Friday, October 22, 2010
Political thought and the Bible
A tangential comment, the God in the Old and New Testaments seems quite different. In the Old Testament, God seems more capricious and less tolerant of dissension - more like an ancient Greek or Roman god. In contrast the New Testament God seeks out the lost sheep (prostitutes, tax collectors, etc) and would rather guide than punish. For me, reading the New Testament invokes many memories of Sunday school and church services, however, the Old Testament feels much more foreign and unfamiliar. I am looking forward to reading more of both in the future.