Sunday, 11 April 2010

A thought for a Sunday

"If a man would follow, today, the teachings of the Old Testament, he would be a criminal. If he would follow strictly the teachings of the New, he would be insane".

Robert Green Ingersoll (1833 – 1899)


dave hambidge said...

not the watch chappy then?

Laura said...

Morning! Interesting quote, I'd never thought along those lines but think I'll need to pick up the Bible and peruse a little.
I do suspect if there is a Jesus and he did come back, he's probably in a state mental hospital somewhere.

Andy Holroyd said...

Not that Ingersoll Dave, unless it's the same family somehow.

Andy Holroyd said...

Hi Laura, the Bible has some wonderful passages (Proverbs, the Sermon on the Mount in Mathew) but also much which is ridiculous (most of Leviticus), of needless violence (Numbers 31:14-18) or is far from good moral guidance (the story of Lot in Genesis). Revelation reads more like something from a Timothy Leary than a saintly visionary.

If the writing of this document was directed by a divine being, all I can say is Small Gods!