If you're going to get on your biblical high horse, at least learn how to ride.
Hat tip to Blue Gal for today's post, Best Bible Lesson Ever. BG has linked to a radio interview (or is it a podcast?) of Don Alexander, a former school principal who has written Darnia's Quest: A Spiritual Journey to Awaken Your Imagination. (Worst. Title. Ever?) He bills this as a Christian alternative to Harry Potter. Mind you, he has never read a single one of J.K. Rowling's books (you'll need to scroll to the bottom of that MyWestTexas article). He doesn't need to. And I doubt he has seen Brokeback Mountain, but he has made up his mind about that, too. It's also quite clear from the interview that he has read only one verse from Leviticus, but he's not afraid to use it to support his
all-consuming fear repressed shameful des -- oh, Lord, I can't say it! hatred of homosexuals.
Hmm. What do they have to say about Alexander's book over at Amazon?
Christian Alternative to the Harry Potter Series - Five StarsQuite Simply the best Christian Book for kids out there right now. It has adventure, romance, and a plot so thick that you'll want to read it again and again. If your child reads Harry Potter, get them hooked on the Dar's Quest series--then they'll leave Harry. And so I asked myself: WWJGD? Jesus' General wouldn't take this lying down. He'd head on over there and post his own review. Thus:
Disturbing Homo-Erotic undertones - One StarAs a Christian Father of three impresionabel young children, mr.Alexander's BOok disturbed me greatly. Mind you, we only read (we Read A Loud) the first page, but that was enough to decide me. For shame, mr.Alexander!!! PS i understand from Your radio Interviws you never read a Harry Potter book, yet you say such bad things. So I dont feel to bad only reading one page of yours. I'll let you know if Amazon picks it up. In the meantime, you have your work cut out for you. D.