This website blocked me from posting comments:

Here’s the comment I tried to post:

Won’t it be a bit traumatic to learn that I killed almost everyone on earth? Won’t it be confusing to learn that I was ok with slavery and with forcing women to marry their rapist? What lessons will they learn from 1 Samuel 15? That if your religious beliefs tell you to kill people, obey them? How old should a child be before they read Song of Solomon, with its sexual imagery? What will it do to a young girl’s self-esteem to read that women should learn in silence and submit to their husbands? I think people keep their children away from the “real” bible for a reason. Be careful.

I’m not sure why that bothered them so much. Do Christians prefer to not think about what is actually printed in their holy book?

9 responses to this post.

  1. Ezekiel 23:20… “There she lusted after her lovers, whose genitals were like those of donkeys and whose emission was like that of horses.”

    Nah, definitely 18 and up, or more likely, forbidden entirely in accordance with the standards of most so-called Christian families. Good luck with your brain washing.


  2. Posted by Kyle on March 9, 2010 at 4:36 pm

    Nah, I think Christians are sometimes just really defensive, really quickly. Sometimes they tend to jump to conclusions or overreact; but who knows if they actually reflect on it later and see it as them in the wrong. Probably not. You just get up in their shit about the real cold hard truth and their entire world crumbles for a minute…which kinda riles them up I guess. lol


  3. There are indeed Christians who read the Bible as literally true.

    There are others, like me, who don’t take it so.

    For instance Psalm 137:9 says:

    “Happy is the one who takes your babies and smashes them against the rocks!” This has nothing to do with a loving god, but is just what one set of people thought a long time ago

    There is, however, validity in the message “Love one another”. Let’s not throw out the baby with the bath water


  4. Elizabeth,

    The thing is, I drained all the bathwater and there was no baby in sight. I think that your position on the Bible is much more respectable than the literalist position, but there are still some things I don’t understand. How do you decide which passages to accept as true, and which are just “what one set of people thought a long time ago”? I suspect that you approach the Bible with a pre-existing set of ideas. For example, independent of the Bible, you think that “love one another” is a good message and “smash a baby’s head” is a bad message. Since you have to use your own moral judgment to decide which passages are true and which can be dismissed, we don’t really need the Bible to give us morals, we need morals to judge the Bible.


  5. You don’t have to see the Bible as a moral compass to appreciate it. You can appreciate it as a work of literature, as even Richard Dawkins will tell you.


  6. I have read the Bible as a piece of literature, and was riveted. Could hardly put it down. As a guide to life: not so much. As a testament to God: epic fail.

    P.S. Love your tweets. Follow you religiously (no pun intended, I think).


  7. Posted by Shakir on February 12, 2011 at 5:25 am

    Almighty god…..are u the god of all religions or just Christianity? Im muslim but i believe in the bible…but i must know so i have a reason to unfollow u on twitter..LOL JP


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