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The Wholey Libel: How Many People Will I Offend?:
Bigonkers! is MagicThe Wholey Libel is a is a parody of the Holy Bible in one of my story-verses. It's written almost the same except it's done in the style of one big newspaper archive with a Gossip section in place of the Gospel and the Testimony in place of the Testament. In place of "Paul's Letters" is a "Letters to the Editor" section. As for the religion itself, just think of the Christian religions with emphasis placed on the Virgin Mary. Instead of a single "Son of God" there are "the Twins of the Lady". The book itself is published by the Wholey company hence the name "the Wholey Libel". Questions? Suggestions? Concerns? In the name of the Mother, the Daughter, and the Son. Ai'right!
WHY YOU LITTLE-!Despite being Christian, this idea sounds awesome and funny to me and I fully endorse it.
I'm not a Pokemon Trainer, you zetta sons of digits!
I like how this sounds. (FYI, I'm an atheist)
vigilantly taxonomishIt sounds fairly inoffensive to me, though I think someone will inevitably be bothered by it. I cannot make up my mind whether I think the pun funny or horrible. I think both.
Hello againI think Paul's letters should be Editorials rather than letters to the editor, slightly more accurate. Leviticus and Deuteronomy are law and business, Psalms and Songs are the self-help section, Kings is politics? But yeah, too. I don't really find it any more offensive than the Bible According to Cheese. But then I'm not a the-Bible-is-the-word-of-God kind of Christian.
edited 4th Feb '11 11:58:18 PM by Luthen
Random StuffzSomeone will always be upset about anything. But I wholly endorse this idea. It would have to be one of the best things ever.
I should put something clever here...
What everyone else said. Some people will be offended no matter what, but this sounds awesome.
Bigonkers! is MagicNoted. I am wondering if I should use the old style of writing (think newspapers from the early days of journalism) when writing the Old Testimony and a more modern style when writing the New Testimony. Also, since the Virgin Mary isn't introduced until the New Testament I'm wondering how I'll pull off things like the Epicus when Mathis led his people to freedom with the Lady looking over him. The whole story is told in a world news style like how newspapers reported events of WWII.
Bigonkers! is MagicThere is, sorta. It comes in the form of references to an evil organization (which it turns out from reading between the lines to be a rival publishing company).
Chaotic New TrollThe OP's idea is made of awesomesauce and win.
Banned, selectivelyDo that with the Koran, tough guy, lol.
Whether you think you can, or you think you can't, you are probably right.
Bigonkers! is MagicI don't know that much about the Koran, unfortunately. I'll let the Muslims make fun of their own bible.
MaelstromThe Koran would likely be an advice magazine written by a casual reader of The Wholey Libel, with the advice tidbits gradually getting shorter and shorter.
edited 17th Feb '11 4:07:31 PM by Five_X
I need a drinkI think this is a great idea. You could even include strips from the comic pages, or a obituary page. That...sounded a little dark.
Theres sex and death and human grime in monochrome for one thin dime and at least the trains all run on time but they dont go anywhere.
Bigonkers! is MagicAn obituary section would probably be a list of martyrs.
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