The Bible Stories: 1 Week Left To Donate

A couple weeks ago, I told you about an awesome project from TheGoodAtheist.net called Bible Stories.

For those of you who don’t follow my articles as compulsively as my mom does (although let’s all be honest, she doesn’t read my articles either.  Mom, if you’re reading this right now, I owe you a dirty martini), let me refresh your memory!

Blogger and podcaster Jacob Fortin is translating the Bible into something more, let’s say, reader friendly.  Here’s hoping there are fewer begats than the original. He is retelling the stories of the Old Testament in his own voice, a project that started with a few themed podcasts that gained popularity among listeners.  Here’s an excerpt of what you can expect:

A few weeks ago, he launched his Kickstarter campaign to raise $10K to get the book going. Thanks to everyone’s support, easily cracked the goal and now he’s setting his sights higher.

The new goal is $30K and the new plan is a book tour and live podcasts — it will be more than sitting around in a circle and listening to the author read excerpts from the book. Think live interviews and special audience participation-type segments. It’s sure to be a lot of fun!

He’s increased a few of the incentive gifts, so there is still an opportunity to get your face drawn into the book!

Do you think if Jake keeps seeing this picture he’ll feel sorry for me and include it in the book out of pity?

Go check out his stuff!  If you like what you see(and hear), support his awesome project.

The Kickstarter runs through July 27th, so get your donation in today!

About Jessica Bluemke

Jessica Bluemke grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and graduated from Ball State University in 2008 with a BA in Literature. She currently works as a writer and resides on the North side of Chicago.

  • dangeroustalk

    I did a brief interview with Jacob about the project: http://t.co/Fnsg1R81

  • Georgina

    what a shame – didn’t he know we wanted to show this to our atheist children? Too much swearing. 

    • Rog

      Agreed. The story stands up for itself. It didn’t need to be made so obscene by the narration and illustrations.

    • http://twitter.com/WCLPeter Rob U

      The Bible itself isn’t for kids either.  Just like Jacob distilling all that genocide, racism, misogyny, petty hatred, and logic defying nonsense passed off as “truth” into an irreverent book of dark humour is also definitely not for kids.

      Just like his Podcast, kids aren’t the target audience for this book.That being said, if I had a choice of which book I’d want my kids to find on my bookshelf I’d rather it be the irreverent storybook with one too many “fucks” in it than the one holding itself up as the “truth”, promising my child eternal torture if they don’t follow its teachings.

  • http://www.zazzle.com/atheist_tees The Godless Monster

    Count me out. The audience for this project is limited to only a particular subset of atheists. Can’t see this going anywhere outside of this select group. R. Crumb did a fantastic job with this:
    http://www.amazon.com/The-Book-Genesis-Illustrated-Crumb/dp/0393061027

  • rupi capra

     Pretty dreadful. I could only make it to the 2 minute mark after he said “it could have been any old bitch”. He also keeps referring to the “Jews” hundreds of years before they became a separate group. Really there’s much better stuff on Youtube for free.

  • TimothyWells

    I’m with Rupi. I turned it off as soon as he said “It could have been any old bitch.” I like my atheism without the side of blatant sexism.

  • Pibluemke

    Jess,
    You owe me a dirty martini!
    Mom


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