The bible as pornography
August 8, 2010 by Bill
Millions go around blabbing about the “holy” bible, a book they have not read and know absolutely nothing about. Polls have shown that 90% of regular churchgoers cannot name the four gospels or the first and last book of the bible, while their minister rants and raves about the book once a week. Presidents put their hand on the “family bible,” although it’s likely none of them have ever read it all. Bible clubs put the book in hotel rooms, although most likely, none of the members of the “club” have ever read it entirely.
Millions of the bible belt Christians, as well as millions of others who are gullible and naive, gush about the bible as the “word of God” while being totally and absolutely biblically illiterate. Clergy and priests who know better are afraid to talk about it or they would lose their congregations and the money, as many have told me.
The bible is filled with incest…gang rape…adultery…debauchery…abortion…animal sex with both men and women…for their pleasure. Lot “laid” both of his daughters and got them pregnant. They enjoyed it so much they fed him wine until he did it again. Ammon rapes his sister, Tamar. God “commands” Hosea to marry a whore.
I do not have space to give you the thousands of examples of the pornographic material. Juicy stuff. Depending on what bible you read with different translations, the meaning is still not lost. Examples:
New International Bible: “There she lusted after her lovers, whose genitals were like those of donkeys and whose emission was like that of horses.”
New Revised Standard Bible: “She lusted after her paramours there whose members were like those of donkeys and whose emission was like that of a stallion.”
Good News Bible: “She was filled with lust for oversexed men who had all the lustfulness of donkeys or stallions.”
A comical side note here to make you laugh. The books of Mark Twain were banned in many school libraries and public libraries. And still are in many bible belt places. And yet, (now laugh), they all carry the “Holy Bible.”
If you think the clergy are not thrown into total trauma and denial over this subject, let me give you a personal example.
My weekly columns for years were published in Everett, Washington and Tacoma, Washington. They were read all over the area from Seattle north and south. I was invited to lecture at the Community College in Everett. The Ministerial Alliance was invited to sit on the stage behind me. My last column had been The Sexuality of Jesus. The ministers had gone ballistic. Half of the Alliance refused to sit on the stage with me, and the half that showed up completely shunned me, refusing to speak to me. Only two went out of their way to say “congratulations on a brilliant column.” A Jesuit and the Rabbi both valued truth and scholarship.
All of the Baptist ministers in the area, about 20, met with the publisher of the paper in which this column appeared. They told her if she did not cancel my column, they would all have their congregations march in front of the paper’s building, blocking traffic to the office, and demanding my column be dropped.
In my column I had quoted from the Gnostic Gospels, older and more authentic than Matthew, Mark, Luke and John: “The companion of Jesus is Mary Magdalene. Jesus loved her more than all his disciples and would often kiss her on the mouth.”
Jesus was a Hebrew male, a man in the fullest sense and a sexual human being in the same sense that all men are sexual human beings. In Judaism they disdained celibacy. There are no instances of celibacy in the entire Old Testament, the Apocrypha, the Qumran scrolls, the Mishnah or the Talmud. There is no question in the Gnostic Gospels that Jesus and Mary Magdalene were sexual companions.
For writing this in my column, the Ministerial Alliance shunned me. My writing had put a spotlight on their own biblical and religious illiteracy as well as the game they were playing with their congregations.
The bible should be sold in stores that say, “For Adults Only….X-rated books.”
It would take 20 more columns to give you all the references and texts in the bible of what we would today call “pornography.”
There was an article in the August 9, 2010 edition of Newsweek magazine on Mark Twain. When his books were accused of soiling young minds, and banned in some libraries, Twain asked if the young are forbidden to read the bible. The librarian was furious, replying, “Of course not” and so Twain wrote down some extracts from the bible, illustrating that the bible was undoubtedly “soiling” young minds as well.
Perhaps this column has given you an insight into a bible you did not know existed. You did not know because you have never been told, until now.