Favorite book of the Torah/Bible

Kazmarov

For a Free Scotland
#1
What's your favorite book of the Torah (if you like the matzah) or the Bible (if you like the blood and body on Sundays)? Additionally, for the Christians (or general literary people- I've read most of the Bible and I'm quite the atheist), what's your favorite Gospel?
 

Kazmarov

For a Free Scotland
#3
I'm partial to the Book of Kings. Solomon is wise, but there is a lot of ugly political treachery and manipulation in it as well- rather than being purely virtuous, this is a showing of real rule and the attempt to be good.

My favorite Gospel is Luke. Feminist, progressive, well-written, positive, and keeps intact Jesus' condemnation of the idle rich.
'Son, remember that in your lifetime you received your good things, while Lazarus received bad things, but now he is comforted here and you are in agony. 26And besides all this, between us and you a great chasm has been fixed, so that those who want to go from here to you cannot, nor can anyone cross over from there to us.'
"You still lack one thing. Sell everything you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me."
29"I tell you the truth," Jesus said to them, "no one who has left home or wife or brothers or parents or children for the sake of the kingdom of God 30will fail to receive many times as much in this age and, in the age to come, eternal life."
13Someone in the crowd said to him, "Teacher, tell my brother to divide the inheritance with me." 14Jesus replied, "Man, who appointed me a judge or an arbiter between you?" 15Then he said to them, "Watch out! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; a man's life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions."
16And he told them this parable: "The ground of a certain rich man produced a good crop. 17He thought to himself, 'What shall I do? I have no place to store my crops.'
18"Then he said, 'This is what I'll do. I will tear down my barns and build bigger ones, and there I will store all my grain and my goods. 19And I'll say to myself, "You have plenty of good things laid up for many years. Take life easy; eat, drink and be merry." '
20"But God said to him, 'You fool! This very night your life will be demanded from you. Then who will get what you have prepared for yourself?'
21"This is how it will be with anyone who stores up things for himself but is not rich toward God."
I'm a big believer in C.W.A.S (Christ Was A Socialist), and Luke seems to be very supportive of this- that no matter what the rich that hold onto any of their possessions or glorify capital are evil and inferior to the virtuous poor.
 
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Boredie

In need of Entertainment
#4
My favourite books are Samuel i-ii and Kings i-ii.
My favourite parts are of King David's life, and the prophet Elijah.
 

Major

4 legs good 2 legs bad
V.I.P.
#5
My favorite books so far have been 1 and 2 Samuel. I liked reading the story of Saul and David.

My favorite Gospel is probably John. It's a lot different than the others and goes more in depth about Jesus' arrest, crucifixion, and resurrection.
 

stevenfermi

Registered Member
#6
I like Genesis, because it's the only one that's not incredibly boring. I mean, the endless list of names upon names is, but at least some action happens. :D