The holy book to the Christians
. It is divided into two parts, the Old Testament and the New Testament, and is suppossedly writtten by God*. The bible is compossed mainly of various stories and rules that many Christians believe are true.
Though it is read to young children in Church and in some churched-runned schools
, the bible contains mature contents such as gore, violence, and sex. If made into a film(the entire thing), it would be rated NC-17. Not reccomended for anyone against the mentions of orgies, anal sex, swapping partners, and sex in general.
True, the bible has been, and still is, used as propaganda
by various institutions. Wars, burnings, stonings, many interuptions of my lunch by christians(protestants) looking for converts have been a direct consequence of the people using God to justify horrific actions(see political theology). The above does NOT mean it is evil. The blood of the dead and tortured is on the hands of those who are soulless enough to use the bible to control the masses for their own gain or percieved God's gain. By the way, the bible is not boring. It is full of gore, death, action (in some of the better books), and stories. If classified into genres, it would fit in every category. I personally do not believe in the bible as the word of God and to all the Christians who are going to say read the bible, I have read EVERY page of the New Testament and most of the Old Testament. I do not think that bashing either side will solve anything. If I were to follow every impulse and urge to say everything on the top of my mind, I would be burned at the stake already, or at least have 'traitor', 'demon', and 'bitch' painted in blood on my locker. So chill.... And yes, the bible is essentially treated cellouse and can be used as toilet paper, paper airplanes, etc., but I reccomend against it.
"Take is as thy will" -n/a
"Religion is the opium of the masses"
-Marx (Karl, not Groucho)