What should we do when we begin to feel like the Bible is boring?
Before cable television and x-box consoles, what was a boy to do? I read. For one thing I discovered Greek mythology and binged on it for a while—the wax wings of Icarus, the golden fleece, the labyrinth, and all kinds of fodder dreamed up by long dead partying Greeks. The interesting thing about the ancients was the way they were so unconcerned with the believability of their content. They entertained each other (and us) with picturesque narrative and along the way delivered some back door moralizing. Maybe they would have wanted a piece of the action if they’d seen it coming. Their blatant fictions of gods and monsters and foolish men became great business metaphors for sale at Barnes and Noble.
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