So at my parent-in-law's home my 2 year old child presented me with a 'My Book With Bible Stories'.
"Will you read me this book daddy?"
No honey, daddy doesn't like this book. Do you have a nice book we can read?
As far as I know my wife and I agree this book would be off-limits. Apparently not.
So I'll have to bring this topic up once again, and I did a quick check on the stories to back my argument.
Well I knew it's a bad book, but I was surprised anyway.
- General mention of death: 35x
- Death penalty: 14x
- (Attempted) Murder: 19x
- General violence: 7x
- Rape: 2x
- Slavery: 1x
- War/genocide: 12x
- Abduction: 1x
Total number of stories wholly inappropriate for children: 91 out of 116, or 78%
Only 25 stories where nobody dies, is murdered, or raped.
FYI I have been quite generous while counting: each story is only counted once. A story that contains all of violence, rape, murder and genocide is counted in only 1 category.
The total number of occurrences of topics inappropriate for children is even higher!
Fuck me, this book is a big no-go for my baby girl!