1 thought on “On Reading the Bible

  1. ‘Scrutumini scripturas’
    (‘Let us examine the scriptures’)
    Those two words have undone the world.

    — John Selden —

    A thorough reading and understanding of the Bible is the surest path to atheism
    — Donald Morgan —

    Most people are bothered by those passages of Scripture they do not understand, but the passages that bother me are those I do understand.
    — Mark Twain —

    When the white missionaries came to Africa they had the Bible and we had the land. They said ‘Let us pray.’ We closed our eyes. When we opened them, we had the Bible and they had the land.
    — Desmond Tutu —

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