Mon, 25 June 2012
This week on The Human Bible we do some more Biblical form criticism; this time taking a look at look at parables in the Bible. We follow up on last week's 'Audience Inquisition' question: "Have you ever heard someone 'quote' something from the Bible that isn't in the Bible? If so, what was it?" We got some great answers—one of which comes from Pulp Fiction.
We answer a couple great listener questions coming from both ex-Mormons and an ex-Jehovah’s Witness on the Sacrament and on the Bible’s thoughts on earthly, rather than heavenly, rewards.
And finally, on this week’s 'Is That in the Bible?!', we look at what the Bible actually says happened between Jesus and the two others was crucified with. Criminials, sure, but were they really such jerks to Jesus?
Special thanks to AC, AnotherOakMan, Jonee, and Asa for their questions and responses used in this week's episode!
Fri, 8 June 2012
The long awaited Human Bible episode eight arrives! This week we look into some of the harsh lessons the Bible teaches, most involving some kind of horrible death. We introduce a new segment called "Audience Inquisition in which we ask you, dear listener, for some answers. This week we ask if you've ever heard someone ‘quote' something from the Bible that isn't actually in the Bible.
We also wonder where the heck the original writings that make up the Bible actually are. My first guess: the same mysterious place that entire bag of M&M's I dropped down the couch went. And, we inquire about the most distant places from Jerusalem that the Bible mentions.
And, most important of all, we break some news about the Bible and masturbation. It's good news, people. I mean, uh, it's probably good news for this one friend of mine.
Special thanks to Heather and Andrew for submitting the questioned discussed on this week's show.