Thursday, 17 May 2007

BIBLE DECLARED XXX MATERIAL IN HONGKONG


Yup, the bible is evil & obscene, as the Hongkies will attest.

As most atheists will tell you, most non-religious people know more about the semantics of the holy bible more than those card-carrying fundamentalists who crutch their bibles outside their fancy churches every other weekend.

And the stark truth is, most pastors in churches often regurgitate the same damn boring verses every other day, especially those "feely-goody" types that would actually keep the masses enthralled, leaving the more unsavory bits of the bible out of religious indoctrination during Sunday Service and Communions. And it is this deliberate omission that leaves most Christians and most of the public in the dark with regards as to how X-rated the bible really is.

The funny side is, all it took was one groovy Hongkie and his heathen website to smash away any delusions with regards to the "purity" of the "good" book:

Yahoo News, 17th May 2007

HONG KONG (Reuters) - More than 800 Hong Kong residents have called on authorities to reclassify the Bible as "indecent" due to its sexual and violent content, following an uproar over a sex column in a university student journal.

A spokesperson for Hong Kong's Television and Entertainment Licensing authority (TELA) said it had received 838 complaints about the Bible by noon on Wednesday.

The complaints follow the launch of an anonymous Web site -- www.truthbible.net -- which said the holy book "made one tremble" given its sexual and violent content, including rape and incest.
(The link, here. Unfortunately, it is in Mandarin, and my Mandarin isn't really up a competent level, so I will leave it to Chinese-reading folks to figure this one out.)

The Web site said the Bible's sexual content "far exceeds" that of a recent sex column published in the Chinese University's "Student Press" magazine, which had asked readers whether they'd ever fantasised about incest or bestiality.


That column was later deemed "indecent" by the Obscene Articles Tribunal, sparking a storm of debate about social morality and freedom of speech. Student editors of the journal defended it, saying open sexual debate was a basic right.

If the Bible is similarly classified as "indecent" by authorities, only those over 18 could buy the holy book and it would need to be sealed in a wrapper with a statutory warning notice.

TELA said it was still undecided on whether the Bible had violated Hong Kong's obscene and indecent articles laws.

But a local protestant minister shrugged off this possibility.

"If there is rape mentioned in the Bible, it doesn't mean it encourages those activities," said Reverend Wu Chi-wai. "It's just common sense ... I don't think that criticism will have strong support from the public," he added.

Reverend Unsure?

Note that when pressed to explain about the obscenity of the contents in the holy book, all he could muster in the defense of his religion was a bloody big "If".

Of course, we wouldn't expect a Reverend to know every crook and cranny in the bible....the stuff is simply too heavy, but surely, as a man of the cloth, wouldn't he be expected to know those naughty bits? Oh well, that's a bit too much to ask for.

Since Reverend Wu is so inept at finding out those obscenities, I shall oblige to do it on his behalf (A list of great bible stories at the end of this article).

Should the Bible Be Restricted to Above-18 Adults?

Personally, I have never felt the need to indoctrinate minors with religion: Their minds are still too young to grasp the concepts of religion and dogma without having the tools to dissect and decide on a rational basis.

If the law dictates a certain decorum or standard for what is and is not objectionable in terms of obscenity and propriety, I think the bible does fit into the category of triple-X porn stories.

Sure, it isn't pictorial, but that doesn't make it any less pornographic.

de Sade: Great Porn. Bible: Third-grade Pornographic Thrash

Nevertheless, I am not in favour of censuring anything, but the very ambiguous concept that the bible can be read by a minor, while some books written by Marquis de Sade can't, does indeed constitute a form of discrimination on a literacy level.

Besides, works by de Sade are written with far better prose than biblical scriptures, which, in my opinion, seems to be the work of dull-witted fundamentalists with too much sexual frustrations to boot.

Bible Teaching: Nix And Pix?

Hailing from one of the most fundamentalist Churches in Singapore (I was brought up in Harvester Baptist Church, with its main branch in Swainsboro, US), I understand how Churches work, and frankly, those unsavory parts are seldom raked up by pastors, unless they wish to perform theological suicide and risk losing their fold.

The really interesting question here: Does the bible contain depictions of obscenity as claimed by the anti-bible protesters?

In order to satisfy the morbid desires of all porn lovers, I have decided to drag a few porno verses from the jolly good book. May you find inspiration in these sick verses.

Sick-to The-Core Biblical Nonsense

(Warning: The following contains biblical violence as stated in the Holy Bible. If you feel uncomfortable with mass rapes, murders and other forms of gruesome violence, kindly leave this page and dump your bible into the dumpster.)

1. Murder, rape and pillage of the Midianites; Female Virgins Becomes Sex Slaves


They attacked Midian just as the LORD had commanded Moses, and they killed all the men. All five of the Midianite kings – Evi, Rekem, Zur, Hur, and Reba – died in the battle. They also killed Balaam son of Beor with the sword. Then the Israelite army captured the Midianite women and children and seized their cattle and flocks and all their wealth as plunder. They burned all the towns and villages where the Midianites had lived. After they had gathered the plunder and captives, both people and animals, they brought them all to Moses and Eleazar the priest, and to the whole community of Israel, which was camped on the plains of Moab beside the Jordan River, across from Jericho.

