We all have those awkward moments when we realize that some of the things we teach aren’t coming across exactly as we meant them to. Perhaps it’s when we read something with new realization and understand how the stories we believed are not what we thought.
Many of us were raised with simplified, often illustrated, bible stories to
teach indoctrinate us in the word of God. The latest in this line of books is Awkward Moments (Not Found In Your Average) Children’s Bible written by “Horus Gilgamesh” and illustrated by “Agnes Tickheathen” (Agnostic Heathen). This is a fresh look on some of the Biblical tales that aren’t on the usual Sunday School curriculum.
From 1st Samuel 18: 25-27: how David won Saul’s daughter.
This wasn’t the first time foreskins came to the fore. Back in Exodus 4: 24-26, Moses was saved from God’s wrath when his mother snipped off his foreskin with a piece of flint.
And who can forget Isaiah 34: 2-7 when the land shall be bathed with the blood of men, goats, lambs, ram kidneys, bullocks, bulls, and of course, unicorns.
Then there’s the Last Supper, played out every Catholic Mass and in many protestant denominations.
Awkward Moments (Not Found In Your Average) Children’s Bible, the perfect gift for parents to introduce their children to the wonderful stories of the Bible.
via Hemant Mehta at The Friendly Atheist.