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Initial post: May 14, 2012 7:27:23 PM PDT
A customer says:
"This book is not appropriate for children - or adults for that matter!"

"It's pure lies and pornography...it takes a mighty sick minded person to enjoy junk like this."

"To many true Christians this will be offensive!"

"It is not appropriate for children or anyone."

These are just a few snippets of the numerous negative reviews that The Brick Bible has recieved on Amazon.

I am fascinated by these reviews. Many Christians abhor this book. What fascinates me, is that this book they hate simply depicts the darker side of their own Bible. All the violence and "pornography" that offends them so, is taken directly from the Bilbe, chapter and verse.

I just thought this was interesting.

Posted on May 14, 2012 8:02:28 PM PDT
G. J. Stein says:
Alex Miller:

Do you have a book, scroll, crystal ball, Harry Potter DVD, magic 8-ball, or anything written down anywhere that you could recommend to me to read, that will explain to me what your morals are and what their foundation is built upon?

In reply to an earlier post on May 14, 2012 8:11:47 PM PDT
A customer says:
(For the record, I have no idea what this has to do with my post).

I'll tell you this much, wherever I get my ethical principles from, you can be sure they don't come from a book that allowed slavery, providing rules on how to sell my daughter, subjugated women, prescribed the death penalty for being gay, ordered genocide, and tells one to kill their own family if they try to convert you to a new religion.

Posted on May 14, 2012 8:14:29 PM PDT
to claim morales come from the bible is to deny reality.

Posted on May 14, 2012 8:16:35 PM PDT
G. J. Stein says:
Point taken! So, where do they come from?

Posted on May 14, 2012 8:19:45 PM PDT
G. J. Stein says:
Are they written in stone somewhere, maybe on a billboard, what about a Bazooka Joe comic?

Posted on May 14, 2012 8:23:05 PM PDT
Kilgore says:
what does all this have to do with the books on the market? though, i am interested in reading the new testament one coming out in october. i have no use for the old testament one.

In reply to an earlier post on May 14, 2012 8:26:57 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 15, 2012 7:27:26 PM PDT
A customer says:
I wonder if you would care to address the actual point of this thread, the question why are many Christians outraged by a more or less hinest portrayal of the darker side of the Bible, or are you content with mere attempts to derail the topic with your red herring on the origins of ethics? If not, then one wonders why you do not simply start your own thread on the subject. If you do, I will be more than happy to duscuss it with you there.

While the subject of any thread drifts as it progresses, you appear disengenous when you immediately attempt to divert the topic.

Posted on May 14, 2012 8:27:04 PM PDT
G. J. Stein says:
It must feel hollow to have no principles to stand on and a foundation so small no one can see it, let alone bother to mock it and tear it down.

(?)

Posted on May 14, 2012 8:29:03 PM PDT
Kilgore says:
yes, it is odd. the actual books are based on what's in the bible. i am looking forward to the new testament version. gj stein is always trying to recruit. don't be bothered with that thing.

Posted on May 14, 2012 9:25:24 PM PDT
I. Dunn says:
Alex Miller says:
why are many Christians outraged by a more or less hinest portrayal of the darker side of the Bible,

Because it is not hinest. It is a designed attack on the Bible by an aetheist and directed at children rather than at adults. if you support it your own ethics are in question.

In reply to an earlier post on May 14, 2012 10:30:42 PM PDT
karmaman says:
It merely illustrates with legos what the Bible itself says. I think the big problem that you probably have with it is that it leaves in all of the bad stuff (i.e. the genocides in the book of Joshua, God commanding women to be raped) instead of just skipping to the cute, family friendly stuff like the story of Joseph.

In reply to an earlier post on May 14, 2012 10:49:58 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 15, 2012 12:51:26 PM PDT
Cal Engime says:
His posts are off-topic, but not as off-topic as they may at first appear. I think G. J. is trying (bumblingly, incoherently,) to make the argument "since you don't believe in God, you don't have an objective foundation for moral values, therefore you have no sound basis to say that these parts of the Bible are really morally wrong."

