33n75w said: The Bible’s got everything…violence, incest, adultery, an angry god, porn, bringing people back to life, badasses…and that’s all in the OT. (sorry, 11 years of catholic school gets to you)
lmao it’s true! Our teacher was explaining the concept of “knowing” to us and how Lilith was bad because she “knew” Adam by being on top when they had sex so she was looking down on him and her name means darkness. Which is why religious people only do it missionary style! The Old Testament definitely seems interesting, but I’m also interested in the New Testament for what’s written about Christ. I don’t know all that much about him besides the cliches (loving neighbors, walking on water, dying for sins, etc) so I’m interested to know more straight from the text rather than from usually unreliable Christians/Jews.
It’s the original Kings James translation with Apocrypha. It’s possible it gets more sexist later on, but it’s description of Eve’s punishment was a lot less graphic and misogynistic than the one I read when I was bored at my friends batmitzva at her temple! lol.
I actually am enjoying reading the Bible for my class. It’s really quite fascinating. I find the amount of things that are apart of our society today that are from the Bible to be extraordinary.
My classmates are all very familiar with the Bible and grew up reading it, however I did not and I’m not familiar with it at all. It’s pretty interesting reading it, knowing how many people die for it, base civilizations around it, and essentially worship it.
I think part of why I don’t mind it is because the translation we’re reading is a lot less sexist than the other translation I’ve encountered. Not to say it isn’t still sexist and a bit ridiculous, but comparatively, it’s much better.
I have to read THE BIBLE, as well as analysis of the Bible, Medieval Literature (BEOWOLF), and fix my very poor attempt at creative writing that’s due tomorrow. Oh and I’m being promoted to VP of the club which is nice and all but it’s more responsibility and there’s tryouts and my legs hurt and GOD.