Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Too Much Sex in the Bible

Well, it is true, there's an awful lot of sex, violence, incest and rape in the book:

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 Wednesday.

The complaints follow the launch of an anonymous Web site -- -- which said the holy book "made one tremble" given its sexual and violent content, including rape and incest.

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 fantasized about incest or bestiality.

But banning it seems a little odd, even over the top, at least for that reason. I can understand the shrimp industry getting pissed at Leviticus but I don't think anyone reads it as porn.

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