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yortsed snacilbuper

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Tue Apr 24, 2018, 09:07 AM Apr 2018

GQ magazine puts Bible on list of classic books not worth reading, incurs the wrath of Christians [View all]

Well, it appears this group of scribes won’t be greeted very warmly at the Pearly Gates.

GQ magazine, a bible of “grooming” tips, gadget suggestions and style advice, has sparked a social media conflagration by calling the Christian Holy Bible “foolish, repetitive and contradictory” and placing it on a list of “21 Books You Don’t Have to Read.”

“The Holy Bible is rated very highly by all the people who supposedly live by it but who in actuality have not read it,” novelist Jesse Ball writes in the magazine. “Those who have read it know there are some good parts, but overall it is certainly not the finest thing that man has ever produced.”

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Can't you say the same thing about most religious texts? IluvPitties Apr 2018 #1
I bet most of those x-tians frothing at the mouth have never read the bible in its entirety. fleur-de-lisa Apr 2018 #2
Ditto NastyRiffraff Apr 2018 #15
Pronouncing the words doesn't count. lindysalsagal Apr 2018 #21
Seriously it puts eyeballs on the list exboyfil Apr 2018 #3
+1 treestar Apr 2018 #20
Mark Twain was a racist. Just read Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. He was a man of his time, so let' Johonny Apr 2018 #4
Yeah, that is astoundingly ignorant. cemaphonic Apr 2018 #13
If RUMP told them to burn the bible bluestarone Apr 2018 #5
THIS!!!! AND they would make up some bullshit excuse PLUS lie and say they never burned it Exotica Apr 2018 #6
and what color do these fools think Chitown Kev Apr 2018 #18
It's funny how none of the offended even try to refute GQ's points. DetlefK Apr 2018 #7
Having read it from cover to cover, I'd say about 90% is not worth reading. FarCenter Apr 2018 #8
"Not to mention long lists of who begat whom." skypilot Apr 2018 #9
It was when I was young and searching for the answer -- there aren't any. FarCenter Apr 2018 #10
Ok, the Bible is not worth reading. But, is GQ worth reading? JustABozoOnThisBus Apr 2018 #11
This particular list has some interesting entries. Jim Lane Apr 2018 #16
Pot calling kettle black nolabels Apr 2018 #12
Hah! The last sentence implies that man created works much better than the 'divinely inspired' Bible TheBlackAdder Apr 2018 #14
Baloney dalton99a Apr 2018 #17
I bet The fucker couldn't even recite one full verse from it bluestarone Apr 2018 #24
That's stupid treestar Apr 2018 #19
Which book in the Bible are they refering to? All? Most? Some? Kaleva Apr 2018 #22
I have a copy on my kindle, it is very difficult to read! yortsed snacilbuper Apr 2018 #23
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