• The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Bible

  • By: Robert J. Hutchinson
  • Narrated by: Tom Weiner
  • Length: 8 hrs and 15 mins
  • 4.2 out of 5 stars (237 ratings)

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The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Bible

By: Robert J. Hutchinson
Narrated by: Tom Weiner
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Publisher's Summary

The Bible remains the best-selling book of all time, believed by nearly two billion Christians and Jews to be divinely inspired. But in this hard-hitting new book, author Robert J. Hutchinson proposes that it is actually much more than this. The ideas enshrined in the Bible, he says, triggered a revolution in human thought and established the moral and philosophical foundation for Western civilization, from the recognition of basic human rights and belief in limited government to authentic feminism and the development of empirical science. He explains that it is more a "culture-war" book than a work of religious apologetics.
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©2007 Robert J. Hutchinson (P)2007 Blackstone Audio Inc.
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Critic Reviews

"A dynamite demolition of the biblical 'experts' who tell us the holy book is untrustworthy and immoral to boot." (Robert Spencer, author of Religion of Peace: Why Christianity Is and Islam Isn't)
"Robert Hutchinson is a great reporter and a great defender of Holy Scripture. Hutchinson has mounted an urgent, necessary, and sprightly defense." (Robert Moynihan, Ph.D., medieval studies, Yale)

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This is a fairly typical Christian apologist tome. It's starts off with some "shocking" statements I presume designed to titillate believers, but quickly falls into "...and history confirms X, therefore the Bible is true". It grows tiresome pretty quickly, although I made it better than half way before putting it down in boredom and annoyance. Spend your time checking out a much more interesting and objective book by Neil de Grasse Tyson -- The Sky Is Not the Limit: Adventures of an Urban Astrophysicist -- as he illuminates the wonders of our world, you will not be able to put it down. Veritas Omnia Vincit.

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Horrid, terrible, rancid, execrable, garbage. I should have known from the title, and I should have listened to a sample, but I was in a hurry and made a dreadful mistake. It's sad to think that I have in any way subsidized the author and publisher of this sorry excuse for a book. Calling the writing and reading of this book "adolescent" gives a bad name to teenagers everywhere.

Seriously, as I have sought to enhance my understanding of theology and the Bible, I have read voraciously. This book appears to have little to do with the Bible (I stopped listening during the 2nd chapter), plays fast and loose with historical facts, cherry picks quotations from both the Bible and secular sources to prove the author's points, utilizes mocking tones in reading quotations with which the author disagrees, and generally seems to be about venting spleen. It succeeds in producing far more heat than light, and I feel it was a complete waste of my time.

I hope to warn others against making the same mistake.

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Springboard

Although this book just skims the surface of a variety of topics ranging from science to slavery, it provides a good springboard for further study. This book deals head on with many arguments made against the Bible regarding it's accuracy and morality. It especially provides key contexts for Biblical mandates in the Old Testament as well as the prevailing culture of civilizations during the Old and New Testaments. A good listen overall.

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anti gay, anti abortion propaganda...

Wow, where do I start? this book tries to prove the bible right, but it hardly makes any valid points. Some historical facts are right, loads are wrong.

This is what the book tells us:
everything in the bible is right. anything that proves it's not is wrong.

atheists are evil, they are compared to Hitler and Stalin

all other religions (except judaism) is wrong and primitive. most are evil...

anything that is good is because of the bible

gay people are winning and wroooong, same thing with abortion and contraception

anything bad the church has ever done is justified with that they fought something worse.

and much more.

would not recommend this to anyone wanting to learn anything.

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these should be labeled the right wing musings of

I downloaded all of the politically correct series, but I am still waiting on facts, not rant sessions against liberals. these books need FACTS.

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Hateful and Misleading

This was a very disappointing book to say the least. The author utilizes deceptive statements and unfounded accusations to fuel his hatemonger agenda.

To be fair, there were a few interesting points to be made. But these were unfortunately few and not elaborate.

I feel its vital to have an understanding of both sides of a debate, especially something as critical the tension between religion and science. But this book has no place in this debate due divisive nature and distortion of reason.

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The Incorrect Guide to the United States

I can't you how much I would love to get my credit back for both the book and the time I spent listening to it! It's not "Politically" incorrect, it's just someone's plain old Incorrect Fantasy! You will not learn anything about the bible from this book.

I didn't know if I should gasp in horror thinking that there might be someone that believes this stuff, or laugh at the insanity of it.
This book contains no "guide to the bible" in any way, shape or form. It's more of a mash-up using the philosophers (perhaps gathered from the names of characters from the TV show Lost like John Locke), bizarre writings on US founding fathers, and somehow coming to the conclusion that this has anything to do with the bible.

If you are under the delusion that the United States is the god's special magical country, you might like this book. I sure like it here! But I don't think it was foretold in the Old or New Testament.




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Skeptic? Take a listen.

A positive presentation for Christianity's contribution to science, slavery, and many other hot buttons throughout history until the present.

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Not PC but more than likely true

Great answer to PC critics. I enjoyed the pointing out that the famous contemporary critics of God and Christ are not scientists - generally not more than commentators. This book is a good companion to Lee Strobel's book " A Case for Christ".

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mental torture.

listening to this book is mental torture. a heap of name calling and logic falsies.
the only book in universe that has the words "Nazi" and "innocent" next each other

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  • Tim
  • 04-07-15

Contrived babble

Would you try another book written by Robert J. Hutchinson or narrated by Tom Weiner?

unlikely

What could Robert J. Hutchinson have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Cut out all the misinformation, back up claims with actual facts, cut out petty personal smears on other people with different opinions,

Would you be willing to try another one of Tom Weiner’s performances?

His pretend voices were irritating but on the whole OK

What character would you cut from The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Bible?

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Any additional comments?

Opinions are all very well, as are assertions but unless they're backed up with fact and constructed in valid logic they don't carry any weight. The "I know because I know because I know because I know" approach isn't very intelligent

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  • Al Williams
  • 04-06-22

Debunking critical thinking.

This is a difficult one to review really as the title isn't what one would think the content to be.

If like myself, you like to look at both sides of a discussion to form an opinion based on critical thinking then this book falls firmly on the side of Christian creationist doctrine. That's absolutely fine however, I was expecting a little humour based debate on the bible from the perspective of those big bang theorists, as the title would suggest.

The true title should read something like this...
"Debunking the none Christians views on the Bible by cherry picking the narrative".

The author goes to great lengths to point out the various groups who cherry pick their arguments by doing exactly the same and, much like his opposition, uses questionable interpretation of language to support his side of the argument.

Worth reading? Possibly. I do feel more could be gained by watching Monty Pythons life of Brian because, its as historically accurate as 'some' chapters of the good book which, in the authors words, were written one thousand years after the events portrayed.

I'm not a Darwinian big bang believer because, in my experience, nothing good comes from an explosion and, like religion, there isn't any scientific evidence to support either theory, one way or another. Both are human constructs because some people need something to believe in and others as a means of control.
I don't have the answers but personally, I believe if we are excellent to each other we'll move on to somewhere much more pleasant, if we plot world domination in a Klaus Schwabe style evolution of humankind, then there's a special kind of place for you mentioned in the bible. Earth!

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  • Hank
  • 04-07-20

Not quite I what I expected

Great content though I think the title is a little misleading. I've come across a lot of the content in this book and was hoping that there'd be more on the biblical foundation of western society than there actually was. otherwise it's a good read and handy resource.

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