Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Day 1 of reading the Bible

I have decided to read the bible. Here it goes.
At least want to read the give books of Moses, Isaiah, Job, and the New Testament.

READ: Genesis 1 to Genesis 28.6

Thoughts:

God created the universe.

Seems strange that someone or something would create a universe.

There is no backstory on God.

God is the image of people? I guess that means he walks and has hands.

That is all the description we get.

Gods back in the day usually had character development.

The ancient Jews said, "What about a God with no character development."

This was a good idea, then no one could talk shit about that god, because that God wasn't anything.

So the universe was created by something that wasn't anything.

There doesn't seem to be any mention of an afterlife.

God makes constant binding contracts that if you behave, you will have lots of male children that will become nations.

God is a disembodied voice that speaks to people all the time.

He says, behave and you will get children.

Another bibilical note:

saw a book today in Wal-Mart titled Love you Life, it is a book by a Christian for Christians.

John 12:25
"The man who loves his life will lose it, while the man who hates his life in this world will keep it for eternal life."

It is bad, really bad when a Christian titles their book a direct contradiction of what Jesus said.

Victoria Osteen either doesn't read the bible or figures that her audience doesn't.

1 comment:

adam said...

I don't buy God as a non-developing character. God makes a lot of promises to Abraham throughout the first half of Genesis, and even lets him negotiate terms under which God won't destroy Sodom and Gomorrah. But in Genesis 22, God's test (sacrificing Isaac) doesn't leave Abraham any wiggle room, implicitly because Abraham's assumed that his covenant gives him the right to haggle with and mistrust God, and God's finally figured out that Abraham needs to be put in his place.