Moses, Eleazar the priest, and all the leaders of the people went to meet them outside the camp. But Moses was furious with all the military commanders who had returned from the battle. "Why have you let all the women live?" he demanded. "These are the very ones who followed Balaam's advice and caused the people of Israel to rebel against the LORD at Mount Peor. They are the ones who caused the plague to strike the LORD's people. Now kill all the boys and all the women who have slept with a man. Only the young girls who are virgins may live; you may keep them for yourselves.-Numbers Chapter 31:7-18

(For some reason, the authors of such medieval nonsense are often fixated with virgins and intact hymens. No wonder they use terms such as "raptures" to define the End Times: To these ancient misogynists, a ruptured hymen is really the end of womanhood. )

2. God Sanctions Savagery, Extermination, Looting, Rape & Murder

As you approach a town to attack it, first offer its people terms for peace. If they accept your terms and open the gates to you, then all the people inside will serve you in forced labor. But if they refuse to make peace and prepare to fight, you must attack the town. When the LORD your God hands it over to you, kill every man in the town. But you may keep for yourselves all the women, children, livestock, and other plunder. You may enjoy the spoils of your enemies that the LORD your God has given you. - Deuteronomy Chapter 20:10-14

(Spoils of War: Livestock, children, and of course, women. So much for feminism & children's rights....... I wonder if those paedophile priests really treated altar boys as "spoils of war"???)

3. Punishment for Disobedience: Godly polygamy & Infanticide (Acts of A Loving God).

Thus says the Lord: 'I will bring evil upon you out of your own house. I will take your wives [plural] while you live to see it, and will give them to your neighbor. He shall lie with your wives in broad daylight. You have done this deed in secret, but I will bring it about in the presence of all Israel, and with the sun looking down.' Then David said to Nathan, "I have sinned against the Lord." Nathan answered David: "The Lord on his part has forgiven your sin: you shall not die. But since you have utterly spurned the Lord by this deed, the child born to you must surely die." [The child dies seven days later.] -2 Samuel Chapter 12:11-14

(P.S: And to think that our dear Reverend couldn't drag any dirt from his holy bible, tsk tsk. Who's he kidding? Santa Claus???)

9 comments:

Sailesh said...

The bible contradicts itself all over the place. Like a 'loving' god killing his most 'beloved' creations.

Oh and there's an error in your link to the 'Religion is a problem' blog.
Specifically the http part. Would be appreciated if you could fix it so readers won't have to manually type out the URL.

And I'd also like to recommend this fairly new atheist blog to be linked by your site. I find it a pretty good read. http://atheistwager.blogspot.com

Thanks Beast!

BEAST said...

Thanks sailesh. I will try to fix that.

Regards
Beast

rmacapobre said...

finally an objective point of view from a secular government. it is about time a state declares the judeo christian bible for what it really is.

Writer, Splinters of Silver.com said...

Could you give me a couple of New Testament references?

Thanks.

BEAST said...

Mr Splinter:

Kindly explain: What's the difference? Do you mean to say Christians discredit the OT or do they believe in both?

Writer, Splinters of Silver.com said...

Do you mean to say Christians discredit the OT

No but nor do we live in the OT. The OT was law and the NT is grace by which came the gospel and Christ.

The NT is where the majority of modern Christianity gets its gospel, reason to trust in Christ, reason to witness, etc., so why is it that most like to run to the OT to criticise Christianity?

People were first called Christians in Antioch after the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ during the writings of the NT.

Have you found any NT references?

BEAST said...

Hmm. Offhand, I do know that Jesus loves to visit prostitutes, kisses his disciples and even allows a woman to wash his feet with her hair.

NT does have some ancedotes of violence, particularly in the Revelations, of plagues and other nonsensical stuff which can still be classified as x rated violence.

Writer, Splinters of Silver.com said...

Beast,

Honestly none of what you mentioned is "worse" than what is allowed in a 'R' rated movie of today or what can be seen on paid programming such as HBO, etc. Or basic cable for that matter.

You have presented no x-rated material. At best maybe PG-13. :)

BEAST said...

Hmm. This is strange.

First of all, you come with an incredulous excuse to "explain away" the OT. Ok, granted.

Then, I listed to you some of the "not so unsavory parts" of the NT, and thou are still not convinced.

When you talk about violence on an epic scale, such as the OT and the NT, the violence is quite palpable, but of course, to you christians, anything Judaistic is fine.

Jesus kissed his male disciples(Gay?), hanged around with prostitutes, cursed fig trees(for some inexplicable reason, maybe he had low self esteem) and casts demons into pigs so that they commit suicide (animal abuse!).

How much more sex and violence do you need?