I already like this better than Smut for Smut.
The Eastern Connecticut Atheist and Freethinker Fellowship is holding a “Science for Bibles” exchange in which anyone can turn in a Bible and get a fantastic science book in return:
The event is being held to honor “The National Day of Reason,” an alternative to the sectarian “National Day of Prayer” also held on May 3rd each year. Anyone who brings a Bible to the event will receive a free copy of one of several scientific publications: Charles Darwin’s “Origin of Species,” Carl Sagan’s “Cosmos,” or Richard Dawkin’s “The Magic of Reality.”
I don’t know how they’re going to keep the atheists away… Hell, my Bible collection is *huge* and I could easily part with some of them for a few good science books. (Note to atheists: Stay away! Christians need these books more than you do!)
Group member Kristin Bales hopes the event will inspire atheists who are afraid to talk about their identity. “Coming out as an atheist in a Christian-dominated society can be a frightening thing,” she explains. “Our group provides a safe place to discuss your ideas without fear of rejection.”
If you’re someone who would genuinely like to trade your holy books for something worthwhile, the event occurs on May 3rd from 11:00a-3:00p in Putnam, CT at 189 Main Street.