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GQ Magazine puts Bible on list of books not worth reading
« on: April 23, 2018, 08:48:25 PM »
GQ Magazine puts Bible on list of books not worth reading:

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2018/04/23/gq-magazine-puts-bible-list-classic-books-not-worth-reading/541325002/

Well I guess for me that puts GQ on my list of magazines not worth reading (does anyone read Time magazine anymore?). It's beyond me why some people who are in the business of selling things (also Hollywood) wish to cast aside a group of people who might be their potential customers.
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Re: GQ Magazine puts Bible on list of books not worth reading
« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2018, 08:58:45 PM »
Time and GQ are the same thing?
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Re: GQ Magazine puts Bible on list of books not worth reading
« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2018, 09:01:15 PM »
No, just 2 magazines not worth the money.
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Re: GQ Magazine puts Bible on list of books not worth reading
« Reply #3 on: April 23, 2018, 09:03:23 PM »
Most magazines aren’t worth the money.  And if they are, you probably have to confess “reading” them.
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Re: GQ Magazine puts Bible on list of books not worth reading
« Reply #4 on: April 23, 2018, 10:19:49 PM »
GQ's chief editor is a homosexual and the list of books contains many classics by white authors - in other words, typical anti-Western polemics out of a progressive rag.

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« Reply #5 on: April 23, 2018, 10:36:34 PM »
The list just looks like a standard blog post along the lines of "21 Books Everyone Else Loves But I Don't". Also, the title of the USA Today piece is more aggressive ("edgy," click-baity) than the title of the original article.

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« Reply #6 on: April 23, 2018, 11:29:20 PM »
Time and GQ are the same thing?
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Re: GQ Magazine puts Bible on list of books not worth reading
« Reply #7 on: April 23, 2018, 11:32:26 PM »
I put GQ Magazine on list of magazines not worth reading.

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Re: GQ Magazine puts Bible on list of books not worth reading
« Reply #8 on: April 23, 2018, 11:32:45 PM »
Time and GQ are the same thing?
yes. Trash.

I remember liking GQ's expose on Paul Elam and A Voice for Men. Haven't really read anything else they've done.
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Re: GQ Magazine puts Bible on list of books not worth reading
« Reply #9 on: April 23, 2018, 11:38:04 PM »
People still read magazines?
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Re: GQ Magazine puts Bible on list of books not worth reading
« Reply #10 on: April 24, 2018, 12:08:12 AM »
People still read magazines?

Almost exclusively in terms of the online articles they publish (unless comicbooks count as magazines heh).

My aunt got me subscriptions to the Smithsonian and Archaeology and those are nice to read once in a while. Also, I still pick up the occasional copy of Asimov's Science Fiction.
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« Reply #11 on: April 24, 2018, 12:12:00 AM »
There are still apparently hundreds of literary magazines/journals. I guess if you're a college and have graduate lit programs you gotta keep something going.

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« Reply #12 on: April 24, 2018, 12:17:44 AM »
There are still apparently hundreds of literary magazines/journals. I guess if you're a college and have graduate lit programs you gotta keep something going.

Not a lot else to do if you want people to still be able to write and publish short fiction and make a name for themselves. A lot of these are also available online with a subscription, too.
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Re: GQ Magazine puts Bible on list of books not worth reading
« Reply #13 on: April 24, 2018, 12:38:20 AM »
There are still apparently hundreds of literary magazines/journals. I guess if you're a college and have graduate lit programs you gotta keep something going.
Actually, universities are probably the sole place where journals/magazines are still useful. I was going to submit one about the inconstitutionality of a certain environmental law and then the Supreme Court just revoked a large part of it. It was the only time in my life I hate someone for saving the environment.
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« Reply #14 on: April 24, 2018, 04:41:29 AM »
That’s it, canceling my subscription now!!!
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« Reply #15 on: April 24, 2018, 07:24:07 AM »
Does anyone actually comply with such read-these-don't-read-those lists? Now that would be pathetic.
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Re: GQ Magazine puts Bible on list of books not worth reading
« Reply #16 on: April 24, 2018, 10:36:01 AM »
People still read magazines?

Regional, interest-specific magazines are doing well. It's more difficult to make money with general interest publications.
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Does anyone actually comply with such read-these-don't-read-those lists? Now that would be pathetic.
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Re: GQ Magazine puts Bible on list of books not worth reading
« Reply #18 on: April 24, 2018, 11:32:38 AM »
Most magazines aren’t worth the money.  And if they are, you probably have to confess “reading” them.
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« Reply #19 on: April 24, 2018, 11:32:56 AM »
Does anyone actually comply with such read-these-don't-read-those lists? Now that would be pathetic.
you assUme that they are looking for voluntary compliance.

Pathetic it is.
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Does anyone actually comply with such read-these-don't-read-those lists? Now that would be pathetic.

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Re: GQ Magazine puts Bible on list of books not worth reading
« Reply #21 on: April 24, 2018, 09:47:07 PM »
GQ Magazine puts Bible on list of books not worth reading:

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2018/04/23/gq-magazine-puts-bible-list-classic-books-not-worth-reading/541325002/

Well I guess for me that puts GQ on my list of magazines not worth reading (does anyone read Time magazine anymore?). It's beyond me why some people who are in the business of selling things (also Hollywood) wish to cast aside a group of people who might be their potential customers.

