I’m not a religious person. I don’t believe in gods, deities or demons, and don’t follow any religion. I find it hard to believe that everything in the bible is a fact or history. I don’t love the bible, and I don’t hate it, but I really want to know it.
So now it’s time to read the bible, starting with the good ol’ testament.
The Old Testament (Hebrew Bible) has 929 chapters, which means that if I read 3 chapters a day, I will finish the book in approximately 310 days.
- Read the books, and write a simple summary for each chapter.
- Write notes of things I love, hate, feel weird about, etc.
- Not read interpretations at this point.
The bible is an all time best seller, but how many people who have it actually read it? Buying and having a book is one thing, but reading it from start to finish is a different story. A best seller status is useless if all you do is sit and accumulate dust. We had so many bibles around the house, but they were for decoration only.
One thing special about the bible is how emotionally fragile people are when it comes to it. They protect it as if it’s god himself in his earthly form. People would say it’s beautiful, wise, holy. The most beautiful book ever written. How many of said people have actually read it thoroughly?
Well, it’s time to get rid of any prejudice, and actually read it and analyze it like any other book. Once I’m done, I’m sure I’ll be one of a very few who finished it, and I’ll form my opinion as I go.
If there’s wisdom there like people say there is, then in less than a year I’ll wiser.