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Thread #150459 Message #3541309
Posted By: GUEST,Musket agreeing with guess who..
24-Jul-13 - 03:28 PM
Thread Name: BS: Reflections on Religion and Atheism
Subject: RE: BS: Reflections on Religion and Atheism
Yeah, someone sang one song a few years ago they said was based on I think it was called the song of Deborah? They said it was from the bible and I thought it beautiful. Not being a biblical scholar, perhaps someone might enlighten me.
Some of the prayers our headmaster said in morning assembly may have washed over us, but when I was at a wedding recently and the vicar was pure King James, the nostalgia was comforting. At a funeral a while ago, I was asked to read the ubiquitous 23rd psalm. I asked for the King James text as my friend was about as religious as me, but I thought the nostalgia aspect would strike a chord with some of us. Beautiful to recite too. Pity it is comfort rather than hope.
Yes, there is a lot of wisdom, as there is in many well written books. The quality of the text nor the wisdom of the words should elevate wisdom to a level unbecoming of it though. Some bits are indeed wise, some silly, some fantasy and some downright wrong and immoral, but it is the words of men, and should be seen as such.
I'll have a pint of what Amos is on.
Sting in the tail. What gives you the right to pick and choose if it s all supposed to be holy Jack? Serious question.