‘Are Americans Ignorant of the Bible?’ (2015)

In a word, yes.

Well, hey, it’s one of those “books you don’t have to read,” the editors at GQ say so and they ought to know, they run articles about clothes and hairstyles. Besides, you’ve got Science. So who could possibly need the Word of God?


Can you imagine being an archaeologist studying the remains of this civilization? Contemplating some unrecognizable lump of dirt and plastic that used to be a smart phone, shakes his head and mutters, “I can’t believe they worshiped this! No wonder their civilization perished.”

5 comments on “‘Are Americans Ignorant of the Bible?’ (2015)

  1. Yes, I know a “Christian” for over 15 years who said “I have never read the Bible from cover to cover” I thought WHAT?!

  2. Usually I start and the beginning and read through each book to the end; and then start all over again. No telling how many times I’ve done that, but I can say that each time, Father reveals something I missed the time before 🙂

    1. I like to read a chapter each of the histories, the writings, the prophets, the gospel, and the epistles–per day. Not showing off: I’ve made time for it. I like to read this way because it impresses on me how closely the different sections of the Bible are tied together.

    2. Yes, I also read each evening. And while the Books of Jasher, Jubilees, Ehoch, and Maccabees are not considered ‘canonical’ I read them anyway First of all, most were included at first, and as I understand it, they were removed by people not necessarily qualified to make those judgments. It’s just that the narratives didn’t coincide with the Church’s ideologies. Even Jesus referred to some of them. That, to me, means much more than some man who said = nope, they can’t come in. I also read Josephus’ Antiquities.

    3. Josephus’ descriptions of the battles at Jotapata and Jerusalem are among the most gripping narratives I’ve ever read.

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