Wednesday, April 22, 2009

The Green Bible reviewed

Ben's thoughts on The Green Bible. A bible which highlights all the passages which speak about God's concern for the environment. He is rightly skeptical. Two good quotes:

“The Green Bible presents us with a curious kind of natural theology: We start with things we know to be true from trusted sources – Al Gore, perhaps? – and then we turn to Scripture to measure it against those preexisting and reliable authorities. And what a relief to discover that God is green. Because we already know that it’s good to be green – what we didn’t know is whether God measures up to that standard.”


and (quite hilariously)

Perhaps (for a different niche market) we should also produce The Arsonist’s Bible, with verses highlighted orange wherever God burns, scorches, or blows shit up. “Because with 1134 references to fire and burning, and only 158 references to salvation, the Bible carries a powerful message for those who enjoy destroying things.”

13 comments:

SamR said...

verses highlighted orange wherever God burns, scorches, or blows shit up.That's hilarious.

But I now feel all dubious for quoting profanities...

geoffc said...

ha. Well at least it's on a blog nobody reads

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