Propaganda geared towards middle aged people who care about fashion and progressive liberalism too much.

But hey, it did get ya talking about it huh?
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Re: GQ Magazine puts Bible on list of books not worth reading
« Reply #22 on: April 30, 2018, 02:21:27 AM »
I know nothing about this particular magazine, but sounds like a typical liberal rag.

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« Reply #23 on: April 30, 2018, 03:16:45 AM »
I know nothing about this particular magazine, but sounds like a typical liberal rag.

It's a men's magazine. So, essentially, a list of 'books that might impress a woman if she spots them on your shelf'. Buzzfeed does that kind of list all the time, so I don't know why we take GQ more seriously.
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« Reply #24 on: April 30, 2018, 05:57:13 AM »
I know nothing about this particular magazine, but sounds like a typical liberal rag.

It's a men's magazine. So, essentially, a list of 'books that might impress a woman if she spots them on your shelf'. Buzzfeed does that kind of list all the time, so I don't know why we take GQ more seriously.

I think the OP just saw it somewhere and decided it was zomgpersecution.
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Re: GQ Magazine puts Bible on list of books not worth reading
« Reply #25 on: May 01, 2018, 02:57:50 AM »
What is the GQ magazine?
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Re: GQ Magazine puts Bible on list of books not worth reading
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What is the GQ magazine?

Gentlemen's Quarterly- stuff about suits and sports and cigars and other traditionally manly things (and general interest reporting/listicles).
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« Reply #27 on: May 01, 2018, 03:13:58 AM »
Gentlemen's Quarterly- stuff about suits and sports and cigars and other traditionally manly things (and general interest reporting/listicles).
Manly?  Sounds more like dandy to me...
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« Reply #28 on: May 01, 2018, 05:12:06 AM »
Gentlemen's Quarterly- stuff about suits and sports and cigars and other traditionally manly things (and general interest reporting/listicles).
Manly?  Sounds more like dandy to me...

Or lumbersexual, I guess.
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« Reply #29 on: May 01, 2018, 02:51:37 PM »
I couldn't say that I'm the least bit shocked about GQ. It's no loss to me, since I regard that magazine as rubbish anyway.

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Re: GQ Magazine puts Bible on list of books not worth reading
« Reply #30 on: May 01, 2018, 04:42:45 PM »
The Bible is not a book. The Bible is a collection of numerous books. Somebody should point out this fact to this brilliant "literary critic."

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Re: GQ Magazine puts Bible on list of books not worth reading
« Reply #31 on: May 01, 2018, 04:49:24 PM »
The Bible is not a book. The Bible is a collection of numerous books. Somebody should point out this fact to this brilliant "literary critic."

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Re: GQ Magazine puts Bible on list of books not worth reading
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Fr. Thomas Hopko once quoted another priest as saying, "Telling someone 'The Bible says' is like saying 'The library says.'"
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Re: GQ Magazine puts Bible on list of books not worth reading
« Reply #33 on: May 01, 2018, 07:12:02 PM »
Fr. Thomas Hopko once quoted another priest as saying, "Telling someone 'The Bible says' is like saying 'The library says.'"
I see where he's going, but this quote seems a bit odd. Any library has a lot of BS, so this could pass the idea that not everything in the Bible is trustable, instead of passing the idea that the Bible is just paper and words, that don't make full sense if not vivified by Spirit (I believe this is what he meant).
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Re: GQ Magazine puts Bible on list of books not worth reading
« Reply #34 on: May 01, 2018, 07:24:54 PM »
Fr. Thomas Hopko once quoted another priest as saying, "Telling someone 'The Bible says' is like saying 'The library says.'"
I see where he's going, but this quote seems a bit odd. Any library has a lot of BS, so this could pass the idea that not everything in the Bible is trustable, instead of passing the idea that the Bible is just paper and words, that don't make full sense if not vivified by Spirit (I believe this is what he meant).

I think you're reading too much into it.
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« Reply #35 on: May 01, 2018, 10:45:12 PM »
Of course, I'm a law student, I must be necessarily dull about any written detail.
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Re: GQ Magazine puts Bible on list of books not worth reading
« Reply #36 on: May 02, 2018, 10:30:08 AM »
Gentlemen's Quarterly- stuff about suits and sports and cigars and other traditionally manly things (and general interest reporting/listicles).
Manly?  Sounds more like dandy to me...

Or lumbersexual, I guess.
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« Reply #37 on: May 02, 2018, 10:31:34 AM »
Of course, I'm a law student, I must be necessarily dull about any written detail.
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« Reply #38 on: May 02, 2018, 01:14:36 PM »
Fr. Thomas Hopko once quoted another priest as saying, "Telling someone 'The Bible says' is like saying 'The library says.'"

In Orthodox parlance we tend to use the catch-all "the Fathers tell us..." instead of the popular preacher's "the Bible says...", but in each case the phrasing is often invoked to place a sense of authority behind a nondescript generalization.