Written by Malcolm Hutton: National Secular Society 9 January 2009.
One could take action when a bible is presented in hotel or hospital. First of all, go
prepared with a yellow highlight pen and ask if the bible is yours to keep.
highlight some of the most damaging verses, such as:
Luke 14:26 – hate your mother and father
Matthew 10:34/36 – he came not for peace but with a sword
Psalm 137:9 – it will make you happy to dash your little ones against a stone
Leviticus 26:29 – eat the flesh of your sons and daughters
Proverbs 28:25 – if you trust the Lord you will put on weight
Matthew 23:9 – don't call a priest, father
Deuteronomy 19:18/19 – Kill anyone who tells a lie
Exodus 35:2 – Kill anyone who works on Sunday
Leviticus 20:27 – Kill all mediums by stoning
Deuteronomy 21:18/21 – Kill a rebellious son by stoning
Leviticus 24:14/16 – Kill anyone who utters a curse by stoning.
I could quote several thousand more verses which are just as bad, but the pen would run dry. A few slips of paper stapled to the relevant pages would also help.