries and go knock on my door and wake me up at 7 a.m. on a Saturday morning, I can put a table outside of the college.”

As expected, the group’s action has offended religious students. A group of Christians gathered to protest the event and in the afternoon a Christian student debated the Atheist Agenda president, Carlos Morales.

The event attracted hundreds of students to the university’s main plaza Monday. Some of the students were seen carrying signs with messages such as, “Jesus Saves” and “Jesus loves the Atheist Agenda,” while others sang hymns, according to the UTSA student newspaper The Paisano.

Robin Lorkovic, 18, who held the sign, “God Loves You! Keep your Bible and learn from it!,” said, “I don’t really feel like that is appropriate at all,” according to the Express-News.

“I am a Christian, I believe in God’s love and I am here to stand my ground and stand up for what I believe in.”

University officials admit that the atheist event is controversial and the majority of students do not agree with it. But they also said the event is legal and students have the right to freedom of speech and assembly.

“They (Atheist Agenda) admitted it’s a publicity stunt,” said Michelle Brossart, a UTSA student who is offended by the event, to The Paisano. “They want to evoke crazy emotions out of people because they want to make their agenda known."

“But only very, very few people are actually gaining anything from this,” she said.

Atheist Agenda began the “Smut for Smut” campaign at UTSA in 2005. The first campaign gained major media attention across the nation. Subsequent events have also attracted national coverage, but to a lesser extent.

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This would be funny, quite so actually, if it wasn't so destructive.

For three days, members of Atheist Agenda will give students pornographic magazines in exchange for any religious texts as part of their annual “Smut for Smut” campaign.

If they want to drive their cars off cliffs, I guess that's their choice, but they really shouldn't expect Christians to join them.

Leaders of the atheist group argue that religious books contain violence, spark religious wars, advocate for the mistreatment of women and are therefore no better than pornography.

So they compare Holy Writ to porn. Speaking of comparisons, I'll bet they'd be really offended if someone put up a sign with a picture of Homo sapiens labelled "Christians" next to a picture of Australopithecus afarensis labelled "Atheists", wouldn't they?

Free speech, baby. It's not just for progressives any more.

Well I guess the only thing that we can do for people like this is pray for them.

I saw a report on this on FoxNews yesterday. They interviewed someone from the atheist group. He seemed defensive and angry, and I can only surmise that he is defensive about his atheisim and he is angry because, deep down, he knows he is wrong.

One Christian student summed it up accurately. He said that they really don't have a poignant message, and that they are just there to insult people and garner attention.

I think they have admitted as much, so what's their point, really?

Have people in these groups ever realized?:

If one chooses a life of selfish indulgence of the basic instincts, one will walk around like a person with a teaspoon and a sugar bowl: dipping the teaspoon into the sugar bowl frequently, taking a sweet lick that doesn’t last, constantly searching for the next temporary high via sex, drugs, materialism, extreme vanity, gambling, food, pursuit of trying to invent something artificially different for the few seconds of shallow amusement it provides, to no long term satisfaction. The search continues indefinitely, always believing that peace and satisfaction will be coming soon. There IS NO LONG-TERM FUTURE SATISFACTION IN THE PURSUIT OF THIS TYPE OF LIFESTYLE. Placing oneself at the center of the universe in the constant pursuit of self-comfort and self-pleasure is not the answer. It becomes an egomaniacal mini god-complex where it becomes too easy to blame others when one won’t find peace, satisfaction, and romantic joy.

If one chooses to give one’s life to the Church’s way of sacrificial, true love for spouse and kids, one can experience the True love that makes one’s heart sing and will rock you to the depths of your bones. Deep, romantic, sacrificial, True Love via God’s Covenant for man and woman is The Way, The Truth, and The Life.

Everyone needs to make a choice of which of the 2 lifestyles one will embrace as the major focus of one’s life. There’s no other way. Pop culture is a giant wedge that will force passionate people to decide, one majority or the other. :slight_smile:

Could these people get any more desperate?:eek:

Wow imagine walking around with that much anger and desperation, very sad really, yep they do need our prayers!

Um yeah. National Blasphemy Day. Art for art’s sake and taking a consecrated communion host and driving a nail through it. These new Atheists (anti-theists) are not just bent on proselytizing but on an all out attack on God. It is curious to me that people who don’t believe in a mythical non existant thing expend so much energy trying to fight it and the people who believe in it.

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Well I guess the only thing that we can do for people like this is pray for them.

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That's because we don't have state power. If we did, there'd be a few other things. :knight2:

These jerks are a fringe element the same way that the Westside Baptist Church is a fringe element of the legitimate Baptist faith.

I don’t judge groups by the whackos on the extreme edges.

Hasn’t this Bible for Porn swap been done already? :hmmm:

Yes, back in 2005. Same group, same college campus.
msnbc.msn.com/id/10349028/

Shock stunts are maybe interesting the first time, but the second time around they are risk being merely tedious. Although the first time it was during Advent, and this time during Lent, so there is slight amount of novelty. Still, I wouldn’t give these college kids any more publicity than they’ve gotten.

"A campus atheist group began its attention-seeking holy book-for-porn program on Monday at the University of Texas at San Antonio.

For three days, members of Atheist Agenda will give students pornographic magazines in exchange for any religious texts as part of their annual “Smut for Smut” campaign. Leaders of the atheist group argue that religious books contain violence, spark religious wars, advocate for the mistreatment of women and are therefore no better than pornography."

This group has it bass ackwards. Growing numbers of men who view sex as a lust sport via pop culture media and porn is why more and more men are turning women into sex-and-run victims, leaving them to struggle to raise the kids by themselves. Why would anyone run from someone they truly loved??? They wouldn’t. Weak men run from responsibility when they are not truly in love. And porn is making the problem worse. The progressives and the terrorists are teaming up to destroy the nation from the inside.

Spend more time in pornographic pop culture = become more self-centered. Spend more time in Church = become more others-centered.

[quote="Rich_Olszewski, post:10, topic:189314"]
These jerks are a fringe element the same way that the Westside Baptist Church is a fringe element of the legitimate Baptist faith.

I don't judge groups by the whackos on the extreme edges.

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Which groups are you referencing, and seemingly, defending? :shrug:

I don't think I lumped this group in with all atheists. My post speaks specifically about this group and the representative I saw interviewed on TV.

No broad brush strokes here.

very sick - disgusts me -- I watch Jane Velez-Mitchell on HLN talk about the war on women - women and children turning up missing or dead -- but pornography is free speech and the Bible is smut -- twisted

Trade Your Bibles in for Porn

I'll decline the offer, thankyouverymuch. The Bible is chock full of treasures worth infinitely more to me than porn.

Sounds to me the Athiest group got the reaction from their religious counterparts they were looking for....seems atheists aren't the only ones prone to anger.:shrug:

They call evil good and good evil.

Peace,
Ed

[quote="Publisher, post:16, topic:189314"]
Sounds to me the Athiest group got the reaction from their religious counterparts they were looking for....seems atheists aren't the only ones prone to anger.:shrug:

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I don't read a lot of anger in the posts in this thread. The group did get an angry reaction by some on the campus - but to what end? What is their point - that they can anger Christians and other religious groups? What does that prove in the debate of whether or not God exists?

They're giving a bad name to atheists. Making us look perverted or something.

[quote="AJTheMan, post:19, topic:189314"]
They're giving a bad name to atheists. Making us look perverted or something.

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Hear, hear! :thumbsup:

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