Buzzfeed vs. the Good Book

I must admit, this is not territory I expected Buzzfeed to cover, and yet here we are. The irreverent listicle king of the interwebz delves into theology with its roundup, “The 16 Most Bizarre Moments In The Bible.”

Now, as you can imagine, there’s lots of stuff in here that’s simply hilarious and ridiculous — Moses being forced to talk to God’s butt (“back parts”), a talking donkey, etc. But more interesting to me is the calling out of events in the Bible that are central to Judeo-Christian faiths. Not points of contention, but the stuff on which the whole shebang is founded, like Lazarus’s resurrection, Noah’s flood, and Abraham’s near-murder of his son.

I wonder when Buzzfeed will tackle the Quran!

About Paul Fidalgo

Paul is communications director for the Center for Inquiry, as well as an actor and musician. His personal blog is Near-Earth Object, and he tweets as @paulfidalgo. He is the author of a short (and cheap!) Kindle book on the atheist political movement, Under the Stained Glass Ceiling: Atheists' Precarious Place in Modern American Politics.

  • axelbeingcivil

    When will Buzzfeed tackle the Quran? 2026, I’d figure is a safe estimate.

  • the moother

    My theory, which is mine, is that the only cure for islam is international atheism. I’m pretty sure that hinduism and buddhism will kick the proverbial bucket before islam and christianity is already hemorrhaging.

    But until there is only one major religion left in the world (and it will surely be islam) will muslims understand the folly of their ways.

    • midnight rambler

      My theory, which is mine…

      But do you own it, and what it is too?

      • observer

        Didn’t expect a Monty Python reference…

        • tubi11

          Nobody expects a Monty Python reference.

          • # zbowman

            I love all you guys so much.

        • http://www.secularview.com/ Dirty_Nerdy
          • Artor

            I think just about everyone expects the Spanish Inquisition once the line has been delivered and Monty Python has been invoked.

    • Artor

      Hindu and Buddhism have been around for thousands of years longer than the new kid, Islam, and they still hold a bigger market share. I don’t see them fading anytime soon.

      • the moother

        Age or market share is irrelevant as an indicator of the speed at which a particular religion will decline. Access to education and to information are the surest ways to bang a nail in the coffin of religion. Islam is famously anti education and anti information because the koran supposedly holds all the knowledge.

  • brian whittle

    the talk to the butt one was new to me.

    Not sure about Solomon one is weird though just a classic fable

  • JA

    To me, there are a lot of parts of Revelations that come across as more parts of an alien invasion than anything (a golden city floating down from the clouds = spaceship, 1/3 of the starts falling to Earth = orbital bombardment, the beast being an alien creature, etc).


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