Thursday, August 18, 2022

Called It! 📚

Guerilla tactics.

The Christian Bible contains numerous examples of strong sexual content and graphic violence.

Well, yeah; but mostly it fits the definition of a "classic":  a book which everyone praises but no one reads.  Talking head Kayleigh McEnany on FoxNoise calls it "... the most read book in human history." How much of it has she read?

"Because the default here as well is if someone subjected it to review, then it's automatically taken off the shelf while they decide. But every day without the Bible is a day lost!"

As to the first sentence:  yup; and that's the point.  As to the second:  I attended public schools all my life, and if there had been a Bible in the school library, the controversy would have been over the translation (KJV? RSV? Good News for Modern Man [sic]?) And could it include the Apocrypha (a Protestant label)?)  Yeah, I've got a clear image of what would have happened if a Jerusalem Bible was placed in the schools among the children of Southern Baptists.

I remember people upset because we couldn't require school prayer.  I don't remember anybody demanding a Bible be placed in the libraries.

Strange days, indeed.  I mean, I agree with this sentiment:

"What's so difficult to digest here is that the whim of a few has such an impact on the many," co-host Emily Compagno said. "This is literature that this school should be exposed to. And yet because someone else said we're going to review it again, all of the sudden it's back under review."

But it's interesting to hear the Bible referred to as "literature."  I think the people so concerned about what little Johnny is learning from  picture books graphic novels would be a little chary of that description.  Overall, though, Compagno is exactly right.

Which is probably the point of pulling the Bible in Keller ISD.  Sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander.  Baby and the bathwater.  All that kinda stuff.

1 comment:

  1. For ’tis the sport to have the enginer
    Hoist with his own petard...