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Old 03-13-2002, 03:42 AM   #1
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Does stupidity (like this here) still shock you, as it does me?

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CHRISTCHURCH - Christian Heritage Party Leader Graham Capill is calling on the public to boycott all Christian bookstores selling 'the Bible' - a publication he claims is "filled end-to-end with depraved pornography, and should be banned."

"While individuals are free to choose their own damnation by going to an R18 movie or hiring a smutty video," stated the Reverend Capill. "It is quite another thing to display a book to the general public on your shelves which, amongst other things, portrays the use of female slaves and captives as sexual toys,1 portrays polygamy and concubinage as something that's "normal"2, and graphically describes a depraved scene of drunken incest between a father and his two daughters."3




"What particularly disturbs me," added Graham Capill. "Is that this morally corrupt book can be freely picked up and read by children! We must ensure that free access to this material is restricted or, as I would prefer, removed entirely."



Ms Janice Sappho of the Office of Film and Literature Classification confirmed that the Bible was currently awaiting censorship classification.

"The Films, Videos, and Publications Classification Act lists six categories of material which are automatically objectionable," explained Ms Sappho.

"The Bible fails on all six."

"Within its pages, we found such demented acts as the taking of 32,000 virgins as booty by the Israelite army, the slaughter of their entire families in front of them - and some 32 of the virgins being offered to their tribal god.4 The book goes on to tell filthy stories of men who "eat their own dung, and drink their own piss,"5 and includes another story of 600,000 men being circumcised at a place perversely named "the Hill of Foreskins".6


"At one point in the book God threatens to spread dung on the faces of his own priests!7 It's sick stuff, like I've never encountered before," the clearly disgusted Government Censor commented.

Reverend Capill stressed the potential damage caused by the "morally turpid" material contained in the Bible, and claimed that "studies done around the world have shown the link between reading the Bible and sexual crime."

"What worries me is what happens to the mind of a Bible-reader after he reads of, for example, Onan having sexual intercourse with his dead brother's widow and deliberately "spilling his semen on the ground."8 What sort of ethic does that teach young people reading these words, I ask?

"What sort of ethic is taught from a book that describes a woman "seizing another man's genitals", and prescribes that "you shall cut off her hand; show no pity"?9 It's most un-Christian, that's what it is!"

"Although I would rather not, I forced myself to read all the pornographic material in the Bible. In one disturbing incident a woman is "wantonly raped, and abused all through the night", before being found by her master, cut up into twelve pieces and then sent to different parts of Israel.10 You can just imagine what sort of demented psychos this literature would produce if people took it seriously," lamented Reverend Capill.

"Why, one book [The Song of Solomon] even contains poems that glorify a love affair between two unmarried persons! Instead of the Christian view of sex - as a life-long commitment of love within a stable relationship - we read such sexually explicit descriptions as "Your two breasts are like two fawns,"11 and "They played the whore in their youth; their breasts were caressed there, and their virgin bosoms were fondled,"12 and "My beloved thrust his hand into the opening, and my inmost being yearned for him."13




"These lewd acts should be confined to the secrecy of the marriage chamber," protested Reverend Capill. "Yet we find this perverse material being offered on shelves to our children!"

"If the Bible is not banned immediately, the very moral fabric of society is at risk!" Graham Capill warned. n

Ref: 1. 2 Samuel 5:13, Judges 19-21, Numbers 31:18; 2. Genesis 15:3; 29:20-28; 35:22 et al; 3. Genesis 19:30-38; 4. Numbers 31:17-40; 5. 2 Kings 18:27, Isaiah 36:12; 6. Joshua 5:3; 7. Malachi 2:3; 8. Genesis 38:9; 9. Deuteronomy 25:11-12; 10. Judges 19:25-29; 11. Song of Solomon 4:5; 7:3; 12. Ezekiel 23:3; 13. Song of Solomon 8:10.
I read some racist comments from politicians on the same website, too. Sigh... some folks just don't GET it.

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Old 03-13-2002, 04:00 AM   #2
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thats gotta be a joke, surely @ some people
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Old 03-13-2002, 05:32 AM   #3
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"What worries me is what happens to the mind of a Bible-reader after he reads of, for example, Onan having sexual intercourse with his dead brother's widow and deliberately "spilling his semen on the ground."8 What sort of ethic does that teach young people reading these words, I ask? "

Use a towel?

"What sort of ethic is taught from a book that describes a woman "seizing another man's genitals", and prescribes that "you shall cut off her hand; show no pity"?9 It's most un-Christian, that's what it is!"

It is definately more Christian to kick a man in the nuts. Dont grab!

"Why, one book [The Song of Solomon] even contains poems that glorify a love affair between two unmarried persons! Instead of the Christian view of sex - as a life-long commitment of love within a stable relationship - we read such sexually explicit descriptions as "Your two breasts are like two fawns,"11 and "They played the whore in their youth; their breasts were caressed there, and their virgin bosoms were fondled,"12 and "My beloved thrust his hand into the opening, and my inmost being yearned for him."13 "

Hmm, he has never read any Joan Collins trash.

I thought Christian were big readers of the bible?
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Old 03-13-2002, 06:12 AM   #4
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That's pretty funny. What site did you find it on? It doesn't sound Landover-esque.

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Oh, come on. That has to be from the Onion or something.

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yes and Harry Potter promotes interest in the Occult to unsuspecting children...

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If word gets around that the bible is loaded with "depraved pornography", "sexual toys", "incest" and such....lots more people might start reading it.
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I knew it was humor the minute I read it, but the article makes a lot of sense factually. The Bible would be considered an obscene book, if it had not been a holy book, full of enough violence and sex to tip off modern censors.

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Old 03-14-2002, 12:40 AM   #10
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Originally posted by Achtung Bubba:
Shock of shocks... it's fake.

In a search that took two seconds I discovered the source:

A website called The Kumara, an ADMITTED "humor" site.

Foray, check your sources before you start bandying about declarations that others "don't get it".
Thank goodness. Looks like I'm the one who didn't 'get it'. I'm not used to that sorta humour.

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No problemo, foray.
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Originally posted by melon:
I knew it was humor the minute I read it, but the article makes a lot of sense factually. The Bible would be considered an obscene book, if it had not been a holy book, full of enough violence and sex to tip off modern censors.

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Thanks Bubba for your research. I have to admit, humour aside, it got me wondering. Because it is a book of faith, does that mean it should escape censorship?

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"studies done around the world have shown the link between reading the Bible and sexual crime."


that part was highly hilarious
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Shock of shocks... it's fake.

In a search that took two seconds I discovered the source:

A website called The Kumara, an ADMITTED "humor" site.

Foray, check your sources before you start bandying about declarations that others "don't get it".
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What sort of ethic is taught from a book that describes a woman "seizing another man's genitals", and prescribes that "you shall cut off her hand; show no pity"?9 It's most un-Christian, that's what it is!"
this is my fav bit



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