I boxed up all of it and put it out in the garage where it sat for two years until I finally got rid of it. I retained a shelf of items that the kids still feel sentimental about, so as not to push too hard, and the Clear Word and a few key EGW books that my husband wanted to retain for reference. I suspect he would probably let me clear those out now that we're no longer in debate with any friends/relatives (3 1/2 years out).
I can't believe how much $ that my parents, and then myself, spent on all of that stuff to encourage/support the lifestyle: the complete Bible in Living sound set, the Bible Stories, Original Uncle Arthur set, My Little Friends, almost every EGW book, the SDA Commentaries, and numerous cookbooks, CD and tape sets as well as tons of sabbath school teaching props/toys, and many new books/book series from numerous campmeeting sales. I had collected all the Sam Campbell books - some used and now unpublished and had invested a lot in an SDA homeschooling curriculum, Pathfinder materials and SDA magazine subscriptions. Not to mention the $ we spent on tithe/offerings all those years + sending our kids to SDA summer camps and our son off to academy his freshmen year.
Then on top of that, I had bought a boat load of all the same types of things from regular Christian sources, including a bunch of videos, games and audio books.
If it were up to me, I would do the final purge now, including the regular Christian stuff like the drawer of Veggie Tales videos, but I have the kid's feelings to consider. They've outgrown watching them, but don't want to get rid of them.
I'm friends with a guy in the Boulder Atheist meetup who has a hobby of reading the wackiest religious material he can find. He goes to great lengths to find it too. My copy of The Great Controversy is on loan to him. I explained it as being effectively, "really in depth fan fiction that adds lots of its own details to the original story". He was amused.
Well, fancy meeting you all here! Just found this thread through a Google search. I didn't know this subgroup existed!
I have a full set of Adventist Commentaries, the 27 Fundies book, and four or five different bibles, my favorite being the Jewish Study Bible, not to mention almost every book Egg White ever wrote. Why? Well, my friends, the word of god is a two-edged sword! Lol... Between the Adventist Commentary and the Jewish Study Bible, there isn't a fragment of Adventism you couldn't shred if you were so inclined. I'm not the kind of person to pick a fight, but god help the person who picks one with me! ;)
If you are curious, most of these I obtained for free or nearly so. I'm still a student, and could never have afforded the enormous sum demanded for a commentary, and even if I could have, I wouldn't want them to have the money! I'm not working for the church's downfall or anything crazy like that. But you won't catch me supporting them, either.
The only religious books I still have are an SDA hymnal I got for my 7th birthday that a rat ate some of when I was 8, and a king james bible kept for reference, and a "the way" bible I found at an op shop back when I was religious and just can't say goodbye to because of the adorable 70's publishing quirks and funny, dorky paraphrase style.