Walmart Censors the Bible

November 26, 2011 | By | 5 Replies More

Granted that the one they chose to censor isn’t a typical, dull, dry Bible that you actually have to read to get to the good parts. This one is gaily illustrated with photographs of Lego™ dioramas for every juicy story. Years of work went into developing the Brick Testament as an online presence.

Then a paper publisher got interested, and more work went into producing several volumes (Available on Amazon).

But Walmart refused to distribute the books as is, full of literal illustrations of the stories in the Holy book, including the sexual parts. So the publisher persuaded the author to pull the most explicit scenes. And they produced a new volume specifically for Walmart and its clientele.

But after an initial small order, Walmart felt that even this censored version of the Bible was still too graphic, and refused to carry the volume. The other Bibles they sell, all of which include even the stories and scenes excised from the Brick Testament, are still for sale.

Want more details? Here’s a CNet report.
Here’s a “Patriot Update” report (I find that a Tea Party source can be an interesting perspective).


Category: Art, Censorship, Communication, ignorance, Religion, Web Site

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  1. Niklaus Pfirsig says:

    The comments on the Patriot Update article provide an interesting look at the current composition of the TEA Party.

    • Jim Razinha says:

      Concur. I was about to make the same observation after drilling down on a few articles when I saw yours. A considerable amount of offensive ignorance abounds. The comments following the piece on the Arizona sheriff were disturbing enough to make me want to clear my history and flush the cache, but then I still wouldn’t be able to get the word “wetback” out of my head.Nice place that state.

  2. Erich Vieth says:

    Real book stores aren’t patronizing to their customers. Wal-Mart is working hard to push a world view on its customers. I noticed this filtering on two prior occasions, leading to The Magazines of Wal-Mart and the Books of Wal-Mart.

  3. Adam Lee says:

    I think this is usually referred to as “shooting the messenger”.

    It’s interesting reading the Tea Party and WND comments. They’re quite certain that they object to this, but they seem unsure as to exactly why.

  4. Niklaus Pfirsig says:

    On a side note, one of the hidden comments on “Patriot Update” I found this jewel:
    “I bet your a vegan too, and believe the whole doctrine of global warming, please tell me what melted the ice the first time.
    Idiot. Lincoln said, better to say nothing and appear an idiot, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt!!”

    A few minutes of searching the web attributes the quote to several sources including Mark Twain, George Eliot and Abraham Lincoln. All of the modern variants, however, are paraphrasings of a bible verse, Proverbs 17.28 which in the King James Concordance trans;ation reads: “Even a fool, when he holdeth his peace, is counted wise: and he that shutteth his lips is esteemed a man of understanding.”

    It seems to me that someone so offended by modern translation of the bible would know this.

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