Brother to elder: have you ever read the old Testament?
BITD when I still went door knocking I mentioned to the group that I was reading a real good book. I said it was a "bit" violent, but if you just skimmed over the be-headings, stabbings, disembowelment, rapes, incest, homosexual sex, infanticide by live burning, adultery and murder then the rest wasn't too bad. The counsel started immediately. The elder and MS in the group were apoplectic about the un-scriptural literature I was reading. After several minutes of counsel they asked if I had anything to say? I said I would quit reading the Bible at their suggestion!