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04-01-2016, 05:06 PM
My son is reading the bible
First off, no, Atothetheist is not my kid, this is pure coincidence.

So he had mentioned reading it a while ago and so last night my wife started to do it with him. Beginning at Matthew of course. The goal is 1 chapter each day. The interesting part is that it is when I tuck them into bed so I was threre. The rather disturbing part is that when he got through the geneology, I mentioned that he should compare it to what Luke says is the geneology. She of course didn't like that bit of fact checking but I hope the point was made. It will be difficult to have him do the gospels in parallel with her there to see if he spots the differences but I think it is important to not do it the way my wife was indoctrinated to do it.

Bedtime just got way more interesting.........

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04-01-2016, 05:18 PM
RE: My son is reading the bible
If you want to start reading the bible, shouldn't you start at Genesis, the most important (and incorrect) book of the bible?Smile
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04-01-2016, 05:32 PM
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(04-01-2016 05:18 PM)cmr211 Wrote:  If you want to start reading the bible, shouldn't you start at Genesis, the most important (and incorrect) book of the bible?Smile

As he points out the geology of Jesus is fun too. No one can look at the two of them and say that they are both correct. The cop out is that one is of Mary's family, though they both say thay they are the male descendants.
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04-01-2016, 07:15 PM
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Be sure to have fun at Matthew's and Jesus' expense when he reads Matthew 21: 4-10 where Jesus tells his disciples to steal an ass and a colt and rode them both into Jerusalem. Laugh out load

Matthew, or whoever wrote that gospel, didn't understand the prophecy he was squishing Jesus into, but that didn't stop him from putting something stupid into his story.

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04-01-2016, 08:35 PM
RE: My son is reading the bible
How old is he? Be careful which pornographic bits he is exposed to, depending on his age! Angel
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04-01-2016, 08:46 PM
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Yeah, he shouldn't be reading Song of Solomon until he's married, or until he turns 30, whichever occurs first. You don't want the deadly flames of lust burning inside him just yet.

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04-01-2016, 10:43 PM
RE: My son is reading the bible
(04-01-2016 05:18 PM)cmr211 Wrote:  If you want to start reading the bible, shouldn't you start at Genesis, the most important (and incorrect) book of the bible?Smile

Nope. It's the NT because as my wife has said before, the OT is not as important. Besides, there are many worse things in the NT than killing. Tonight, after protesting even dicussing this in front of the kids (something I insist on doing), I pointed out the Herrod/Quirinius problem and on queue, she said that they are simply different accounts. I then pointed out that if Herrod wanted to kill all the kids under 2 years of age, that had to be the window of his birth to the magi coming. Luke clearly states that Jeebus was a newborn at the time of Quirinius which was years after Herrod was already dead. She said, "well you raise a good point," then ducked out of the conversation. I think this will get far more interesting as we go along. I am totally expecting her to do the chapter before I get home soon. We shall see.....

@Fireball, he is 8.

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04-01-2016, 10:45 PM
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(04-01-2016 07:15 PM)TheInquisition Wrote:  Be sure to have fun at Matthew's and Jesus' expense when he reads Matthew 21: 4-10 where Jesus tells his disciples to steal an ass and a colt and rode them both into Jerusalem. Laugh out load

Matthew, or whoever wrote that gospel, didn't understand the prophecy he was squishing Jesus into, but that didn't stop him from putting something stupid into his story.

Oh that is only the beginning. I am going to have a field day with the trial, crucifixion, and resurrection "accounts."

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04-01-2016, 10:49 PM
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(04-01-2016 05:32 PM)DerFish Wrote:  
(04-01-2016 05:18 PM)cmr211 Wrote:  If you want to start reading the bible, shouldn't you start at Genesis, the most important (and incorrect) book of the bible?Smile

No one can look at the two of them and say that they are both correct. The cop out is that one is of Mary's family, though they both say thay they are the male descendants.

Oh yes they can. My wife just chalks it up to different people. To her credit, when I point out that the names and the number of generations don't match and these are things that absolutely should match (Joe's father is his father no matter who you ask) but they don't, she just said I don't know. I think I am going to start a running tally on how many times she lobs the different accounts excuse for things that absolutely should be the same no matter who it is from.

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04-01-2016, 10:56 PM
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I didn't read the Bible until I was an adult and the begats made me want to stab my eyes out.

I had a funny family. My older brother thought it would be fun to read Edgar Allen Poe's The Raven and The Bells to me as a bed time story when I was about 7 or so. I really liked it and still remember part of The Bells. "The tintinnabulation that so musically wells from the bells, bells, bells, bells, bells, bells, bells, bells, From the jingling and tinkling of the bells." ( Wow. just checked it on google and got it right!)

See, stuff like that stays with you for ever.....so be careful with that bible reading or also read something else.....like Edgar Allen Poe!

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Ill-fac’d, worse bodied, shapeless every where;
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Stigmatical in making, worse in mind.
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