Posted on May 15, 2012 4:41:18 AM PDT
to say God is a foundation for morales is a delusion. God uses his power as an extortionist. Burn in hell for ever or follow me! Love me and I will give you paradise for eternity.
That is not morality its pride fueled by brigery. Being good is merely common sense. People who benefit at the expense of others or through crime feel guilt are disconnected from genuine society and have to surround them selves with syconphants. The New Testement offer is worse than the old. The old understands the god is capricious and nasty (Katrina, cancer etc) the NT god is sneaky and vain.
All societies have evolved morality regardless of the local religion but the true advances come form secular thought. The US constitution was a product of secular thought not religion.

In reply to an earlier post on May 15, 2012 6:47:24 AM PDT
andy f says:
Who's definition of "good"?yours,mine,the psychopath,the child molester?how can we have an objective definition of good?

Why do criminals,adulters feel guilt ?this could never happen if atheism were true. But it fits perfectly within the Christian worldview.

Does this evolved morality give us absolutes?were can we find evidence for this evolved morality?

The 20th century was the most secular century in the history of the world,also the most bloody?is this just a coincidence?

In reply to an earlier post on May 15, 2012 8:01:02 AM PDT
Come on, Alex. You didn't find this interesting at all.

What you thought would be interesting would be the reactions from those "crazy Christians" on this board to your post.

Posted on May 15, 2012 9:18:57 AM PDT
So my Christian friends is this a story about a miracle or the infinite mystery of God's love.

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In reply to an earlier post on May 15, 2012 9:24:39 AM PDT
Katydid says:
I just looked at what was provided in the sample. I thought the pictures were well done. I did notice that God looks angry all the time in the illustrations (with his furrowed brows) but that is the authors depiction and right to do so. The bible does have harsh and brutal subject matter in it. Depicting those scenes with legos is a little odd since generally legos are equated with children making it seem like a children's book. (which personally I don't think it is) I think that adults would like it as much if not more though :)

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G. J. Stein says:
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In reply to an earlier post on May 15, 2012 6:19:16 PM PDT
Tammy says:
G.J.,

I can normally back you on most of what you say, but not on this one.

Alex has morals and standards that I can only hope to attain as my own someday. Seriously.

Posted on May 15, 2012 6:37:42 PM PDT
Cal Engime says:
"So, let me ask you why on earth you waste so much time of your own and everyone else's trying to prove it wrong? Do you spend ANY time at all pointing the Faux-Pa's of Harry Potter?"

Yes I do, sir. For example, the first book in the series says that Harry's 11th birthday, 31 July 1991, was a Tuesday, but in actual fact that date was a Wednesday-decisive proof that the Harry Potter series is not the inspired word of God.

Posted on May 15, 2012 6:47:10 PM PDT
G. J. Stein says:
Sorry Tammy, it's just my little old opinion.

I said Alex is cool, but I never heard of this "brick" stuff before and when I looked at the link I felt like it was a low blow on this forum, and really not his style!
But Cal took the offense so I addressed it with him.

I always appreciate you too Tammy, THX. And apologies to you if you think I was out of line.

In reply to an earlier post on May 15, 2012 7:05:46 PM PDT
Tammy says:
GJ,

No apology needed. I'm not forum judge! :-)

I'm the one who should apologize. I was worried that you may have the wrong impression of Alex. He amazes me with his ability to not only see both sides but to argue both sides of a topic. I have seen you do the same a couple of times.

I jumped the gun and assumed that, instead of a really good discussion between the two of you that I wanted to lurk back here and read, I was going to see two great minds go to waste by bickering.

I was wrong, and I'm sorry. Will remain silent and absorb from where I am!

In reply to an earlier post on May 15, 2012 7:26:57 PM PDT
A customer says:
Wow. Thanks, Tammy. That's very sweet of you.
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