Honestly, I can’t blame them. It’s not a very nice book. But unlike me, they have to pretend like it’s a source of morality.
I saw these two stories on Friendly Atheist yesterday.
Sam’s Club has stopped selling The Brick Testament for “violence and vulgarity.” If you are into banning books for that reason, this book qualifies. It depicts scenes from the Bible using Lego minifigs. Browse through their books and it’s almost entirely Bibles and books about Bibles. So why is the book vulgar and violent when illustrated, but not in text form?
You also have this gem. A Christian t-shirt shop refused an atheist’s request for a shirt. Why would they do that? Because it was horribly offensive.
I do not permit a woman to teach or to assume authority over a man; she must be quiet.
The woman in this story claims that the atheist disrespected her faith. By requesting a Bible verse on a shirt. While he probably was being a snarky ass, it’s hard to begrudge him from a Christian point of view. After all, that’s in their book. The fact is, our culture is a secular one. This is a very good thing. If all the Bibles mysteriously vanished tomorrow, Christians probably would skip verses like 1 Timothy 2:12 when they were rewriting it from memory.
While this trend is largely positive, I have to suspect that the Christian disgust at the Bible is the real reason that Firefly got cancelled. And that is unforgivable.