Monthly Archives: September 2011
…and something meaningful.
In previous posts here I’ve discussed issues regarding the Bible. Here I return to a theme hinted at in the first installment and then dropped for a philosophical excursus. In short, I’m going to talk a little bit about my personal response at different times in my life to the Good Book.
So I read the Bible twice, first the KJV and then the (at the time) relatively recent translation The New English Bible between the ages of about 18 and 20. I remember being amazed, but not scandalized by, the extreme amounts of violence and sex I encountered in the Old Testament. Certainly, not stuff I’d ever heard about in Sunday School! As I later on realized that very few others, even avid churchgoers (which I was not then, and did not become for a long, long time), knew little about the content of the Bible while still feeling free to loftily proclaim on it, I became quite appalled at the ignorance and presumption of so many purported Christians. Hopefully I’ve managed to become a bit less judgmental since then; but I’m still appalled. Read the rest of this entry