One of the more amusing memories I have of the period of my life when the parents forced religion on me is my dad having me read Revelations when I’d get fidgety during a sermon about loving thy brother. This article (via Crooked Timber) shows that there is plenty to entertain 10 year old boys in the Old Testament as well.  Church attendance would boom with some well placed billboards of verses like

If two men are fighting and the wife of one of them comes to rescue her husband from the assailant, and she reaches out and grabs him by his privates parts, you shall cut off her hand. Show her no pity.   -Deuteronomy 25: 11-12

Now thats religion!j

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