|Originally posted by George Smiley |
I've always intended to read the Bible some day, the only thing thats puttin me off is someone told me what happened at the end!
Yeah, humanity gets completely screwed, right?
But seriously, it's interesting to read even if you know the basic outline of the Biblical mythology. You could debate for a lifetime the meaning of a few seemingly innocuous passages, simply because a lot of the rationale behind what has been written has been lost. So far, at least, I've seen no greater argument against the tenets of Judeo-Christianity than in the words of the Bible itself. There is no way - in the simple, imprecise manner that it is written - that this is anything more than the literature of simple Middle-Eastern folk written over 2,500 years ago. If you treat it in the same manner that you'd treat, say, the mythologies of the Greeks, then it's actually quite an interesting read...