This American Life
I'm sure I've mentioned it before, but This American Life is a truly fabulous show. Tonight, while working late-ish in order to finish up the prep for the Course Maintenance class on Thursday, I listened to "Godless America", originally broadcast in June. It has a really fantastic exploration of religion, god, and the U.S. Constitution. The second half is from Julia Sweeney, talking about reading the Bible in her Bible study class. She had pretty much the same reaction I did to the Bible, only I never got around to reading Revelations because I was just too pissed off by then, and well, we ran out of time in my "Bible as Literature" class. Guess I should go back and do that sometime. Anyway, people who say they believe in everything in the Bible should be locked up promptly, especially if they're a female. It's full of truly horrifying stories, many of which justify or encourage rape and murder and put a whole new spin on the phrase "family values". Anyway, it's a great hour of radio, and you can listen to it for free online, or download it for just $3.95 from Audible.com.