Ban the Bible?
Lois Aleta Fundis writes : Here\'s an
article LISNews might be able to use. The World
Wide Web at work: It was mentioned on FindLaw\'s
newsletter (based in California), and although posted
on a South African news site and forwarded to you from
West Virginia, our story takes place in Munich, where
two lawyers have asked Germany\'s Family Minister to
\"officially class the Bible among books considered
dangerous for children because of its violent
This is quite an interesting take on the
\"The Holy Book contains passages of \"a
gruesomeness difficult to exceed\" which are glorified
as the will of God, the Bavarian lawyers Christian
Sailer and Gert-Joachim Hetzel said in their
submission to the minister on behalf of \"some parents
More from the article from The independant
\"It preaches genocide, racism, enmity
towards Jews, gruesome executions for adulterers and
homosexuals, the murder of one\'s own children and
many other perversities,\" Sailer and Hetzel said.
The book should therefore be kept on the \"not for
children\" list so long as the \"bloodthirsty and human
rights-violating passages\" were not removed.
A spokesperson for the Roman Catholic Church in
Munich, Adelheid Utters-Adam, described the demand
as absurd. If the Bible should be put on the index, then
so should every history book and practically every
newspaper edition, she said.