I thought there was only one Bible?
I guess file this under "duh". Apparently there are 100's of versions of the Bible. I don't know what I was thinking - like every hotel in the world orders from the same link on Amazon. It turns out you can buy a different Bible for every day of the week - women's Bibles, study Bibles, devotional Bibles, Catholic Bibles, New American Standard, King James (I heard he was gay?) and speaking of . . . The New Testament For Lesbian, Gay, Bi and Transgender. Interesting.
The other day I mentioned feeling a little inspired to revisit Christianity, if only in the academic sense. (Right, because I'm such an academic. You do know I read D-Listed every day.) I realized we must be total heathens because not only do we not have a Bible in the house, I didn't even know where to begin to get one. I landed on a women's devotional Bible after a bit of consideration. The thing is heavy!
I'm on chapter one. I'm taking "he made the world in seven days" to be poetic license for "the cosmos evolved over the course of billions of years, which is irrelative anyway since there was a universe before our earth started revolving around our sun". Also, that bit about humans ruling over the animals screams "protect them! protect the environment!" to me.
So far, so good.
I can't wait to get to the part about fire and brimstone, but I think that's like 1500 pages from now. Boo.
Here are a few hilariously disturbing "Christian" right wing propaganda posters.