To most Christians the bible is like a software license. Nobody actually reads it. They just scroll to the bottom and click I agree. Many of us who search for meaning, read the Christian Bible more closely than the Tea Party types ever will.
In Saudia Arabia and many other Islamic nations, Edgar Allan Poe would have been sentenced to lashes or killed for this statement. Not all that different than what Glen Beck would do, if he had the power. Religion stifles our greatest minds.