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July 6th, 2008, 09:18
Originally Posted by Alrik Fassbauer View Post
Then you haven't read the Iliad and the Metamorphosis by Ovid.

Strong stuff.

Plus the Epigrams by Martial, no wonder they were forbidden for quite some time !
I read them all - the Iliad is one of my favorite books even though I could do without the parts where eyes fall to the ground (and I also own two copies of American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis which was blacklisted here for quite some time ). But there's a difference - I expect reading about generous killing in a book about a war, or in a book about a murdering psychopath. The Bible, however, is a religious text. Perhaps I'm just not fond of violence against people in religious texts. That's not a Bible-exlusive feeling… I also balked at the description of some of Rudras aggressive antics in the Vedic books, but Rudra was just one aspect of divinity in the Vedes and not the dominating one at that.
I know that there are other aspects of divinity in the Bible as well, and I expect to reach them soon. Anyway, I'm really glad I finished Judges by now .

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