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2005-12-13 19:24:47.770431+00 by Dan Lyke 1 comments

Mark mentioned Orthodixie which mentioned a BBC article about a German church youth group that did a calendar with racy scenes from the Bible, including a topless Delilah cutting Samson's hair and a fig-leafed Eve standing in a church offering an apple.

Well, what separates bloggers from "real journalists" is that we're willing to do the hard research so that we can point y'all to the original source material: www.bibelkalender.de has a few pictures and a bunch of text, note the "english version" link in the upper left corner:

After a few conversations we all agreed that we would not forcefully take Bible scenes and portray them nude but to take such scenes in which nudity was already present.We found that the "old masterpieces" were of great helpand they were not as sensitive in their antique portrayals.

Frankly I was hoping for illustrations of the bit where Lot's daughters get him drunk and...

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#Comment Re: made: 2005-12-13 20:55:10.383954+00 by: meuon [edit history]

..creates a whole tribe of Israel if I remember correctly.

The bible is such a piece of literary work, every soap opera and porn movie ever made is in there somewhere. And again, the meanings of words change: In many versions sodomy represents heterosexual acts as well as other types. "Sh[unknown char]khabh" is supposedly strictly homosexual. And there are supposedly quite a few edits concerning Noah's son Ham, and in some versions Canaan, ritually dominating and laying claim to Noah's ancestry via anal intercourse. Note: This was reportedly a fairly common way of demonstrating dominance of conquered warriors in those times. Reportedly, same sex female acts were of no consequence and were not condemned in the "Holiness Code". Or at least.. such is at least one version of Judeo-Christian Mythology.