Page 4 of 4 FirstFirst ... 234
Results 31 to 37 of 37

Thread: Which parts of the bible should I read?

  1. Top | #31
    Elder Contributor
    Join Date
    Feb 2001
    Location
    Located 100 miles east of A in America
    Posts
    31,338
    Archived
    42,473
    Total Posts
    73,811
    Rep Power
    100
    I'd recommend Genesis and Exodus. It falls apart afterwards.

  2. Top | #32
    Veteran Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    Port Clinton, Ohio
    Posts
    4,300
    Archived
    591
    Total Posts
    4,891
    Rep Power
    71
    Right, and the science in Genesis and moral stature of Exodus make a cohesive whole. Nothin' tribal 'bout the Bible!

  3. Top | #33
    Contributor
    Join Date
    Nov 2017
    Location
    seattle
    Posts
    6,876
    Rep Power
    21
    No spoilers please. Don't spoil the ending.

  4. Top | #34
    Deus Meumque Jus
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Canada's London
    Posts
    11,424
    Archived
    9,514
    Total Posts
    20,938
    Rep Power
    55
    So I've heard some people describe some of the books as likely coming from writers with mental health issues. Does anyone know of analysis anywhere online that tries to identify which ones these are? Or, if not, which ones are the most scattered and 'out there' in your opinion? I wouldn't mind taking a look at one of the more outlandish sections.

  5. Top | #35
    Sapere aude Politesse's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2018
    Location
    Chochenyo Territory, US
    Posts
    6,184
    Rep Power
    23
    I've always thought Ezekiel was the most trippy member of the anthology. Though it is worth considering the sort of times it was written in. It's not really possible to diagnose mental conditions at such a distance, but schizophrenia has been suggested for the writer of Ezekiel, and epilepsy for the historical Paul. Severe depression for at least one of the authors of Jeremiah. Personally, I'm not fond of the practice of psychologizing mystical experiences in classic texts, as I think it achieves both dubious historical interpretation and contributes to the stigmatization of mental disorders in the present.

  6. Top | #36
    Contributor skepticalbip's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Location
    Searching for reality along the long and winding road
    Posts
    6,368
    Archived
    12,976
    Total Posts
    19,344
    Rep Power
    71
    Quote Originally Posted by rousseau View Post
    So I've heard some people describe some of the books as likely coming from writers with mental health issues. Does anyone know of analysis anywhere online that tries to identify which ones these are? Or, if not, which ones are the most scattered and 'out there' in your opinion? I wouldn't mind taking a look at one of the more outlandish sections.
    The Book of Revelations reads like someone on a bad acid trip. And then Ezekiel 1 is often cited by UFO enthusiasts as an account of an alien encounter.

  7. Top | #37
    Veteran Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    Port Clinton, Ohio
    Posts
    4,300
    Archived
    591
    Total Posts
    4,891
    Rep Power
    71
    Revelation ends with a mind-blowing Cialis prophecy:
    He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even so come, Lord Jesus.
    Hal Lindsey is still alive -- where is his book on this rapture? Res-erection > Ascension > Insertion > Incoming!
    When I get my religious radio program, this is all I'm talking about.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •