The only church going people that would be shocked by these passages are those that really have not studied the Bible. None of these passages is in anyway a shocking to a mature Biblical Christian. The Bible is full of real life passages that deal with life in a hard and painful world. In other words, real words written to real people dealing with real stuff. If you think it is just a fluff piece of literature written about a nice old man on a white cloud then you have never read it, and you are either not a Christian or not a very deep Christian. Anyone who takes the Bible seriously knows about these passages and many more that deal with gritty real life and death stuff.