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bourgeois_rage



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(Permalink) Posted: May 16 2006,02:37   

Slate is running a series now, where David Plotz, an ignoramus (his words), is reading the Bible and blogging his thoughts. His first installment is interesting.

If you want to read it, click here.

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jeannot



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(Permalink) Posted: May 16 2006,11:03   

It's quite funny.
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Chapter 4

First murder—that didn't take long.

:D

  
bourgeois_rage



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(Permalink) Posted: May 17 2006,03:03   

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Anyway, back to Noah.

Chapter 8

8:20 All the animals on earth except those on the ark have died. So, what's the first thing Noah does after landfall? He makes an animal sacrifice.
:p

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Tim



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(Permalink) Posted: May 17 2006,04:41   

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But the chapter's not over. After the attempted mass gay rape, the father pimping, the urban devastation, uxorious saline murder, it looks like Lot and his daughters are finally safe.

Funny stuff indeed!  :D

  
bourgeois_rage



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(Permalink) Posted: May 18 2006,04:50   

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(Not explained—why would Abimelech want to seduce Sarah, who is nearly 90 years old?)


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stevestory



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(Permalink) Posted: May 18 2006,05:13   

I've been following it. It's very entertaining. Plotz is a reasonable guy, who assumed reasonable things about the bible, finally opened it up, and went Whoa! What's going on here?

   
Moses



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(Permalink) Posted: May 18 2006,12:35   

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Chapter 9

9:9-17. God announces His first covenant with man, that He will never again destroy the earth with a flood. He doesn't rule out other catastrophes. (God, apparently, is the opposite of an insurance company. He offers flood protection, but no other coverage.)


Funny stuff.

  
sir_toejam



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(Permalink) Posted: May 18 2006,13:06   

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(God, apparently, is the opposite of an insurance company. He offers flood protection, but no other coverage.)  



well, that proves it!  Robertson was right and the folks in New Orleans canceled their flood insurance policy with G.O.D. Inc.

  
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