27th September 2008

“[The Bible] has noble poetry in it, and some good morals and a wealth of obscenity, and upwards of a thousand lies.”

Mark Twain1835 – 1910

One Response to “27th September 2008”

  1. Terence Meaden Says:

    “[The Bible, King James’ English version] has noble poetry in it”

    Yes, there’s good poetry and prose, for which James’ assembly of scholars were partly responsibe

    “and some good morals ”

    Yes, but there other good morals that should be there and yet are absent (like condemnation of slavery, a necessary equality of women with men, etc.)

    “and a wealth of obscenity”

    Yes, to this too. Obscenities recounting needless countless killings and much grief.

    “And over a thousand lies” meaning the fictions, the fairy stories, the so-called miracles, and many others.