Not for the faint hearted

Murder, homicide, torture, and much more. Sounds like a story for a good, scary thriller. However this book has been written a long time ago and is the most-read book in the world:

The Bible. If one took the Holy Scriptures literally it would be a very gruesome story. Even more: one would engage in self-mutilation. Take Markus 9:42-48. Christians are being told to cut their hand or foot off or pluck out their eye.  Or Matthew 5:38 says: “You have heard that it was said, ‘AN EYE FOR AN EYE, AND A TOOTH FOR A TOOTH.'”


Pulp Christian” (available in German). However, in some of his hand-painted pictures Willy Wiedmann took the Bible literally as well. He portrayed some of the books as written in the Old Testament.

Nevertheless the Bible has side that one should take literally take for example the Sermon on the Mount:

The Wiedmann Bible

What do you think? Should we take the Bible literally?