London Atheist Group Prepares to Hand Out Godless Condoms

The University College London Union Atheists, Secularists & Humanists are preparing for their organizational fair at the beginning of the year and they plan to hand out condoms with skeptic-friendly phrases on them:

Right now, here’s what they’re considering:

Science: keeping you safe since 1919.

Nothing gets past reason.

Protect thy neighbour as thyself.

We won’t tell you where to stick it.

It’s your decision.

You can vote for your favorite here.

Alex Gabriel at The Heresy Club loves the idea:

I think this is brilliant. It shows atheist communities are sex-positive; we support you having as much or as little sex as you want, however you want, with whomever wants it too, and we don’t think you need permission from God or the Pope. We support contraception giving women control over their bodies, and advances in science that protect us from STIs. We don’t call consensual sex sinful, we celebrate it in all its forms.

Considering how many other groups will likely be handing out Bibles and pamphlets informing everyone how they’re destined for hell if they don’t accept their version of Jesus, this is a welcome alternative.

Though I would take the advice of one commenter:

How about ‘Nothing gets past reason’, followed by ‘But condoms only work like 97% of the time’ in small print below…

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