Making an Atheist Read the Bible, for Cash

September 22, 2008 | By | 1 Reply More

Here’s an interesting recent event: Atheists collecting for charity by publicly reading from holy texts. College students at Penn State came up with the idea, and in 9 hours they raised over $500 to give to Doctors without Borders.

They set up a table with copies of a wide assortment of religious texts. For a donation, a passer-by could have them read any passage they chose. King James? No problem. Koran, Bhagavad Gita? Sure. Scientology, FSM? Why not? It’s for a good cause.

Some potential donors said that, while they approve of Doctors Without Borders, they wouldn’t want to donate though an atheist campaign. A couple of others “flipped them off”. But most were supportive of the idea.

I wonder how well this would work out in the “real world”?


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  1. Erich Vieth says:

    How about a booth where Christians read the Koran to raise money? Or where Muslims read the Book of Mormon? Let's trick all kinds of cocksure people into being more widely read and MAYBE more tolerant through this wonderful scheme.

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