Thursday, December 4, 2008

Texts of Terror: Performing the Bible

If you weren't convinced that the Bible is a very violent book, with rape, murder (genocide even), cannibalism, a bear mauling children at the command of a prophet because they made fun of his bald head, and Jesus casting fire upon the earth, then a new play in Des Moines, Iowa, which will be performing these "texts of terror" may convince you.

Using primarily texts you don't hear about in Shul or Sunday School, and recounting them word for word (in King James) and not adapting them, this college theatrical production shows just how terrifying and horror-filled much of the Bible is. See the full article in USA Today.

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