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Being Gay is Disgusting Paperback – March 13, 2010
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My interest in religion was rekindled to a certain extent when I, quite accidentally, went on a date with a Born-Again Christian. The interest wasn't spiritual, but rather social. It was strange to me that an intelligent, super-hot girl was so caught up in this thing called the Bible... which we began to read at the end of our first date. /Not/ the best first-date in history.
So I started reading the Bible... and stopped shortly after, because it is, after all, a very long and boring book. It remains my considered opinion that, whether or not it is God's inspired Word, the Bible is quite possibly the worst-written piece of literature still in print today.
Inspired, though, by the potential of the stories that were buried under the tragic narrative style and twelve-hundred-year-long begat-a-thons, I set out to paraphrase the Good Book in a more readable way. Seven years later, 'Being Gay is Disgusting' was born. Yes, seven years; I'm that lazy.
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The stories in the bible remain as non-sensical as in their original form, but at least you can understand what they say. Which probably isn't a good thing for those who take the bible as literal fact. Venerated biblical characters turn out to be nasty old men who think nothing of prostituting their daughters. God is a crazy entity that requires all sorts of bizarre sacrifices and rituals, can not make up his/her mind, and is constantly angry about some such slight. These are the stories that the preachers clean up and try to make palatable, but they are oh so much more fun with all the warts and plagues.
I really enjoyed the book, which I'm sure will earn me a special place in hell. I encourage anyone to read it, especially if you want to join me in what I hear is going to be a really fun place. Bring marshmallows.
Falzon puts in simple terms the endless rules and regulations that god's people were subjected to and lays out in graphic detail the horrors of disobeying god and his thirst for blood sacrifice. This is not a book for those with a sensitivity to gratuitous violence.
Much more could be said about the book"s contents. However the best advice that I can give is for you to get a copy of the bible (any translation will work just fine - there isn't much difference in the basic content no matter which version you use) and a copy of "Being Gay is Disgusting: or God Likes the Smell of Burning Fat..." and read them side by side. The book should be a catalyst to encourage the reader to examine the first five books of the bible carefully to determine in his/her mind if credible belief can be maintained in the god portrayed in the "holy scriptures".
Truth be told the book gets tedious in parts - but I am not sure that is the author"s fault. The scriptures go into minute detail on things like how a woman should behave during menstruation to the point that have sexual relations on the Sabbath is sinful. The author throws in bits of humor here and there in an effort to lighten the mood a bit but there is no question that the god of the scriptures doesn't come across as being very much fun to be around. It is a bit tough to be enamored with a being that creates everything and declares it to be good and then is totally disgusted with anyone who is gay.Read more ›
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This parody of the Bible is so funny, I had to give myself breaks from reading it or else I'd get abdominal cramp! Read morePublished on February 3, 2014 by Nino Correa
The book is on the first 5 books of the Bible, one thing is clear that they should have used an Editor before publishing and this author points out just how dumb Moses who was... Read morePublished on September 18, 2013 by Tom stratton
Good and really funny. A perfect translation for those of us who find the bible a collection of absurd impossible to understand nonsense.Published on September 7, 2013 by William P. Stewart
Great interpretation of the old testament. This book puts the old testament into funny language that anyone can understand. Read morePublished on July 30, 2013 by uglydougly
This book is soooooo readable! It is funny and how anybody can believe in any religion is beyond me. Read it!!!!!!Published on March 9, 2013 by Warding Charlotte
Ego driven writer taking FAR too many liberties with facts and figures. The slant on truth and playing on the basis of readers knowledge of facts stretches credibility to the... Read morePublished on December 22, 2012 by Don miller
Humorous, well written, fun, entertaining read. Holy recommended for those with a sense of humor and religious history. Read morePublished on October 24, 2012 by N8