Yeah, it's an hour and a half long lecture on the origins of the Bible, but it doesn't even seem to matter since it's so very interesting. I'm hoping to go down to my favorite (read that as 'only decent') book store in this podunk town and pick it up.

Hopefully because it has the word 'Jesus' in the title, the bookstore will carry it. This town is full of fundies. There are 4 or 5 churches within walking distance of my house. Seriously, you can't swing a sack full of dead cats in this town without hitting a church.

The book is called "Misquoting Jesus: Who Changed the Bible and Why." It promises to be a fascinating read as the lecture was very interesting. It really does make you want to go run out and buy the book...if you're in to that sort of thing.

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Comment by Parallax on July 23, 2008 at 12:02pm
I started on the book and have only gotten through the intro and a little of the first chapter. It hints that he's an atheist, but doesn't come out and say it. Which is slightly unsatisfying. I agree with you tod, I will try his other stuff too I think.

I guess I've read so many "Why I'm an Atheist" books that I need something to round me out a little more. I'm planning to take it along with me on a road trip with my in-laws this next weekend (they run an SDA church locally) and maybe it will open up the door to some uncomfortable situations that will hopefully make them never insist that we ride with them anywhere ever again.

Scott, thanks, fundie's don't even realize how very unreasonable they appear. They talk about scientists and atheists being close minded and hard hearted but they don't see it in themselves...because maybe, as a friend of mine once said to me, at least she believes in something. (She believed in hallucinogens in order to "see god" within herself.) Angry is good, angry made me an Atheist. Angry at feeling guilty and more gullible because I was female, angry at giving my life over to a nonexistant god, angry at giving money I couldn't afford to a church, angry at someone blowing so much sunshine up my skirt for so long only in an attempt to comfort me about death when I didn't even need it.

Okay now I'm angry again :)
Comment by Parallax on July 22, 2008 at 11:56am
HAHAHA @ the tags.



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