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What was once satirized...is now realized?

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From Faux news of all places!

Report: Hong Kong Authorities Ponder Labeling Bible 'Indecent'

If the Bible is labeled indecent in Hong Kong, people over the age of 18 will be the only ones able to purchase the book, and it would have to be sold with a warning label wrapped around the book

Report: Hong Kong Authorities Ponder Labeling Bible 'Indecent'


The Good Book isn't clean enough for Hong Kong.

Residents of the city are calling for an "indecent" label for the Bible, saying the text contains passages that are too gory for young eyes, Reuters reports.

At least 838 complaints had been registered Wednesday with the city's Television and Entertainment Licensing authority after an anonymous Web site, truthbible.net, said the Bible "made one tremble" with its sexual and violent content, including rape and incest, the news agency reports.

The Chinese city has been debating the merits of indecency since a recent sex column published in the Chinese University's "Student Press" magazine asked readers about their violent sexual fantasies.

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That column was branded as indecent by the Obscene Articles Tribunal.

If the Bible is labeled indecent in Hong Kong, people over the age of 18 will be the only ones able to purchase the book, and it would have to be sold with a warning label wrapped around the book.

The Web site truthbible.net already includes an English-language warning: "Legal Disclaimer Warning: This Web site contains Bible material which may offend and may not be distributed, circulated, sold, hired, given, lent, shown, played or projected to a person under the age of 18 years."

But the prospect of the underage Bible ban has local ministers scoffing.

"If there is rape mentioned in the Bible, it doesn't mean it encourages those activities," Reuters quoted Reverend Wu Chi-wai, Protestant minister, as saying. "It's just common sense ... I don't think that criticism will have strong support from the public."

My comments: 

Ok, part of me wants to say this is sick joke and just a way of the Fundies/Dominionists to make Christians view the Chineses as a bunch of heathens who hate the Bible and Christianity.  

The other part is "Wow!  People are finally gets it about reading the Bible is the best way to make someone an atheists or at least be a better skeptics in regards to Bibical interpetation by clerical leadership."  

With the fact I've been to Hong Kong and seen their version of censorship; its pretty tame compaired to say Singapore. I kinda believe this is a legit article  and with enough complaints public policy is often changed for the better.....

However, I can see a backlash by the Religious Reich happen and then they start sending over even more Stealth Missionaries like they do in mainland China (Current TV happened to document it in the past). 

As of late the Chinese government  is/are thinking about jailing Christian Missionaries(who break state laws) and possible public executions (without legal recourse).  

 

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