The Brick Bible: A New Spin on the Old Testament
The Brick Bible: The New Testament: A New Spin on the Story of Jesus
The Brick –The Bible’s Graphic Novel Version
What Brendan Powell Smith’s thinks of the bible is apparent in his photographs of Lego blocks depicting famous scenes from the so-called "good book". The Bible, however, is rather dark, violent and sometimes, outright ridiculous, and of course, Smith's subtle nuances carry that message rather well. The scenes depicted, albeit in fun and colorful colors, are far from what would likely be taught in Sunday school. The comments left at Amazon by furious parents who realized this far too late are hilarious!
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Definitely an awesome art project by Brendan P. Smith . This guy put an impressive amount of work into this.
He apparently has annoyed a lot of religious people who thought it was a kids book with it. But honestly, If you don't check a book out before you buy it for your kids really who's fault is that! This reminds me of parents being outraged by Shel Silverstien.
I love legos! I think that this would make a great addition to the many other versions of the Bible I own :)
Are you a bible collector? If you are I agree it could be the first version of bible made by an Atheist. I don't consider the Satanic bible as a version of the bible but rather a book unto itself.
I'd be a Bible collector if I had the space... with every move, I get rid of more of my religious paraphenalia (except those Santeria prayer candles, I keep buying more of those!). And no, the Satanic Bible is not a bible in my eyes... though the Necromicon might be. I'm actually selling one of my copies now :)
What is the Necromicon is it a good read?
The Necromicon (or the Book of the Black Earth) was recorded around 700AD by Abdul Alhazred, but just like the Bible the text is documenting things that had been in place for hundreds if not thousands of years prior. It's got some pretty interesting stuff in it, and it has some good insight into the ancient Arabic religions. When you compare the beliefs of the ancient Arabic cultures with the beliefs of other civilizations of the time, and take into consideration the environmental factors that would support the beliefs of each region, it raises some pretty interesting questions as to what makes people believe exactly what they do, and how.
Of course, I have no answers to the questions, lol. I just like collecting information :)
I believe that should actually be "Necronomicon."
Don't forget to ad the the Skeptic's Annotated Bible to your collection too!
I just downloaded that onto my Note II and I am going to be spending the rest of the night lmao! That's some creativity he had. :)
Righahaight seriously I know he puts lots of time into this, I think copies of his book deserve a premium price a s a piece of art! Would love to get a signed addition. Wonder if he ever does book tours!
I can't wait to see this book first hand! It sounds like something that is right up my alley! :)
After reviewing the book itself, I can see why their were some really pissed off people on Amazon leaving bad comments for the book. It made them and their religion look utterly ridiculous! And it was the funniest thing I have read in a while! :)
I saw some of those too! It kind of distracted me and made me not want to spend the money on it. I must have read them wrong as you have put the comments into a new light for me and I think now that the rebellious nature in me wants to buy the book even more to see what all of the hype is about.
He is artistic. Although I see the bible differently, I could say that he is really creative in showing his own interpretation of the bible.
This is a religious book, and has nothing to do with the atheism. Probably with the Lego passion for some of us.
The following quote is from the Introduction written by Wanda M. Lundy, Professor of Ministry Studies, New York Theological Seminary, for the book "The Brick Bible: The New Testament...":
"Many people have the desire to read the Bible, but find it difficult for a number of reasons. Many feel intimidated because they don't think they will be able to understand it. Smith created a Bible for adults that has simple, relatable pictures. This bold attempt to introduce the stories of the New Testament to readers who may not be as likely to attend church services or pick up and read the Bible is long overdue." and on, and on, and on...
From the intro results that, first, the book is written for adults. Anyone buying it for kids is mentally challenged. And, second, the book is religious. The positive reviews on Amazon.com are double as many as the negative ones provided by the mentally challenged parents who bought the book for kids. But, let's see some:
- "Bought this because of my love of Jesus and legos. It was great."
