Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Reasons Given Not to Read the Bible

Ugh. So I wanted to do a post on the list of reasons that some of St. John Chrysostom's parishioners gave him for not reading the Bible. But I can't find it! ARGH!

I can only remember a few of them.

1. Don't own a copy of the Bible.
2. Can't read.
3. No time.
4. Can't understand the meaning of the text.
5. I'm not going to be a monk or a nun, so why should I?

Of course, there's an answer to each of these. I think the one I like the best was to the last one, that the person isn't going to be a monk or a nun so why do they need to read the Bible. The answer was something along the lines of, 'If you were going to be a monk I would worry less. As it is, you're living out in the world so you're the ones who really need to study the Scripture!'


  1. Oh, I loved this! How funny! I've never heard this before and, well, it sounds like it could have been written today aside maybe from #2 for most people in the US at least. :)

  2. It's one of those, nothing ever really changes moments, isn't it? :D


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