evangelical-christian-prayerEvangelical Christians are under attack in a newly released piece by Newsweek which calls those of the faith “God’s frauds.” In its pre-Christmas issue, the magazine launched a vitriolic war on the Bible in an article by Kurt Eichenwald, titled “The Bible: So Misunderstood It’s a Sin.” Eichenwald’s attempts to discredit the Bible – both the Old Testament and New Testament – and casts Christians as evil hypocrites. “They are God’s frauds, cafeteria Christians who pick and choose which Bible verses they heed with less care than they exercise in selecting side order for lunch,” the author writes. “They are joined by religious rationalizers—fundamentalists who, unable to find Scripture supporting their biases and beliefs, twist phrases and modify translations to prove they are honoring the Bible’s words,” he continues. Eichenwald maintains that he seeks to fight against the “illiteracy of self-proclaimed Biblical literalists” while he himself selectively interprets Biblical themes to prove his point. His mission “is designed to shine a light on a book that has been abused by people who claim to revere it but don’t read it, in the process creating misery for others.” Pointing to what he calls the “many contradictions” of the Bible, Eichenwald questions some of the more famous passages such as the veracity of the Biblical account of creation as told in Genesis and the flood in the book of Noah, what he calls “the literary equivalent of a hall of mirrors.” More