Sep 28, 2005

TESTAMENTHave you heard of this? It's a new comic book from DC/Vertigo called "TESTAMENT" that asks, "What if the Bible were happening right now?"

I was intrigued by this quote in an interview with the creator:

    "This gets to the premise for the book. I’m really sick and tired of the Bible being used by fundamentalists as a way to shut down thinking and inquiry. It just stinks, and it goes against the very premise of the Bible—which is about weird revolutionaries who fight for autonomy against all sorts of oppression. I can’t help but think if any of these people actually read the Bible, they’d rise up against their ministers and smite them on the spot. So my big slap in the face to these fundies is to say ‘hey, the Bible isn’t so important because it happened at some moment in history. The Bible is a big deal because it’s happening now. In every moment.'"
Of course, the guy is warped on some of the stuff he says (then again, aren't we all?). Yet there is something prophetic about this happening, is there not?

    Some of the Pharisees in the crowd said to Jesus, "Teacher, rebuke your disciples!" "I tell you," he replied, "if they keep quiet, the stones will cry out." (Luke 19:39-40)
    For the time will come when men will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear. (2 Timothy 4:3)

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