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vertigo25's Avatar Comment 1 by vertigo25

oh... man...

What a great idea! :)

Wish had an English version.

Thu, 17 May 2007 07:03:00 UTC | #39126

Geoff's Avatar Comment 2 by Geoff

"If there is rape mentioned in the Bible, it doesn't mean it encourages those activities," said Reverend Wu Chi-wai.

Clearly he hasn't read it, which might seem odd, given his occupation.

There is and it does.

Thu, 17 May 2007 07:07:00 UTC | #39129

v4ri4bl3's Avatar Comment 3 by v4ri4bl3

Funny how one's perspective of a book changes his acceptance of it's content. If the book is considered sacred, there can be no criticism, but when the book is considered with all its peers, it appears so much more toxic.

Thu, 17 May 2007 07:08:00 UTC | #39130

BaronOchs's Avatar Comment 4 by BaronOchs

As much as I like to think of the cognitive dissonance this could cause for the Mary Whitehouses of the world this just gets up my nose. I'm glad I don't live in Hong Kong if that's how patronising it is to its citizens.

Thu, 17 May 2007 07:09:00 UTC | #39131

Geoff's Avatar Comment 5 by Geoff

Comment #41859 by vertigo25 on May 17, 2007 at 8:03 am

Wish had an English version.


Thu, 17 May 2007 07:12:00 UTC | #39132

konquererz's Avatar Comment 6 by konquererz

Its amazing, during bible study with my wife (which incidentally led to my deconversion) we questioned the rape and incest incidents as to why they were in there, what they taught, and what they actually lent to human morality. The answer is nothing, its there for fun, for the sick reader. I think its funny that someone who didn't KNOW the bible accussed it of being obscene and then the pastor didn't KNOW the bible either! Classic!

Thu, 17 May 2007 07:18:00 UTC | #39133

privateeye's Avatar Comment 8 by privateeye

Reporting the bible as obscene in this regard is exactly the correct reposte to the ridiculous ruling on the article in the student journal. Meanwhile here in Britain we have the new laws against religious hatred including publications which preach religious hatred and as far as I know no one has yet reported the bible to the authorities for the reams of vitriol in its pages directed at anyone who has the audacity to believe in any other god. Surely directing them to be stoned to death for this is major religious hatred and the bible should therefore be banned from publication in the UK. Maybe its time I phoned the Police!!

Thu, 17 May 2007 07:23:00 UTC | #39136

Luthien's Avatar Comment 9 by Luthien

Hey Privateeye, I say we start by sueing the Giddions for distributing the thing to every school, hotel, and hospital in the country!

Thu, 17 May 2007 07:47:00 UTC | #39145

Cook@Tahiti's Avatar Comment 10 by Cook@Tahiti

>>9. Comment #41878 by Luthien on May 17, 2007 at 8:47 am

>Hey Privateeye, I say we start by sueing the Giddions

Good idea! A class action! I'm deeply offended on every level.

Thu, 17 May 2007 08:49:00 UTC | #39184

NeoGothic's Avatar Comment 11 by NeoGothic

I've often thought that the 'moral' christians were a bunch of hypocrites to be so obsessed with preventing sex and at the same time to push a book that's loaded with sex. This is a perfect attack strategy: you could wring some good PR out of this by playing up the 'we're protecting children from filth' angle. The best part is that the moment they argue in favor of the bible we could play the 'hypocrite' card. I know it's easy in a logical argument, but it would be so sweet to hoist the christians on their own petard in something that public relations-wise can be seen as victory.

Thu, 17 May 2007 09:24:00 UTC | #39202

NeoGothic's Avatar Comment 12 by NeoGothic

I almost forgot: "Stop Public Pornography"

Thu, 17 May 2007 09:25:00 UTC | #39203

Katana's Avatar Comment 13 by Katana

Maybe they should reclassify it as fiction as well.

Thu, 17 May 2007 11:08:00 UTC | #39250

paulcaira's Avatar Comment 14 by paulcaira


Yes, I'm sure bible study (which I'd never attempted before, having been raised a catholic :-) was the beginning of my deconversion.
If you read the bible, (in this case, the Gospel of Mark) with a good commentary and an open mind, it is astonishing how quickly you realise that it is all a load of utter, utter bollocks.

This is what is depressing about those Discovery Institute classes where they spend all day studying nothing but.

Thu, 17 May 2007 14:10:00 UTC | #39335

LizW's Avatar Comment 15 by LizW

unfortunately TELA have rejected all 2000 complaints and wont send the bible for classification-

"The city's media watchdog yesterday rejected more than 2,000 complaints against the Bible, saying it was part of human civilisation and its contents were not offensive to reasonable members of the community"

apparently because its passed from generation to generation its ok.

