posted on Jul, 9 2015 @ 06:36 AM
a reply to: JackReyes
You would be surprised at how many non-religious households and people have read the bible. My mother was
a non-practicing catholic. I wasn't interested in religion until I took up Wicca in college. When I first read the bible, I was 12. My mother was
married to my Step-Father at the time and he is a muslim.
I read anything with printed words I could get my hands on. I enjoyed it as literature, as inspiration and for the actual history that is in parts of
it. It is a beautiful book. I have read it in total several times.
I read most of it yet again in college in a class called "The Bible As Literature". And just like wanting to find companion books or prequels/sequels
to my favorite books, I have read the Gnostic Gospels and works that were said to have just been removed from it.
There is a lot to be learned from it. Not reading the Bible, to me, is like skipping Shakespeare.
My middle name is Veronica, both for an elderly aunt and St. Veronica. She offered her veil to Jesus to wipe his forehead as he carried the cross,
risking her own life to help another. I take that very seriously.
Thanks for the post