Ban This, Bible!
Buddha killer Becky Garrison is one of the dozen contributors to Banned Questions about the Bible, a book that discusses 50 questions your Sunday school teachers were afraid to answer. The eleven questions Becky was asked to answer in two hundred words or less include: “Aren’t women treated poorly in the Bible?” “Was Mary Magdalene a prostitute?” and “Was the Book of Revelation written in code? Or had the author gone crazy? Was he hallucinating? Were the images meant to be taken literally?”
The responses in this book don’t tell one what to believe but rather encourage readers to delve deeper into the topic and draw their own conclusions.
According to A.J. Jacobs, author of The Year of Living Biblically, “This book isn’t just entertaining and fascinating. It’s inspiring and potentially life-changing. Here’s my own question: Can you be curious and thoughtful about religion and NOT read this book? My answer: No.”
So pick up a copy so you can have something to throw at those faithful who think every biblical line of inquiry can be answered by shouting “Jesus said it. I believe it. That settles it.”