Oh Crumbs! Comic Genesis upsets Christian Institute
An illustrated version of the Book of Genesis by Robert Crumb has offended the religious sentiments of a group of Christians.
The arch homophobes of the Christian Institute do not like the fact that their sex-and-violence ridden “holy book” has been graphically exposed as being ridden with sex and violence. Spokesman Mike Judge said:
It is turning the Bible into titillation. It seems wholly inappropriate for what is essentially God’s rescue plan for mankind.
If you are going to publish your own version of the Bible it must be done with a great deal of sensitivity. The Bible is a very important text to many many people and should be treated with the respect it deserves.
Er… it is being treated with the respect it deserves, Mikey.
Representing it in your own way is all very well and good but it must be remembered that it is a matter of people’s faith, their religion.
Faith is such an important part of people’s lives that one must remember to tread very carefully.
What on earth for? If you believe that the Bible is “God’s rescue plan for mankind,” then you have made a mistake. You can’t expect people to tiptoe around your mistake-based sensitivities.