Believe it or not, some atheists do celebrate various holidays this time of year. Some of these holidays even involve exchanging gifts. It is also not terribly uncommon for people, regardless of whether they are atheists, to have a reason to buy gifts for atheist friends or family members. You find some gift ideas for atheists in a post I wrote in 2008 and updated last year, and I've got another one here.
Hemant Mehta (Friendly Atheist) brings us news of a news illustrated book that would make a wonderful gift for your atheist friends. It is called Awkward Moments (Not Found In Your Average) Children's Bible - Vol. 1, and it looks incredible. You see, the book is a collection of several verses from the Christian bible which most Sunday schools omit and most Christian parents would be horrified to learn are contained in the bibles they push on their children.
Author Horus Gilgamesh notes that, despite the title, the book is really not meant for children. The humor is fairly adult-oriented. While looking at some of the examples at awkwardmomentsbible.com, I found references to glory holes, drinking beer, and other things that most parents probably would deem unsuitable for their children.
Here's hoping the book does well and leads people to actually read the Christian bible. I suspect if more people knew what was in this bible, we might hear less about it being "holy." Perhaps there would be more atheists too.
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