Sunday, April 09, 2006

Fobsvithe #3: Old Testament Thought

I think they made Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy so long and boring so that we would have empathy for the children of Israel. It may take us forty years to get through it all ourselves.

18 comments:

kirsa said...

Wow. Yellow.

weed said...

I love the new look. Good job.

Th. said...

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That very well may be true.

First impressions of the new look:

1. Yowza!

2. Hmmmm.

3. I think I like this....

4. (Pending.)

Th. said...

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Are you going to read it all? We're REVing and we are still in Exodus. I don't think we're going to slog through all the law, but we're leaving that decision for later....

My thought is--I've read it once! That's enough!

Edgy said...

I know I'm weird and all, but I actually enjoyed the Pentateuch. Even Numbers.

Which makes me really weird. I'll shut up now.

Loving the new look. Three cheers for everyone doing new looks!

Edgy said...

Oh. And I like that you're holding yourself accountable for Resolution iii by posting your books read in your sidebar. Good for you. :)

I'm also pleased to note that because I finished another book on Friday, I've read one more book than you this year. Because it's all about my ego.

Tolkien Boy said...

You are obviously not reading it correctly.

These are some of the most important chapters of the entire Bible.

Especially the part about bestiality...

The Walrus said...

I've only just realised the picture in your profile was actually from "Batman Begins".
I thought you were so dashing....tsk tsk... :P

Master Fob said...

So you're saying I'm not dashing...

Absent-minded Secretary said...

Very nice! And I've been meaning to tell you that I really like your "Mystery" quote.

The Walrus said...

........no... I didn't say that. I meant you're probably not as good at dashing other people's world conquest plans as Batman is.

Master Fob said...

Ah, of course, I should have realized that's what you meant. :)

Th. said...

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I don't dislike all that law stuff--I just find it tedius when I just read the same instructions word for word seenty-five times already!!!!!

Thirdmango said...

If you sing the tune of rescue rangers as you read those books it makes it easier to read.

Tolkien Boy said...

I propose we officially shorten seventy to seenty.

That is all.

TK said...

I, too, like your new look. I like to see the 'real you', instead of just an imposter :) (though I'm not sure I like the jaundiced look!)

And I'm really enjoying reading the WHOLE Old Testament (as opposed to my old habit of reading only what the lesson calls for (even when I was teaching it!) Being inspired by your NY's resolution, I figured only 3 1/2 pgs/day will do it, and have been f-a-i-r-l-y consistent. Thanks for your inspiration. And you hang in there! :) (I found that if I mark some of the trivia, as though it were something I really needed to know :), it makes the reading more interesting.}

TK said...

Just a suggestion that might help. Today, I wanted to lay down to read - but my large print version of the Bible is a little awkward to hold up in the air above my face - so I just laid down and listened to the audio scriptures on lds.org. I was able to 'hear' twice as many chapters as I would probably have read at one sitting. Try it, you might like it:
http://www.lds.org/broadcast/scriptures/0,5393,48,00.html

TK said...

For some reason the whole site address doesn't show on that last comment. I'll try again.

http://www.lds.org/broadcast
/scriptures/0,5393,48,00.html