Quote of the Day

“I must admit that even I am a little taken aback at the biblical ignorance displayed by people educated in more recent decades than I was. . . . The King James Bible of 1611 — the Authorized Version — includes passages of outstanding literary merit in its own right. . . . But the main reason the English Bible needs to be part of our education is that it is a major source-book for literary culture. . . . Surely ignorance of the Bible is bound to impoverish one’s appreciation of English literature.”
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Richard Dawkins, world renowned atheist, lamenting the lack of basic knowledge of the Bible.
I don’t like truncated quotes, but the original was actually several hundred words long – far too long to give without losing interest.

About vonMesser

Retired from the US Navy (21 years) and state (20 years). Recently remarried after being widowed for 5 years. 2 daughters, and a step-daughter, all functioning adults). Graduated from college after the Navy with BA in Education, psychology, Economics, History and Political Science. Teach Hunter Safety for Washington (since 1991) and do historical reenactments for Civil War, WW-1and WW-2.
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2 Responses to Quote of the Day

  1. Uriel says:

    I agree. The Bible is full of many passages that guide,compare wisdom to popular opinion, provide for learning, architecture, past versus future, drama, and more. There are examples of humility, moral character, health, and many other day to day things that no matter the generation, we all must face. Though I clash at times with the definition of words from today versus back in historical context, there is no denying that the Bible remains as relevant today as when written. It is the only collection of works that has survived from the beginning of time generally intact for meaning and guidance both publicly and widely spread. Some may have omitted a word, changed a meaning, or shortened delivery of information from the very beginning of time but for the most part this is the ONLY surviving voice of our ancestors to be widely known, read, and beloved by people around the world. There are many reasons for this but despite current attempts to negate its worth and words, the events and historical value of this work has been and continues to be validated every year by historians, biblical scholars, archaeologists and other sciences.

  2. myfoxmystere says:

    The Holy Scriptures are the roots to all civilization. Regardless of anyone’s background, the Scriptures are the anchor to all morality. Many man made religions have taken God’s word and tried to paint their beliefs as if they came up with it first.