What happens when an ignoramus reads the Good Book?
David Plotz from Slate magazine is blogging the Bible. This introduction explains what looks like a very interesting project. Genesis chapter 1 starts here, whilst the latest entry (from Genesis chapter 25 at the time of writing) is here.
My goal is pretty simple. I want to find out what happens when an ignorant person actually reads the book on which his religion is based… I’ll spend the next few weeks (or months) finding out. I’ll begin with “in the beginning” and see how far I get… I’m sure I’ll repeat obvious points made by thousands of biblical commentators before; I’ll misunderstand some passages and distort others—hey, that’ll be part of the fun.
[Found via Andii: Slate blogs the Bible]