The Bible as Horroron February 1, 2013
People often ask me why I return so often to the Bible as a source.
The truth is: the Bible is the greatest horror story ever written, and the Judeo-Christian tradition continues to produce the most effective horror writers in the world.
What makes them scariest is that neither the tale-spinners nor the audience seem to know that their stories are fiction.
Take this as an example: author Adam Troy-Castro posted a link earlier today to a story on Right-Wing Watch, a website which monitors the activities and public statements of America’s Neoconservative and Evangelical movements. Here’s what Kevin Swanson, the host of the Christian program Generations Radio, had to say about the risks of birth control:
Swanson: I’m beginning to get some evidence from certain doctors and certain scientists that have done research on women’s wombs after they’ve gone through the surgery, and they’ve compared the wombs of women who were on the birth control pill to those who were not on the birth control pill. And they have found that with women who are on the birth control pill, there are these little tiny fetuses, these little babies, that are embedded into the womb. They’re just like dead babies. They’re on the inside of the womb. And these wombs of women who have been on the birth control pill effectively have become graveyards for lots and lots of little babies.
Seriously. Imagine hearing this story as a 14-year-old girl with NO scientific education and no real understanding of biology or medicine. Imagine facing the life ahead of you actually BELIEVING that if you take birth control pills, your womb will become a graveyard, your insides peppered with little mummified homunculi.
Every single member of the HWA, myself included, is a rank, pathetic amateur by comparison. THIS is real horror.