A far-left publication was forced to delete an article they published on Sunday that slammed the Bible for being "poorly written" after they were heavily mocked on social media.
The publication, Salon, which previously published an op-ed partly defending pedophilia (which has since been pulled), published an article that originally appeared on AlterNet — an extreme left-wing fringe website. AlterNet’s Valerie Tarico writes:
Millions of evangelicals and other Christian fundamentalists believe that the Bible was dictated by God to men who acted essentially as human transcriptionists. If that were the case, one would have to conclude that God is a terrible writer. Many passages in the Bible would get kicked back by any competent editor or writing professor, kicked back with a lot of red ink — often more red than black.
Mixed messages, repetition, bad fact-checking, awkward constructions, inconsistent voice, weak character development, boring tangents, contradictions, passages where nobody can tell what the heck the writer meant to convey. This doesn’t sound like a book that was dictated by a deity.
The reaction to Salon's article was so negative, they put out the following statement: "Thank you for your feedback. We heard you. Upon further review, we determined that this article, which was republished to Salon from a partner website, did not meet our editorial standards."
Here are just a few of the comments from people on Twitter that led Salon to delete the article: