It’s not a day ending in “y” if Salon doesn’t push out hot garbage. This offering comes via AlterNet:

AlterNet’s Valerie Tarico writes:

Millions of evangelicals and other Christian fundamentalists believe that the Bible was dictated by God to men who acted essentially as human transcriptionists. If that were the case, one would have to conclude that God is a terrible writer. Many passages in the Bible would get kicked back by any competent editor or writing professor, kicked back with a lot of red ink — often more red than black.

Mixed messages, repetition, bad fact-checking, awkward constructions, inconsistent voice, weak character development, boring tangents, contradictions, passages where nobody can tell what the heck the writer meant to convey. This doesn’t sound like a book that was dictated by a deity.

But this article sounds like an excuse to crap on the Bible. Which is basically what Valerie does.

Maybe sit this one out, Salon.

And that’s really saying something.

They never learn. But since they’re such gluttons for punishment, why not go out with a bang?

We’ll wait.



Wow … we did not see this coming:

Editorial standards? Who knew they had those?