The Lord’s not so good at follow-through


2 February 2007, 23.03 CET

David Plotz reads the Bible, and notices much of the fun stuff:

I want to find out what happens when an ignorant person actually reads the book on which his religion is based. I think I’m in the same position as many other lazy but faithful people (Christians, Jews, Moslems, Hindus). I love Judaism; I love (most of) the lessons it has taught me about how to live in the world; and yet I realized I am fundamentally ignorant about its foundation, its essential document. So, what will happen if I approach my Bible empty, unmediated by teachers or rabbis or parents? What will delight and horrify me? How will the Bible relate to the religion I practice, and the lessons I thought I learned in synagogue and Hebrew School? . . . I’ll spend the next few weeks (or months) finding out.

A series definitely worth reading.

[via OxBlog]