I'd tried many years ago to read the bible on my own on 2 separate occasions. If I remember right I think I only got as far as Noah's Ark, got frustrated with the language and stopped. Today I was graced with 2 links: one to a modernize version and another to a seemingly easier to understand online NIV bible. I've been reading the former, The Living Bible, for 6 hours now. I've never been so interested in reading the bible until now. Boy, am I sure glad I can finally read it because, MAN, the bible is more ridiculous than I could ever have known.
And I'm only still on Genesis!
Genesis 1 & 2 IMMEDIATELY trips all over itself with contradiction. "Hmm. Animals first or humans? I don't really know what to do there..... Ahh screw it. I'll just leave it and hope no one notices. Praise the Lord!" *thumbsup* I'm not even getting into the serpent & and the Tree of Knowledge that God ENTRAPPED Adam & Eve with...
And then there's Cain. The understandably jealous son of Adam & Eve who was unfairly denied his blessing even tho he worked just as hard in the fields as precious Abel did for his offering. After he killed Abel he was so worried about everyone else wanting to kill him if they found him.
Ummmm... Who is "everyone else"? There's only a population of 3. Who the heck is "everyone else"?! Maybe Everyone-Else Land is where Cain's magical wife came from too.
I could go on, but I'll chill out here. There's sooo much more hilarity in this book that I have to look forward to. I was just having so much fun (yes, I said FUN) reading it that I had to share. :P