I gotta read this

Yes, it’s true that like most men my age, I occasionally obsess about sex. I can’t help it really; it’s encoded in my genes. Try as I might, anytime a book comes out with the word sex in the title, I feel compelled to read it (well, at least the opening chapter usually).

So imagine my delight when a fan sent me a link to this article in NPR which featured a new book called “Unprotected Texts: The Bible’s Surprising Contradictions about Sex and Desire”. It’s got everything a growing boy needs: it exposes the hypocrisy of the Bible, AND it dissects the naughty parts of the “Good Book”. What more could you ask for?

If you’re reading the Hebrew Bible, we might have polygamy again. We might have not only polygamy with wives, we might have polygamy with concubines and slaves,” she says. “And if we’re reading the New Testament, we would avoid marriage. The overwhelming opinion of New Testament writers is that marriage is a waste of time and that we shouldn’t be doing it because we should be spreading the Gospel. … If you’re married, you’re totally distracted and not focusing on God. If we took the New Testament seriously, we would all stop being married.

We’ve been saying the same thing here at TGA; any Christian telling you that “God” commands that marriage be a union between only one man and one woman has obviously never bothered to read the Bible. How many concubines and slave girls get raped by the patriarchs of the Hebrews? You don’t even want to know, brother!

Comments (6)

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    Brandon

    I agree with Jennifer on most of this. I’ve said before that I think we, as Christians, put too much emphasis on the “gay topics”. I think God is more concerned about us turning into an overtly sexually perverted society, like Sodom or Gomorrah, which puts too much attention on sex and neglects other parts of life.

    But before I get a ton of hate mail, I’m not talking about an open and free thinking sexual society but one that just turns deviant and inwardly focused and can’t get anything done.

    Everything needs to be taken in moderation, including the good things.

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    Goldnearms

    it’s funny how Brandon tries to find excuses to keep worshiping a fictional book written by a ruler who wants to keep his peoples in line. sad, pathetic, but yet down right hilarious.

  • avatar

    Brandon

    Goldenarms,

    This is how I see your interaction with me on this site.It’s as if I have come into a room full of atheists, engage in conversation with you all, and you are the coward in the room that instead of talking with me you talk to everyone else about me.

    You make general statements about me that are demeaning but never want to debate. Drink some liquid courage and talk with me.

    You are like the Rush Limbaugh of atheism, a mouth piece for them who can only quote out of the atheist script.

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    Goldenarms

    debate what? there’s nothing to debate. you live your life how a king from 2,000 years ago sees fit. wake up, your invisible buddies aren’t real and you dont need a book to know not to kill people.

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    Brandon

    I would say that 90% of what we talk about here on this site isn’t about the existence of God.

  • avatar

    goldenarms

    why would I debate with someone who believes in invisible people? you are brainwashed. wake up

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