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As a Jewish person myself, I find this series of blogs to be just eye-opening. you don't even need to be religious to enjoy it but it probably helps if you have an interest in the Bible, Judaism, or Christianity. And a sense of humor. comments?

http://www.slate.com/id/2150150/

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Blogging the Bible??? Yeah because religious freaks have so much trouble getting their message out
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Blogging the Bible??? Yeah because religious freaks have so much trouble getting their message out
did you actually check it out or are you making assumptions?

the writing is hilarious and down to earth. there's nothing freakish about this guy IMHO. if he's a religious nut, he masks it well.

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Blogging the Bible??? Yeah because religious freaks have so much trouble getting their message out
Thank you, but I happen to be a religious "freak."

It's so funny to me that unique groups of all kinds are protected and it's politically incorrect to disrespect them. This doesn't seem to apply to Christianity, at least in my experience. But sorry, that was a bit off topic.

Thank you for the link, it looks interesting.

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Come on!!! who in their right mind sits down for hours to write about the Bible???

This is just some religious nut/organization trying to get their message out in a trendy new way.

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Why is this psalm world famous and the other 149 are not? One reason must be that Psalm 23 is a most pacific and gentle poem. One of the revelations I've had reading the Bible is that its most famous passages are almost always its gentlest and most loving parts.
Who writes like that???

btw yes I am indeed paranoid!
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Thank you, but I happen to be a religious "freak."
Good Luck with that
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Good Luck with that
Thank you.

...and it's quite interesting to me that you took the time to go through it and pick out some sections to make fun of. I don't know that I would have done that, in your situation.

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Come on!!! who in their right mind sits down for hours to write about the Bible???

This is just some religious nut/organization trying to get their message out in a trendy new way.



Who writes like that???

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yes you are paranoid.

i haven't gotten to psalms as yet so i can't comment on the piece you quoted.

i'm actually (for the first time in my life) reading thru the Bible from beginning to end. then i ran across this blog series and found that i enjoyed reading his commentary on what i had already read. i am barely cracking Leviticus (book #3) so we're talking snails pace here.

who blogs the Bible? someone refreshingly creative and original who does not hesitate to criticize it along the way. you really need to quote some of those parts as well.

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Thank you, but I happen to be a religious "freak."

It's so funny to me that unique groups of all kinds are protected and it's politically incorrect to disrespect them. This doesn't seem to apply to Christianity, at least in my experience. But sorry, that was a bit off topic.

Thank you for the link, it looks interesting.

Me too (although I don't consider myself a freak but I realize some see religious people like that. )

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Me too (although I don't consider myself a freak but I realize some see religious people like that. )
LOL. I don't either hehe

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I read part of it, and I thought it was really interesting. And I'm not even what dkw would call a "religious freak"

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i'm actually (for the first time in my life) reading thru the Bible from beginning to end. then i ran across this blog series and found that i enjoyed reading his commentary on what i had already read. i am barely cracking Leviticus (book #3) so we're talking snails pace here.
Leviticus can be tough going. If you lose steam, you can take a break from Leviticus and read Job. It might be the oldest story in the Bible and it's also in the Koran.

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Come on!!! who in their right mind sits down for hours to write about the Bible???
who sits down and watches the Oscars for hours and hours? Millions of shallow people.

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who sits down and watches the Oscars for hours and hours? Millions of shallow people.
IMO both groups are very similar in that they lack the ability to independently develop a concept of human existence and rely on... in a word - fantasy

And for the record I have nothing against anyone reading the Bible, I myself read it cover to cover when I was 16. But even if eventually you're going to accept the things written in the Bible as "the truth" you owe it to yourself to at least do a comparative analysis of other ideas, other people hold to be "truths". And then synthesize all this information into a personal concept of who and what God is, and if he does exist and did create the world, then what are your individual responsibilities to him and your fellow man.

If the writer of this Blog continues with the Koran, Hindu scriptures etc. and does a similar write-up then he would be encouraging much needed religious exploration. But I doubt this will happen because like I said, I’m very suspicious that this is just another manifestation of the good old fashion "Proselytizing" that’s built into the Christian religion.
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