Sunday, July 1, 2007

Ban The Bible?

The wonderful Secular Humanist Society of New York publishes a monthly newsletter called "Pique". I just received the July issue Yesterday, and found a fascinating little article about the Chinese, the Bible, and indecency:

"More than 800 Hong Kong residents have called on authorities to reclassify the Bible as "indecent" due to its sexual and violent content.

The complaints follow the launch of an anonymous Web site - -which said the book "made one tremble" given its sexual and violent content, including rape and incest, and that the Bible's sexual content "far exceeds" that of a recent sex column published in the Chinese Univeristy's Student Press magazine, which had asked readers whether they'd ever fantasized about incest or bestiality.

If Hong Kong's authorities do classify it as "indecent," only adults over 18 will be allowed to buy the Bible - sealed in a (we assume plain) wrapper with a statutory warning notice."

With all the sex, incest, rape, sodomy, bestiality, murder and just general brutality that is in the Bible, I am in absolute agreement that this is a book that should only be in the hands of those over the age of 18 (or maybe, even 21). Also, this is a fictional book that is used to brainwash millions of children everyday, around the world.

Do you agree that the Bible should come with a warning lable? Tell us what you think!