Pluggedin.com Book Reviewer Gives Book of Revelation ½ Plug Review for “Sensuality, Violence, Crude Language”
Colorado Springs, CO – The newly-redesigned book review segment of Pluggedin.com handed down a controversial opinion earlier this week when a reviewer gave Revelation, the final book of the New Testament, a ½-Plug review out of a possible 5-plugs.
Said the reviewer, “There is much to admire about the way the Apostle John describes the visions he experienced on Patmos, but it is not without its significant moral problems. True, his account of God’s throne room and the worship scene within is breathtaking and might move readers to tears, but before and after he salts his book with seemingly unnecessary references to people’s sex lives and envisions the end of the world as a singularly violent and gratuitous affair.”
In the “Sex/Nudity” category the reviewer mentioned specific problematic passages such as in the second chapter where John describes the “the woman Jezebel as an adulteress and refers to her many partners. The biggest issue is the book’s seventeenth chapter in which John describes a woman as “the mother of harlots” and “describes something akin to a drunken frat party. Or worse.”
The “Violence/Gore” section was far worse, as the reviewer lamented John’s “inexplicable need to fill his book with accounts of earthquakes, demons, flesh-eating pests, and avenging angels spilling blood like water on parched earth.”
In conclusion the reviewer said, “John mars the beauty of his work with needless accounts of immorality, crude terms for immoral people, and a penchant to kill a few-hundred thousand people every few verses.”