It’s a given that Democrats are going to Hell because they vote for the unmitigated slaughter of the unborn for the sake of those too lazy to use birth control, but it’s always nice when they prove it by committing outright heresy.
The editors of GQ have gotten their hand basket pre-ordered when they proclaimed the Bible belongs on a list of 21 classics you should never read.
It’s nothing less than an example of Cultural Marxism, as can be seen here in the excerpt from the 1963 Congressional Hearings on the Goals of the Communist Party.
25. Break down cultural standards of morality by promoting pornography and obscenity in books, magazines, motion pictures, radio and TV.
26. Present homosexuality, degeneracy and promiscuity as “normal, natural and healthy.”
27. Infiltrate the churches and replace revealed religion with “social” religion. Discredit the Bible and emphasize the need for intellectual maturity, which does not need a “religious crutch.”
28. Eliminate prayer or any phase of religious expression in the schools on the grounds that it violates the principle of “separation of church and state”
31. Belittle all forms of American culture and discourage the teaching of American history on the ground that it was only a minor part of “the big picture.”
GQ’s no-need-to-read this book list appears in its May 2018 issue with the title “21 Books You Don’t Have to Read Before You Die.” The story was posted online Thursday with a similar headline.
“We’ve been told all our lives that we can only call ourselves well-read once we’ve read the Great Books. We tried,” the GQ editors write in an introduction to the list. “We realized that not all the Great Books have aged well. Some are racist and some are sexist, but most are just really, really boring. So we — and a group of un-boring writers — give you permission to strike these books from the canon. Here’s what you should read instead.”
The editors of the men’s magazine also explain that only 20 books are listed. Mark Twain’s “Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” is listed twice.
The Bible holds the No. 12 spot.
“The Holy Bible is rated very highly by all the people who supposedly live by it but who in actuality have not read it,” novelist Jesse Ball explains in his synopsis on the Bible.
“Those who have read it know there are some good parts, but overall it is certainly not the finest thing that man has ever produced. It is repetitive, self-contradictory, sententious, foolish, and even at times ill-intentioned.”
He recommends reading instead Agota Kristof’s “The Notebook” calling it “a marvelous tale of two brothers who have to get along when things get rough.”
GQ says other books you don’t have to read include “The Catcher in the Rye” by J. D. Salinger, “The Old Man and the Sea” by Ernest Hemingway, “The Alchemist” by Paulo Coelho, “A Farewell to Arms” by Ernest Hemingway, and “The Lord of the Rings” by J. R. R. Tolkien.
Also, “Catch-22” by Joseph Heller, “Life” by Keith Richards and “Slaughterhouse Five” by Kurt Vonnegut.
An article in the Indianapolis Star Sunday notes that Vonnegut’s book is one of the most well-known and highly regarded works of the author, a local native.
Mr Americana, Overpasses News Desk
April 23rd, 2018