I’m not sure what kind of reaction (if any) this post is set to receive but here goes nothing:
I started to try and read the Bible again the other day (note the cautious and respectful use of capitalisation). Bust my testes if it doesn’t read like the ramblings of a mad old pensioner. It’s like being inside the mind of a maniac.
Granted, it is thousands of years old and was originally written in another language, so the sense of the prose may have suffered with age and translation. I’ll try and soldier on with it for a while though, in the hope that the style will settle down a bit during the first few books. I’m resisting the urge to peek at the end but I’m pretty sure that the devil did it.
Needless to say, I already have a fair few questions. I’m sure I can get some sensible answers from my fellow bloggers (no time wasters please) so I intend to frame these questions in the form of posts over the coming weeks. If you yourself have just started to read the Bible, you may wish to skip these posts. Spoilers abound.
Now, I know that some of you will be reading this and thinking, “Oh yes, very funny. He’s just trying to be witty and clever and it’s just not working”. I should point out that my apparent irreverence is just that – apparent. I’m not a religious fellow but I am genuinely interested in religious philosophy and I promise that the questions posed in subsequent posts will be serious ones. I will probably publish them in my "Ramblings" blog. Keep an eye out for them. I hope they will appeal to most tastes. Tears, laughter. Something for everybody.
Anyway, that’s enough for now. I had better go and strap myself in and resume the teachings of the Good Book. “In the beginning there was hatstand. Bottom fish banana..."