'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.

Our sacred republic has never been in more danger than it is today. Little by little, industry by industry, the far Left is fundamentally transforming the country we love. And it's an aggressive, hostile kind of takeover we've only seen in some of the world's darkest societies.

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Apparel company The North Face recently stated that it would no longer make jackets for oil and gas companies because it doesn't want to be associated with the fossil fuel industry. In response, Colorado-based oil and gas company Liberty Oilfield Services rented full billboard ads to remind The North Face of the truth: "Globally, 60% of all clothing fibers are made out of oil and gas. For North Face, it is likely 90% or more."

Liberty CEO Chris Wright joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday to discuss just how much of our economy — beyond outdoor apparel and energy — wouldn't exist in a world without fossil fuels. And he warns that many companies are now deeming this truth to be "controversial."

"I have been for years, trying to get a real, honest dialogue about energy going," Chris told Glenn. "So we took this opportunity to point out that North Face jackets are ... almost completely made out of oil and gas. How can you choose not to associate with the essential material your equipment [is] made out of? So we put a billboard up ... the billboard says, 'That North Face puffer looks good on you. And it was made from fossil fuels.'"

"Most billboard companies did not want to run that billboard. They thought it was controversial," he added. "And Facebook put a hold on our brief video just saying the jacket looks good, this is what it's made out of. In today's world, that is controversial."

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During a lecture at the Yale School of Medicine's Child Study Center, a New York City-based psychiatrist told students and faculty that she fantasizes about "unloading a revolver into the head of any white person that got in my way," among several other shockingly race-hating statements.

In April, Dr. Aruna Khilanani — a New York-based forensic psychiatrist and psychoanalyst — delivered the talk called "The Psychopathic Problem of the White Mind" virtually as part of the Yale School of Medicine's "Child Study Center Grand Rounds," a lecture program for "trainees in child psychiatry, psychology, and social work, faculty, clinicians, and scientists."

On the radio program Monday, Glenn Beck shared several quotes from an audio recording of the lecture provided by Bari Weiss, a former opinion writer and editor for the New York Times.

Here are a few of Khilanani's statements from the audio:

  • "This is the cost of talking to white people at all. The cost of your own life, as they suck you dry. There are no good apples out there. White people make my blood boil."
  • "I had fantasies of unloading a revolver into the head of any white person that got in my way, burying their body, and wiping my bloody hands as I walked away relatively guiltless with a bounce in my step. Like I did the world a f***ing favor."
  • "White people are out of their minds. And they have been for a long time."
  • "White people feel that we are bullying them when we bring up race. They feel that we should be thanking them for all that they have done for us. They are confused, and so are we. We keep forgetting that directly talking about race is a waste of our breath."
  • "We are asking a demented, violent predator who thinks that they are a saint or a superhero, to accept responsibility. It ain't gonna happen. They have five holes in their brain. It's like banging your head against a brick wall. It's just like sort of not a good idea."

"We must take a stand. We must speak out, because this is evil," Glenn said in response to Khilanani's shocking lecture. "I don't care who you voted for, you know this is evil."

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The prices of our houses and food are already rising fast, but they will skyrocket to record highs if we don't fix the problem soon. So what's causing the inflation?

On the radio program this week, Glenn Beck said he doesn't believe it's the fault of our loggers, farmers, or truckers — many of them are really struggling. But the big corporations that control these industries are making record profits, all while the Biden administration is making some very odd decisions that could make the crises even worse.

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