We start off with one of the most famous pieces in the Bible, Psalm 23. It's short, sweet and sums up (IMO) the philosophy of Christianity, pre Jesus even. This (and the rest of the chapters in this reading) is the FEEL the Bible is most known for. It comes off as very human and a very honest commitment to a loving god.
But (you knew there had to be a but from an Atheist), This very nice, positive passage is in the great minority. Most of the Bible that we've read so far is violent, vengeful and often leaves me wondering why people would willing follow a jealous, demanding god.
What do you think?
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