It would presumably have been worth posting just for its humor value, and because it brings together two major themes of this blog – religion and science fiction.
But I think it could actually lead nicely to some interesting and at least semi-serious discussion.
There are only some instances in which an intervention of the sort depicted in the cartoon would have made a significant difference. In others, the stories circulated orally before being written down, and so even kidnapping the author might not prevent their being written, much less simply stealing the original manuscript.
Let’s hear from readers. If you had a time machine, what, if anything, would you try to change in the Bible, and why?