I wanted to name it, “The Bible: What the Hell?” but my editors decided against that.
Overall, the first day of the class went OK. I say just “OK” because, well, we talked about some boring stuff on Sunday like how the Bible came about. Basically some Bishops of the ancient church started proposing that there should be a particular “plumb-line” for what is acceptable to use as scripture…mostly in reaction to some interesting suggestions (they called them “heresies” but, whatev) from some other Bishops like Marcion.
So in the year 331 they arrived at what we commonly call our Biblical canon (“canon” is a fancy word for “ruler”…as in, what something is measured by).
So the Christian Bible (of the Protestant flavor) contains 66 books with histories, myths, poetry…
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