In his first post in our new Nerd Word segment, Frank argued that Science is more interesting because it always brings something new, while Religion is boring ’cause it’s been the same old Bible from the beginning.
This may be true for apologists, fundamentalists, and nonbelievers, but for most Christians, it’s a different story. If they actually spend the time to read the Bible beyond the homily-approved stories, they’ll be surprised.
Each new chapter and verse they actually read makes the Bible fresh and alive. And if they’re lucky, maybe — just maybe — they’ll run into those precious WTF moments.
Our first episode comes from 2 Kings 2:
2:23 And he went up from thence unto Bethel: and as he was going up by the way, there came forth little children out of the city, and mocked him, and said unto him, Go up, thou bald head; go up, thou bald head.
2:24 And he turned back, and looked on them, and cursed them in the name of the LORD. And there came forth two she bears out of the wood, and tare forty and two children of them.
Beautiful. Who says the Bible is boring?
There you have it folks. What The Faith. Actual stuff in the Bible you’ll only buy if you have What? The Faith.