Smut For Smut: Porn For Bibles

Derek Ouellette —  March 7, 2010 — Leave a comment

You may have already heard of the Atheist group in San Antonio Texas who have begun a campaign on University ground called Smut for Smut. Students are encouraged to exchange their religious text (Bible, Koran, etc) for the porn magazine of their choice.

The motivation and rational behind this campaign are:

  • Bronze Age tribal nonsense texts written by tent people should not dictate modern science.
  • We should not allow these archaic texts to influence political agendas.
  • Atheists tend to be knowledgeable about what’s in the scriptures and so this campaign is to inform other people about what the scriptures actually say.
  • Why Porn? Because porn is smut and they want to make the comparison between it and the smut of scripture; particularly the parts that say “woman is worth half a man” and “you should beat your children”.
  • To exchange Porn for Bibles is to exchange what is moderately bad for what is very bad.
  • Morality should not be derived from religious texts, but from the accepted standards of society. If citizens murder each other, this is bad for society, therefore it is morally wrong.
  • The Bible contradicts itself on nearly every page – who decides what is morally right or what is morally wrong?

In response I have a few questions of my own:

1. I thought atheist were against proselytizing? But isn’t that what they are doing in this campaign?

2. In reflecting upon their astounding knowledge of the scriptures, please show me the verse that says that “women is worth half a man” and “you should beat your children”? Read the scriptures in context and with the same respect as any other ancient or classical text and explain them to me?

3. I wonder if we should discard the old text of Aristotle or Plato, or how about Galileo? Let’s do away with philosophy, with psychology, with (ah um) science and every other practice of academia? Show me a society which is not informed by it’s past – predominately it’s literature? If what these athiest propose where followed through to its logical end – given the presupposition that archaic texts should not inform the modern mind – we would without a doubt end up back in the Stone Age (pre-Bronze Age).

4. Show me one intelligible person who would compare the Bible as a whole with Hustler magazines? There aren’t any? I’m not saying you can’t find people who make this comparison, just no intelligible ones because the comparson is absurd. What does Jesus and Hugh Hefner have in common?

5. The organizers of the campaign claim that religious text do not inform morality, but society does. In defense to this claim they state: “If citizens murder each other, this is bad for society”. Says who? (C.S. Lewis blows this argument out of the water in Mere Christianity.)

Well, those are my ranting thoughts on this. Watch the interview with Tucker Carlson and Atheist Agenda president Thomas Jackson Here. (Good interview)

What is your reaction to the interview? Add your thoughts below.

Derek Ouellette

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