If thy right eye should offend thee, pluck it out and cast it from thee
You should sacrifice the bad to save the good
But to rip up Bible sections, is to flaunt the lord’s protections
So you shouldn’t do it, even if you could!
Every word, nay, every letter, couldn’t ever be made better
It’s the only perfect book that’s ever been!
So the Backyard Skeptics Rip-Off is the thinking person’s tip-off
That they’re really only there to make a scene.
Who could disagree, that urgin’, if your wife is not a virgin,
That by biblical pronouncement she be stoned?
If we start to choose and edit—challenge whether Jesus said it,
We’re committing sins that cannot be atoned!
End the sin of eating shellfish? Why, that’s nothing less than selfish!
What the bible says is good enough for me!
Why, these godless pick-and-choosers are the saddest sort of losers
With their addle-pated game of “thinking free”!
Explanation, after the jump:
Over at Alethian Worldview, Deacon Duncan reports on a protest designed to inflame and provoke while doing its best not to inflame nor provoke. The Backyard Skeptics of Orange County, CA, are ripping up offending bible passages. Well, photocopies of them, anyway, so they won’t actually be destroying books. And they are only ripping up particular passages, chosen carefully to demonstrate the incompatibility of biblical rules with modern moral positions. Seems to me there’s a bible passage that tells you what to do if some rotten portion is apt to cause damage to the whole…