by Geoffrey Grinder, Now The End Begins:
GQ MAGAZINE HAS CAUGHT BACKLASH FOR INCLUDING THE HOLY BIBLE IN A LIST OF BOOKS THAT AREN’T WORTH READING, IN ITS LATEST EDITION WHICH HAS IRONICALLY BEEN DUBBED THE ‘STYLE BIBLE’ ON ITS COVER.
“Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.” Psalm 119:105 (KJV)
EDITOR’S NOTE: How’s this for funny? GQ Magazine thinks the Holy Bible ‘has some good parts’ but in their opinion it’s ‘certainly not the finest thing man has ever produced’. Ironically, they say this in the same issue where they steal the word ‘bible’ and apply it to themselves! They are rejecting Jesus Christ while at the same time calling Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs a ‘legend;. Hmm…and so it is with unsaved man, that’s the level of thinking a lost world will produce for you. Well, Jesus has a message for GQ Magazine.
“Jesus saith unto them, Did ye never read in the scriptures, The stone which the builders rejected, the same is become the head of the corner: this is the Lord’s doing, and it is marvellous in our eyes?” Matthew 21:42 (KJV)
The men’s magazine included the religious text at number 12 in a list of 20 books, total, with a write-up on why ‘you don’t have to read’ it by author Jesse Ball, published on Thursday. Calling the Bible ‘repetitive, self-contradictory, sententious, foolish, and even at times ill-intentioned,’ Ball recommended The Notebook by Agota Kristof, instead.
Supporters of the Bible voiced their upset over social media, calling the lifestyle magazine ‘irrelevant’ and a ‘total disgrace to the Christian community.’
Twitter user Gary L Bauer wrote: ‘The Bible is God’s Word that has transformed lives, changed nations and saved souls. GQ magazine is today’s fashion statement that at this very moment is turning to dust. God’s word is eternal.’
The Holy Bible is rated very highly by all the people who supposedly live by it but who in actuality have not read it,’ he wrote.
‘Those who have read it know there are some good parts, but overall it is certainly not the finest thing that man has ever produced.’ Ball went on to suggest the cruelty depicted throughout the Bible may be its best feature.
‘If the thing you heard was good about the Bible was the nasty bits, then I propose Agota Kristof’s The Notebook, a marvelous tale of two brothers who have to get along when things get rough,’ he wrote.
‘The subtlety and cruelty of this story is like that famous sword stroke (from below the boat) that plunged upward through the bowels, the lungs, and the throat and into the brain of the rower.’
Franklin Graham, the President of Samaritan’s Purse and the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, took issue with Ball’s synopsis.
The Christian Broadcasting Network quoted him as saying: ‘Maybe the GQ editors need to read it again. The subject of the Bible, from Genesis to Revelation, is Jesus Christ.’
The roundup included a wide range of writing that contributors thought readers could do without, each with suggestions for replacements on readers’ bookshelves.
The Bible technically came in at number 12, but really ranked one spot higher because ‘Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain’ was included twice by two separate contributors, making the list at nine and 10.