July 24, 2009
If you feel you have been excluded
I have often criticized Biblical literalists for not bothering to read the books they claim to hold sacred. It might be nice if the Bible's critics could spare a moment to do some reading themselves. At some point a Christian is going to react like a Muslim to this sort of grotesque provocation and then the hand-wringing can truly begin.
The open Bible is a central part of Made in God’s Image, an exhibition at the Gallery of Modern Art (Goma) in Glasgow. By the book is a container of pens and a notice saying: “If you feel you have been excluded from the Bible, please write your way back into it.”
It is worth pointing out this little exercise is supported by organizations claiming to represent gay Christians and Muslims. There is no point, however, in describing the exhibition we all know we will never see hosted by Glasgow's Gallery of Modern Art let alone endorsed by organizations representing gay Christians and Muslims. Until things have quietened down with the jihadis, and for all the posturing in bad faith, curators and those who have sex in earnest are content to be represented by the sword and the arm of Christian men and women serving in the armed forces of the United States.
Which is just as well. Try this sort of stunt in Persia or in "Saudi" Arabia and you are likely to be whipped to death.
Posted by Ghost of a flea at July 24, 2009 07:54 AM