'GQ' magazine calls for the digital burning of the Bible

The editors of GQ magazine want you to know they are important. And, next time you’re tweezing your eyebrows before an avocado facial and a shopping spree at the mall, you should read a book! But not any book. And certainly not Mark Twain, Thomas Pynchon, Jonathan Franzen, Ernest Hemingway or J.D. Salinger.

Don’t read Catch 22 or Dracula or Lord of the Rings or --- unbelievably --- Lonesome Dove, one of the most poignant, inspiring depictions of life in the Wild American West. Although the editors at GQ consider it part of “the cowboy mythos, with its rigid masculine emotional landscape, glorification of guns and destruction, and misogynistic gender roles is a major factor in the degradation of America.”

All of these masterpieces are part of GQ’s recent listicle, “21 Books You Don’t Have to Read.” It’s not an editorial. It’s not by a freelancer. It’s a listicle by the editors of the magazine. A list of books that should be “digitally burned.”

Number 12 is the Holy Bible. Here are the editors’ (extremely self-celebrating) words on the subject:

The Holy Bible is rated very highly by all the people who supposedly live by it but who in actuality have not read it. Those who have read it know there are some good parts, but overall it is certainly not the finest thing that man has ever produced. It is repetitive, self-contradictory, sententious, foolish, and even at times ill-intentioned. If the thing you heard was good about the Bible was the nasty bits, then I propose Agota Kristof's The Notebook, a marvelous tale of two brothers who have to get along when things get rough. The subtlety and cruelty of this story is like that famous sword stroke (from below the boat) that plunged upward through the bowels, the lungs, and the throat and into the brain of the rower.

Instead, they argue, you should read The Notebook by Agota Kristof. Ah, yes, The Notebook, a novel about a group of actors who travel Europe after the completion of their most recent play. The part where the novel’s main characters, two twin boys, are forced to move in with their grandmother, that part certainly has the cultural gravity and historical importance of the crucifixion of Christ or the birth of existence or the creation of language or the formation of life.

It’s hard to imagine what any Western Literature would look like without the Bible.

If anything, the list serves as a verification of the best writing available. Mark Twain’s Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Two of Hemingway’s best works: Old Man and the Sea and A Farewell to Arms. Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy, one of the greatest novels of our time, a terrifying Western and historical document, which also happens to base much of its content on the Bible.

In fact, it’s hard to imagine what any Western literature would look like without the Bible. It’s hard to imagine what life itself would look like without the Bible. What a strange contrarian world progressives have created. Hopefully, they don’t gut our culture and humanity before they realize the damage they’ve done.

As politicians and the mainstream media continue to insist that America is divided and at each other's throats, Dr. Ben Carson has a different message. He joined the "Glenn Beck Podcast" this week to discuss his time in the Trump administration and how we move forward and heal America. Overall, he says, we must realize "Americans are NOT each other's enemies."

Watch the video clip below to catch more of the conversation, or enjoy the full interview with Dr. Ben Carson here.

Want more from Glenn Beck?

To enjoy more of Glenn's masterful storytelling, thought-provoking analysis and uncanny ability to make sense of the chaos, subscribe to BlazeTV — the largest multi-platform network of voices who love America, defend the Constitution and live the American dream.

Does parody even exist anymore? Filmmaker Ami Horowitz recently went to Yale University to ask students to sign his 'petition' to repeal the U.S. Constitution — and they actually did it!

Ami joined Glenn Beck on "Glenn TV" recently to describe how this wasn't just a few people — this was 65 percent of those he asked, and NO ONE seemed to think it was a bad idea.

Watch the video below to hear more from Ami Horowitz:

Want more from Glenn Beck?

To enjoy more of Glenn's masterful storytelling, thought-provoking analysis and uncanny ability to make sense of the chaos, subscribe to BlazeTV — the largest multi-platform network of voices who love America, defend the Constitution and live the American dream.

The far left is tearing apart the social fabric of our country in the name of "progress." From its emphasis on government dependency, to the $15 minimum wage, to the embrace of Marxist Critical Race Theory in our schools, the Left is destroying our culture and way of life.

On Glenn TV this week, Glenn Beck spoke with Christopher Rufo, director of the Center on Wealth and Poverty, about the latest insane example of the Marxist lies destroying the minds of our kids: A New York school sent parents a "white identities" chart advocating for "white traitors" and "white abolitionists."

Watch the video clip below or find the full episode here:

Want more from Glenn Beck?

To enjoy more of Glenn's masterful storytelling, thought-provoking analysis and uncanny ability to make sense of the chaos, subscribe to BlazeTV — the largest multi-platform network of voices who love America, defend the Constitution and live the American dream.

There is an all-out assault on the social fabric of our country. The kids are NOT all right. In the name of "progress," we're destroying their minds with Marxist lies. In the name of "safety," we're destroying their souls by keeping them locked down.

On his Glenn TV special this week, Glenn Beck takes on the national suicide that the Left is committing by destroying our culture and way of life and how it's also leading to actual suicide of our kids. Experts on the front lines expose how the lies of critical race theory are crippling our children's future and provide tools for parents to fight back.

Finally, Glenn hears from a parent who tragically lost his teen son, who took his own life due to COVID isolation. He has a powerful message for parents, teachers, and politicians who he says are failing our kids.

Watch the special in full below:

Want more from Glenn Beck?

To enjoy more of Glenn's masterful storytelling, thought-provoking analysis and uncanny ability to make sense of the chaos, subscribe to BlazeTV — the largest multi-platform network of voices who love America, defend the Constitution and live the American dream.