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QUOTE: "I would like to also read other religion's Holy Books in the same fashion as I enjoy learning about the belief systems of others."
I have done that and it gives me not only perspective, but also make me understand the Bible better.
Thanks for that Walter - this question has rekindled by drive to do so - will have to look for a alQu'ran, and other Holy Books.
MizBejabbers, your son is a maverick. I tried to read the Bible from cover to cover but never succeeded. Finally, I read "The Book of God: The Bible As A Novel" by Walter Wangerin. Yes, it is not as comprehensive.
Right, we should treat the Bible as a buffet. We just read what we want to read and ignore the rest. If we were to eat everything that is served in a buffet, we will end up with indigestion!
Interesting! There are many negative suggestions in the bible. Its up to you if decide to torture yourself with warnings of a mean God. It was their interpretation at that time. Also, some of it is mythology. Every religion has mythology. Be wiser.
I used to watch the late Zola Leveritt, a Jew-turned-Christian Evangelist. His interpretation of the Old Testament was a far cry from what I was taught in the Baptist church. So how are we to know how to eat from this buffet? I agree with you both.
You managed to read one page per day but gave up on the 2nd day. That means you only read 2 pages! Looks like I fared very much better. I managed to read the 4 Gospels, and more. But I never did manage to read Genesis in its entirety.
I like this idea - reading in order. It has been the way I have read/am reading. It seems that this way you would get the "whole" story, not just the selected paragraphs that might be useful.