Saturday, May 5, 2012

Savage exegesis

The Bible is filled with bigotries: It's anti-gay, anti-woman, anti-foreigner (killing everyone of another tribe is God's command), anti-freethinker (kill all those who don't believe the right thing), etc.

Anyone who has read the Bible knows this.

The problem is people are told from childhood that the Bible is all-good book. It isn't. That's why some liberal Christians try to twist the bad stuff (primarily the anti-gay stuff) in the Bible and try to make it look not-so-bad. But they look ridiculous in the process.

Dan Savage said the right thing: The Bible is full of bullshit.

Accurately Describing the Bible Is Not Oppression