A group called Atheist Agenda held an event at my university at which members traded pornography for Bibles, arguing both are smut and so can be bartered. Can you legally trade a playboy for a
Bible, or is that breaking some sort of redistribution clause?
Bryan De Leon San Antonio, Texas Once a person buys a copy of playboy he or she is free to share it with others. And people do—we estimate each issue is read by an average of four people. Atheist Agenda has been holding its Smut for Smut exchange annually at the University of Texas at San Antonio since 2005 to elicit discussion and debate. But we worry that any person of faith who surrenders a holy book for "smut" will feel cheated being given an issue of playboy.
In an effort to label Christian readers
of playboy as hypocrites, a letter writer
in February quotes Jesus as saying that
anyone who looks at a woman with lust
commits adultery. But twisting scripture
is Satan's modus operandi. The word
adultery indicates Jesus condemned only
lusting after married women.
Pine City, Minnesota
A few Playmates have been married when they appeared in the magazine. We just didn't mention it. Now we may have to.
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