Norweigan Priest Fired for Writing About Sex in The Bible
The Bishop of Oslo at the State Church of Norway (Statskirken, Evangalical Lutheran) has contacted Einar Gelius in order to tell him that he is fired.
Einar published a book called “Sex in The Bible” and that was too much for the State Church of Norway.
Einar has been a priest since 1986, after he finished a masters in theology at the University of Oslo. It is not the first time he has released controversial books about Christianity and the Bible. According to the NRK (Norweigan Radio Channel) a lot of norweigans find it liberating that Einar Gelius has the courage to confront the various taboo subjects of Christianity.
I was somewhat surprised by this news, as anyone who have read the bible will know, it is filled with sex, both directly and indirectly. It has a sickening fixation on virginity, and how women should be treated. Also in Ezekiel there are detailed passages about big penises, ejaculation, and breasts.
If the State Church of Norway does not want their congregation to know about this fixation on sex in the Bible, they should ban the use of the Bible.
On the other hand, I think this would actually also boost the sales of this book that Einar Gelius has just released. I am myself curious to read what his views are on the various sexual parts in the bible.
I find it sad that my Scandinavian neighbour is censoring someone at a state institution for saying his opinion about the bible, even if he is hired by the church.
What is your opinion?