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The X-Rated Bible: An Irreverent Survey of Sex in the Scriptures

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"Everything you wanted to know about the holiness-horniness nexus, but they wouldn't tell you."—George Carlin

Found in nearly every home, within the reach of underage children, is a book plump with scenes normally confined to sin-bins marked “Adults Only.” We’re talking about the Holy Bible, a book filled with incest, rape, adultery, prostitution, drugs, bestiality, castrat
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Paperback, 245 pages
Published April 1st 1999 by Feral House (first published 1985)
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Kate
Jan 10, 2009 Kate rated it it was amazing
What's worse, Lot offering up his virgin daughters up to be violated to save his visiting angels or said daughters getting daddy drunk and violating him to get pregnant?
Dirty people of God........

finished book. Very entertaining. Reccomend it to all. Some of you are on a waiting list.
Michael William West
Nov 03, 2012 Michael William West rated it really liked it
It's always strange reading this kind of thing, it's in English, after all, but the severe disclaimer at the beginning of the book (author believed Bible was literal word of God until 21, then it dawned on him this might be implausible, now an atheist) already puts me on the cultural backfoot. America is very far away. I just don't understand it. It's simultaneously the land of Mormons and Pisschrist. The land of under-promise, over-deliver.
Still, Ben Edward Akerley makes use of his academic inv
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Joanna Crawford
Jul 07, 2008 Joanna Crawford rated it liked it
Shelves: christianity
The book is not well-written, and it reflects a big chip-on-the-shoulder of the author (not without reason, though).

But as a quick reference for writing papers or sermons, this book is quite helpful. Passages are neatly arranged by depravity, making it a simple matter to pull what you need.

For serious scholarship and exegesis, however, use these verses as a starting point to go read the verses in context.
Jason
Oct 12, 2010 Jason rated it really liked it
Doesn't have to do much narration or personal bias of the author to prove the point the author was getting at. He simply uses the scriptures themselves while at the same time, pointing out obvious and historical facts that Christians have been sheltered from (or simply ignored) for centuries.... Like King James was gay for example. Great read.
Andi
May 14, 2011 Andi rated it really liked it
This book is hilarious and downright frightening. I love the candor and wit. I will definitely be referring back to this one repeatedly.
Ben Tousey
May 26, 2014 Ben Tousey rated it it was amazing
Shelves: bible-stuff
Of course I had read all of these texts, but it's so much fun to see them all in the same place like that. You'd be surprised how completely naughty the bible can be at times.
Maggie Mayhem
Aug 19, 2012 Maggie Mayhem rated it really liked it
This is a very fun read. Great scripture citation for those looking for something sassy to say to self-appointed moral gatekeepers.
John Bruni
Apr 30, 2013 John Bruni rated it it was amazing
The title of this book is slightly misleading. It's a good lascivious title geared toward getting more readers due to prurient interests. And sure enough, readers will find enough sex talk to satisfy those prurient interests. However, this book is more of an attack on Judaism and Christianity for being scumbags. Akerley uses scripture to prove that both religions are awful and vile. One of my favorite parts was when he describes the penalty for rape: if the victim was spoken for, the rapist gets ...more
Tiff 3.9k
May 02, 2008 Tiff 3.9k rated it really liked it
I'm reading this book now. So far its good.
Michelle
May 11, 2012 Michelle rated it it was amazing
Everything you ever wanted to know about sex in the bible. Verses are included with each point.
Jim
Jul 27, 2008 Jim rated it really liked it
Shelves: humanities-geek
A very entertaining book, and an excellent addition to any bookshelf. Akerley's work is well-researched as well as entertaining. A terrific conversation starter.
Denise
Goofy collection of the bible's naughty bits. Easy read. Unless someone is looking for a quick reference to who did what to whom and how, this is not a must have book
Karen
Jan 17, 2008 Karen rated it it was amazing
A great overview of tribal thinking in the Bible.
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No wonder I liked Sunday School so much.
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