Saturday, 6 March 2010

The Book of Genocide

This is a group illustration project concerned with the socially unacceptable and illegal acts of cruelty committed in the Bible in the name of our Lord.

I will contribute this piece to this interesting idea by Alan Dunne and Steve McNally.

This is the wonderful passage:

Elisha & The Bears

And he went up from thence unto Bethel: and as he was going up by the way, there came forth little children out of the city, and mocked him, and said unto him, Go up, thou bald head; go up, thou bald head. And he turned back, and looked on them, and cursed them in the name of the LORD. And there came forth two she bears out of the wood, and tare forty and two children of them.
2 Kings 2:23-2:24

Would you slaughter 40 kids if they had a laugh at your comb-over ? I think this passage clearly shows the motivation to create monsters such as the Devil. Maybe then it won't be so funny.