Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Jack Black: 'The Bible was written by an idiot."

SHOOT: Black makes a credible point, namely that whoever wrote the bible said that God invented night and day, made the earth, and sort of put the heavens around it. Of course, night and day is a consequence of the earth turning, something they didn't know until a few hundred years ago. And nowhere in the bible, which you'd think is God's handbook to Earth, and ought to be a guidebook to the heavens, does it say that he made the earth round, that he turned it, that he gave it a wobble to bring about seasons, and a moon to influence the tide. Just that he flicked a switch and waved a magic wand. Written by God? No. Written by man? Yes. A book worth dismissing? No, it's valuable, but we shouldn't be stupid about taking what was written thousands of years ago as the final word over what we know to be true today. Example: The Earth wasn't created 7000 years ago just because the bible tells me so.
clipped from www.sowetan.co.za
Jack Black is set to upset a number of religious groups after making jokes about the Bible - insisting the sacred text was written by "an idiot."

The School of Rock actor plays a caveman who embarks on an epic trek to find the end of the Earth in upcoming film Year One - a homage to Monty Python film Life of Brian, which provoked uproar when it was released in 1979.

Black, who was raised as a Jew, is set to cause more controversy after he dismissed the stories of the Old Testament and admitted he doesn’t believe the Biblical writings.

He says, "Do you believe that God came down and went ’I have to make the Earth’? And then said, ’I’m going to invent nighttime and daytime’. You don’t invent nighttime, it’s just the Earth turning. It was written by kind of an idiot.

"He didn’t know basic stuff... As a document it definitely reads like, ’This is written by somebody, this is somebody writing some stuff’." - Wenn

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2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Jack Black is a rambling idiot.
He is such a douche bag!
When Jack Black can tell me where all the matter in the universe came from then i will listen to him.....it didn't just get here, it had to be created by something larger than it. Laugh, mock, do whatever you want but the creator....GOD will judge all in the end....Prove that there is not a GOD Mr. Black. You continued to show your stupidity of the recent VMA's as well.....what a retard you are!

Nick van der Leek said...

If God will judge in the end, why are you judging - why are you calling Jack a douchebag and an idiot?