This project is a satirical translation of what appears to me to be the literal content of the Old Testament. Poetic license is used
extensively for the purpose of sarcasm but as much as possible the real message has been preserved from the original intent. A Hebrew translation
bible was used as the primary source, which is written in the original language with the nearest English equivalent written above each line of text.
No attempt was made to augment the absurdities, inaccuracies, or immoralites and so forth. The sacred scriptures really are this weird from
my point of view. The most boring parts are summed up because Yahweh certainly does drone on at times about trivial dogma.
For those who ever wondered how an atheist, or secular humanist, or other non-worhiper can doubt the word of god, here you go.
This is what it says to me when I read it, and I think it is in general what the unfaithful hear in their heads when they read the good book. What I find most telling
is that where devout followers find my description most fowl, most divergent, most unfair, seems to be where I have been the most verbatim.
POE'S LAW: Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"Without a winking smiley or other blatant display of humor, it is impossible to create a parody of fundamentalism that someone won't mistake for the real thing."
Named after its author Nathan Poe, it is an internet adage reflecting the fact that without a clear indication of the author's intent, it is difficult or
impossible to tell the difference between sincere extremism and an exaggerated parody of extremism.
The core of Poe's law is that a parody of something extreme by nature becomes impossible to differentiate from sincere extremism. A corollary of Poe's law is the reverse
phenomenon: sincere fundamentalist beliefs being mistaken for a parody of that belief.
A further corollary, the Poe Paradox, results from suspicion of the first corollary. The paradox is that any new person or idea sufficiently
extreme to be accepted by the extremist group risks being rejected as a parody or parodist.
How I got Started
In 1984 I was asked by the editor of a small science fiction fanzine to write a regular column of a satirical religious nature. Because of my
background I was reportedly considered most appropriate for the assignment. I originally
submitted those articles by typing them up on an old manual Smith Corona typewriter, and eventually retyped them on a primitive computer in 1988. No hard drive back then,
just a floppy disk.
The original articles are a more straight-forward literal if vulgar translation, and with less tongue-in-cheek sarcasm.
Beginning on January 1, 2012, I began re-writing each piece with a more entertaining bite, and posting them to a blog. This site is just a more navigable
webpage version of that blog.
To make comments on the specific articles, or see and follow other works by the author,
visit the blog: Skywise Unlimited.