Atheists to encourage Bible reading!
Atheists plan to give Florida schoolkids free atheist literature as a response to free Bibles being given out. I doubt that either will be much read -- with one exception. The atheists are giving out a book titled: “An X-Rated Book: Sex & Obscenity in the Bible.”. That would interest any kid and should lead to more Bible reading!
Atheists in Orange County, Fla., are taking the Bible to task. Central Florida Freethought (CFF), a local, secular group associated with the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF), plans to distribute atheist books in public schools after a religious organization began giving away free Bibles in 11 of the county’s public schools. At least one of the literary works, “An X-Rated Book: Sex & Obscenity in the Bible,” is sure to raise eyebrows.
Under the district’s rules, outside groups — believing and non-believing, alike — are invited to hand out faith-based materials. However, representatives of various organizations are not allowed to have contact with students. They can, however, setup a table and leave the materials for consumption. Information that includes pornographic material and references that tout tobacco, alcohol and drugs will not be allowed.
Considering these banned subjects, the FFRF’s book, “An X-Rated Book: Sex & Obscenity in the Bible,” will likely raise the ire of critics. The title alone leads one to wonder if the contents will render it unacceptable.
Posted by John J. Ray (M.A.; Ph.D.).