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Old October 26th, 2009, 10:28 PM   #1
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The book, which is released this month, carries the warning "adult supervision recommended for minors", and is described as "scandalous satire" by its publishers.

It includes graphic illustrations of Bible characters having sexual intercourse, and other scenes depicting naked men and women as well as "gratuitous" depictions of violence.

Crumb, the book's author, is most famous for his creation Fritz the Cat, a sexually graphic "underground" comic strip. It was turned into a film that became the first animation to receive an X rating.

He has said he does not believe that the Bible is the word of God. "I take it all for myth from start to finish, with probably some faint relation to historical reality." he said.

"They're great stories. But for people to take texts as something sacred, handed down from God... that's pretty backward, I think."

The Book of Genesis illustrated by R. Crumb has been criticised by leading religious groups such as the Christian Institute.

"It is turning the Bible into titillation," said Mike Judge, of the Christian Institute, a religious think-tank. "It seems wholly inappropriate for what is essentially God's rescue plan for mankind.

"If you are going to publish your own version of the Bible it must be done with a great deal of sensitivity. The Bible is a very important text to many many people and should be treated with the respect it deserves.

"Representing it in your own way is all very well and good but it must be remembered that it is a matter of people's faith, their religion.

"Faith is such an important part of people's lives that one must remember to tread very carefully."

Other leading religious figures have been more supportive of the work. "I didn't think it was satire," said the Bishop of Croydon, the Rt Rev Nick Baines.

"He set out to say; 'this is important, fundamental myth' and it seems to me he's done a good job."

A spokeswoman for the Bible Society said she hadn't seen the book but that reviews had suggested that Crumb had "really engaged" with the Book of Genesis.

"It may surprise people but the bible does contain nudity, sex and violence. That's because it contains real stories about real people.

"If by reading the book people are encouraged to re-engage with the Bible then that can only be a good thing."

A spokesman for the Church of England said: "I haven't seen the book but I think trying to sell something by emphasising the sexual nature of some of the scenes doesn't seem to be a good way to pass on the message of the bible."
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Old October 27th, 2009, 09:50 AM   #2
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I'm pleased to see your exhibiting you being a biggot.

No doubt you would descriminate agains't any person who has any type of religious belief.

I'm kinda excited about when we will see you declaring certain race's of people as sub standard, sorry, sub your standard.

On the flip side, and never tell anyone I said this, I always said if a movie was made true to the bible it would have to be rated XXXXXX.

So eat shit and Obama Sucks Ass...
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I'm pleased to see your exhibiting you being a biggot.

No doubt you would descriminate agains't any person who has any type of religious belief.

I'm kinda excited about when we will see you declaring certain race's of people as sub standard, sorry, sub your standard.

On the flip side, and never tell anyone I said this, I always said if a movie was made true to the bible it would have to be rated XXXXXX.

So eat shit and Obama Sucks Ass...
how is posting this article an example of me being a biggot?
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Old October 27th, 2009, 01:53 PM   #4
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I was not going to give you the satisfaction of reading what you posted, which I did not but I say I can agree with Toes, you are a real piece of work. I wonder how you live with yourself. Cya
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The Bible is full of stories of sinners. Just because it is in the book, does not mean is it an example of righteous living. Often you have to show what is wrong in order to highlight what is right. The Bible is also filled with examples of people living above reproach with sexual relationships. The Apostle Paul used to speak out against those who were having public orgies. Just because the Bible talks about having orgies does not mean that everyone should bust out in the middle of Royal Oak and have at.
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RiverView Church in Holt did a Really cool Series on this a couple years ago. It was called the Wicked family tree or something like that. It was basically showing how God used imperfect people to carry out his perfect plan. Starting from the "Begining of the bible" to When Christ was born, and then even farther after that. The Bible is an amazing book that is a Narritive of God trying to bring his Children back to him.

I agree with toes and say that if the bible were a graphic novel, it would have to be X rated. Of course, I tend to live some were between the "beginers bible" that I had when I was 4 or 5 and the X rated version. I don't mind.
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Because we know how you are. You have layed down a presedent regarding religion, primarily christians.
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Because we know how you are. You have layed down a presedent regarding religion, primarily christians.
I posted this article for discussion, I think it's funny. Do you have a problem with the book?
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Why would anyone have a problem with this book?
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I posted this article for discussion, I think it's funny. Do you have a problem with the book?
I didn't read the book, and it dosen't change the fact your a biggot and a racist.
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