A fairly short section this week, since I spent two days at another office, so my bag was an overnight one rather than my usual work bag, hence no Bible reading.
When I left off last week, the Acts of the Apostles had turned into The Ongoing Tales of Paul’s Preaching, but I guess that was too catchy for the Bible. After the Acts we move on to the Epistle to the Romans. In Dutch it is De Brief van Paulus aan de Romeinen, which means ‘the letter from Paul to the Romans’.
I’m not entirely sure how to start this week. I’ve said before that the New Testament is pretty much new territory to me, but what I wasn’t expecting is how much it’s pissing me off. I knew I’d be annoyed at the Old Testament because God’s a dick, but the NT is annoying me for completely different reasons.
Hi, I’m back after my absolutely gorgeous holiday in northern Italy. Would happily go back there tomorrow if I could, but unfortunately I’m still not a millionaire and will therefore still be required to work for my money. Boo.
As I’d hoped, I finished the last of the four Gospels before I went on holiday, I just never got round to posting about it.
Hello Erika. Can I call you Erika? I kind of don’t want to because I keep having to correct myself, but I suppose it’s not your fault that your parents didn’t know the right spelling of Erica.
Anyway, I feel compelled to write to you, two days after the debut of your new ‘novel’, Grey. What, why the quotation marks, you ask? I figured it was obvious, but I am as hesitant to call your latest work a novel as I am to call you a writer. Yes, it is a collection of words available for sale, and you put words on (virtual) paper, but to me the words ‘novel’ and ‘writer’ still imply a certain amount of quality, which is sadly lacking from your output.
Still in the gospels, and the main thing that became apparent to me this week is that Matthew, Mark and Luke are virtually identical. Not literally; everything is described differently, but the event in these three gospels are massively similar. Continue reading
A new Testament, a new challenge! Also a new world, because beyond 1 Corinthians 13 (and the bit I apparently read to a bunch of old people in an old people’s home back when I was five) I’ve never read any part of the New Testament. Jesus just never really interested me, I was more into the Old Testament’s smiting.