"Books you might go to jail for"
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Actually, in that light, I could almost agree with putting a surgeon general's warning on it. But in order to swing that, there would have to be peer reviewed studies that directly link belief in the bible to severe mental illness, and while I'm beginning to believe there might be a case for that (particularly where human sexuality is concerned), I strongly suspect we would be hard pressed to, first off, find such studies, and second, convince the most religious first world nation that said studies weren't conducted by satan and therefore warrant action to protect our children. Also I don't believe at all that a warning would steer christians away from teaching it to their children anyhow.
Also, why were you so upset when you wrote it?
I would actually think highly of a library that added R. Crumb's Illustrated Book of Genesis to its collection.
It doesn't pull any punches.
For fun last Christmas I kept moving a copy of it from the graphic novels at the bookstore and moving it over to "Christian Inspiration", for the LULZ.... ;-)
I'm a(n) (underemployed) librarian and I can tell you, I'd throw this letter in the trash without a second glance, or delete such an email without batting an eye.
Yes, Robert Green Ingersoll made precisely the point you're trying to make, way back in the late 19th century. But censorship is not something I can support.
One person's pornography is another person's erotica. Some university libraries do hold back issues of Playboy--in the boring old bound periodicals section, or on microfilm (for the articles!)
I got Crumb's book for my birthday - it's great. It's also word for word the book of Genesis and is accurately depicted in the drawings. It's a great tool for showing the absurd reality of Genesis.
Bullshit that the bible is, it is still the most influential book in western civilization. Censorship is not an acceptable action, particularly for a librarian – it's something Sarah Palin tried when she was mayor of Wasella.