Monday, March 5, 2007

Bible Bending Quiz: The Bible, The Quran or "Mein Kampf"?
Identify the passages belong to these three influential books!

Bible Bending Image: Is there something "biblical" about this poster? According to a review of the film "Black Snake Moan" this image "meets at the crossroads of biblical symbolism and exploitation cinema."

New York Times (NY): Wedding couples are lining up in droves and paying a premium price to secure July 7th, 2007 as their wedding date. According to the Bible, the number 777 represents perfection. Peter Birkenhead's scathing review of Oprah Winfrey's promotion of the self-help program "The Secret." The book claims that positive thinking yields positive results and that desires can come to fruition is one only thinks about them in the right way. As an example the book claims, "Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Joseph, Moses, and Jesus were not only prosperity teachers, but also millionaires themselves, with more affluent lifestyles than many present-day millionaires could conceive of." (CA): "Alan Chambers, the president of Exodus International, a Christian organization that uses the Biblical basis of sexuality to denounce homosexuality, will be a guest panelist on the Montel Williams show."

The Republic (Canada): The documentary "Jesus Camp" reveals how leaders of Christian youth camps use the Bible to "mentally download emotionally-charged mythological schemas capable of overriding their critical faculties."

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