Thursday, December 20, 2007

Speaking of things Godly, last weekend I went to a friend's baptism. It was very moving. I can't say that her church is the kind I'd like to have anything to do with, though; nd I was scratching me heeid wondering why on earth would she, having known her for 20+ years, go to this particular church.

I haven't had a chance to ask her that day cos she was too busy being eurphoric, but my guess would be, well, again, knowing her, it is because thnat church is only a 5 minute walk from where she lives.

Which is a good enough reason, no?

Now, considering I live in the New Territories and attend a church in Central! Okay so I don't go as often as I'd like to, given it is at least a 35 minute drive even on a Sunday morning, and to make it for the the sung Eucharist at nine, we'd have to drag our collective arses out of bed by 8am latest etc.

What I'm saying it, I can understand why she would join a church which is not as liberal as she is, but is literally close to home.

Which reminds me of this book I am reading now, called A Year of Living Biblically by a certain A.J. Jacobs.

Now, this guy writes for Esquire magazine. His last book is about his "journey" through reading the entire Encyclopedia Britannica. He is basically a nerd who tries to write like Bill Bryson.

Anyhow, I find this book incredibly moving and is packful of insights about faith, in general. I don't recommend you read it though, if you don't anything about the bible, esp. the Old Testament. But if you do, and you are Jewish or Christian or borderline agnostic, or a sociologist interested in religion, you might find it not an entirely bad read. You might even laugh out loud every now and then, like I did.


Anonymous said...

Which parts of the Bible are true?
Who decides?

Catholic, Anglican, Baptist, isn't it the same God?

Why do you need to have a particular type of church to go to?

Most religions are built on good things, but they are fantasies.

Thank god I'm an athiest.

Pierre said...

erhmmm.... if you are an atheist, you really shouldn't be thanking god.

Anonymous said...

That part was a joke.

Such as: I'd give my right arm to be ambidextrous.