Thu, 17 May 2007 14:39:00 UTC | #39357

Axulus's Avatar Comment 16 by Axulus

This reminds me of a game on a local radio show called "passage or porno". The hosts read a few sentences either from a porno script or from a passage in the bible, and the caller is supposed to guess which it is from. It's pretty funny when the caller thinks its from a porno and its actually from the bible.

Thu, 17 May 2007 15:39:00 UTC | #39380

Bonzai's Avatar Comment 17 by Bonzai

Hmm... so if I make a movie based on the bible with all the sex and violence depicted in glorious detail that will be considered family entertainment? Wow, I think the porn industry should take note, maybe Disney will even get a piece of the action..

Do you guys have any good suggestion for the biblical title of my upcoming porno flick? We can have a contest for that.

Thu, 17 May 2007 15:58:00 UTC | #39387

Russell Blackford's Avatar Comment 18 by Russell Blackford

Well, Bonzai, let's kick it around a bit. Hmmm, Glory Hallelujah - The Bible Story Revealed. But that's just a first thought. I often like to whack down a first thought and then refine it, or see what further, hopefully better, ideas it prompts. Over to you and the rest ...

Thu, 17 May 2007 16:28:00 UTC | #39399

Bonzai's Avatar Comment 19 by Bonzai

Yeah Russell you wrote the original terminator right? you must have some nice ideas, maybe you can even write a script and pitch it to some movie people just to see if the genre holy porn will catch on. I can only come up with stupid titles like "one night with onan". "Gang banging at Lot's log" and so on. I should keep my day job..

Thu, 17 May 2007 16:41:00 UTC | #39404

Russell Blackford's Avatar Comment 20 by Russell Blackford

No, no ... I am just the humble author of some tie-in works for the franchise, among my other activities. If I'd written the original thing I'd be rich.

Thu, 17 May 2007 16:46:00 UTC | #39407

Russell Blackford's Avatar Comment 21 by Russell Blackford

I quite like One Night with Onan

Thu, 17 May 2007 16:47:00 UTC | #39409

Bonzai's Avatar Comment 22 by Bonzai

Actually "One Night With Onan,--premature ejeculation can be fatal" would be a nice commercial for stamina medication.

Thu, 17 May 2007 17:09:00 UTC | #39419

I'mNotAlone's Avatar Comment 23 by I'mNotAlone

This seems to be such a fantastic opportunity to
a) point out all the horrid bits of the books that most people dont know about (and religious people tend to hide) and
b) point out the hypocrisy of religious leaders who harp on about sex and violence.

I might just start a petition on the No10 website (here in Britain) to get religious books classified. I dont see why books with this much sex and violence should be accessible to children.
....then there's the teaching of hell and damnation to children. That could be considered to be psychologically harming to children.....

Fri, 18 May 2007 04:40:00 UTC | #39614

EverLastingGodStopper's Avatar Comment 24 by EverLastingGodStopper

There are some fun bible stories illustrated by Lego figures in The Brick Testament:

Sure, show your kids. It's the bible!

Fri, 18 May 2007 22:05:00 UTC | #39899

FXR's Avatar Comment 25 by FXR

What about "God does Dallas"
The God, the Virgin, The Son and the Two Planks!

You could make it in Ireland with a grant from the government but then you'd have to call it:

Sodom and Begorragh!

Sat, 19 May 2007 05:46:00 UTC | #39960

slummingangel's Avatar Comment 26 by slummingangel

how about the resurrERECTION of lazarus and i'm sure there's a foot fetish film in the bible too when jesus clean those peoples feet.

You could make it in Ireland with a grant from the government but then you'd have to call it:

Sodom and Begorragh
brilliant you'd probably get it too

Sat, 19 May 2007 10:14:00 UTC | #39994

slummingangel's Avatar Comment 27 by slummingangel

ah don't sue the gideons i was bored in a hotel room once so decided to read their bible hadn't left page one and i'd found inaccuracies leave them there and let others find these inaccuracies

Sat, 19 May 2007 10:19:00 UTC | #39996

Logicel's Avatar Comment 28 by Logicel

Bonsai wrote, Do you guys have any good suggestion for the biblical title of my upcoming porno flick? We can have a contest for that.

Sadly, all I could come up with is:

Burning desire: bushwhacked in the Bible.

Sat, 19 May 2007 11:08:00 UTC | #40004

Matt2h's Avatar Comment 29 by Matt2h

If you look carefully, you'll see that the source of the article is not "Yahoo! News," which does not write any of its own journalistic material, but Reuters.

Sat, 19 May 2007 18:03:00 UTC | #40048

catchy_nick's Avatar Comment 30 by catchy_nick

This is some hilarious stuff. Sadly I'm not very creative. All I could think of was "Burning Bush" and "From snake to stick".

Sat, 19 May 2007 19:03:00 UTC | #40052