Courtesy of GQ:
The Holy Bible is rated very highly by all the people who supposedly live by it but who in actuality have not read it. 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. It is repetitive, self-contradictory, sententious, foolish, and even at times ill-intentioned.
Indeed. I agree wholeheartedly.
As you can imagine that has some Christian leaders all worked up.
Including, of course, Franklin Graham.
Okay somebody needs to tell these idiots that just because somebody BUYS the Bible that does not mean they have READ the Bible.
It is actually rare for anybody to sit down and read the entire book from cover to cover.
I actually HAVE read the Bible, which separates me from the vast majority of people who self identify as Christians.
I was in my teens when I read it the first time, and found it laborious and poorly written.
I quite literally could not imagine how such a piss poor book could have inspired an entire religion.
I attempted to read it again in my twenties, but then one day suddenly stopped with the realization that doing so was a complete waste of my time.
And I stand by that assessment.