- "Unique and so effective use of a "toy" to tell such a great story. My 3 grandsons love Legos and Bible stories separately"
- "I gave this book to my 9 year old grandson for Christmas. He was totally thrilled to receive it. He had to stop and look through his New testament before opening other gifts. He is really into the Bible and loves Legos."
- "Excellent book to teach about the stupidity of Christianity! My kids love it! Will surely buy more for Christmas!" (this is one of my favorites; the guy talks about the stupidity of Christianity, but celebrates Christmas ???)
- "Must have for lego loving christians"
- "I now have the old and the new testament...We love Lego's and we Love Christ...its a nice blend of the stories and my boys have enjoyed reading it over and over!"
But, just go on and read all the reviews, and then come back and tell me that this is not a religious book.
GINAMOON has the only good idea among the other commentators here. The book is a different (and original) artistic try to present the bible, not to mock it.
I think that is it important to realize that in the book of Num 25:9 the bible says that " And those that died in the plague were twenty and four thousand. "
Num 25:1 And Israel abode in Shittim, and the people began to commit whoredom with the daughters of Moab.
2 And they called the people unto the sacrifices of their gods: and the people did eat, and bowed down to their gods.
3 And Israel joined himself unto Baalpeor: and the anger of the LORD was kindled against Israel.
4 And the LORD said unto Moses, Take all the heads of the people, and hang them up before the LORD against the sun, that the fierce anger of the LORD may be turned away from Israel.
5 And Moses said unto the judges of Israel, Slay ye every one his men that were joined unto Baalpeor.
6 And, behold, one of the children of Israel came and brought unto his brethren a Midianitish woman in the sight of Moses, and in the sight of all the congregation of the children of Israel, who were weeping before the door of the tabernacle of the congregation.
7 And when Phinehas, the son of Eleazar, the son of Aaron the priest, saw it, he rose up from among the congregation and took a javelin in his hand.
8 And he went after the man of Israel into the tent and thrust both of them through, the man of Israel, and the woman through her belly. So the plague stayed from the children of Israel.
The Bible is very clear. The Midianites and Moabites were bringing plagues, sickness, and diseases and unclean infected foods into the Hebrew camps and they were following the other god.
ALWAYS in the Bible the term " Following the other gods '" always referred to and included the practices of the dangerous activity that was killing and infecting and killing thousands of people at a time and the god of the Bible was stopping the plagues and diseases by ordering the killing and removal of those who knew what they were doing was wrong and who were spreading the plagues and diseases and murdering their fellow citizens.
There were no cures, no medicines, no doctors or prescriptions and surgeries.
Don't atheists actually read the Bible ? Why not tell the truth about the Bible and simply destroy the Bible message based on truth. ?
Everything in the Bible is eXplained. This does not prove that god exists, nothing proves that god exists. especially the Bible. However, why lie and distort and mock Your own lack of reality and total misinformation ?
I see my fellow Atheists going through the entire Bible making up the most absurd and foolish claims as they make atheists who are honest look like fools too. Blood Crime are a reality in the Bible and when someone breaks the laws following the other gods, they murder and infect thousands at a time. Sadly most atheists here simply have no scriptures for their claim or faiths.
Re: "I see my fellow Atheists..."
You're not an atheist, mate, you're a Xtian. You eXpose yourself everytime you eXpound on the Bible. Did you think we wouldn't recognise the "X"?
If you want to come here and debate atheists, fine- but do it honestly, stop pretending to be something you're not, own your faith and precede from there. If you can't do that, kindly fuck off.
Lego Bible Verses:
Why read the book when you can watch the movie?
My personal favorite:
The acid trip that is Revelation is given a particularly lavish treatment in this ... :D
@Cal you think Revelations the result of an acid trip? acid trip?
I've always thought the most likely explanation would be ergot poisoning, possibly long term, followed by magic mushrooms.