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Sentence of the day

October 17, 2007

[T]hinking you’ve experienced Christianity because you’ve experienced Jerry Falwell is like thinking you’ve experienced French cuisine because you bought a sandwich at Au Bon Pain.

Matt Lavash, to A.J. Jacobs, who describes himself as “Jewish the same way the Olive Garden is an Italian restaurant, and [who] only says ‘Lord’ when ‘of the Rings’ follows it.”

They are discussing Jacobs’ new book The Year of Living Biblically.  The book looks interesting, and after reading Jacobs’ great Esquire article a few years back about outsourcing his life to India, I will read anything he writes.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. Ashley permalink
    October 17, 2007 3:15 pm

    I’m really looking forward to reading this book. It should be pretty funny.

    Although Jacobs can’t follow all of the Bible’s commands literally seeing that public stoning and sacrificing animals is not permissable, I do hope that it serve as yet another whistle blow to all religious followers who approach their cannon as if it were an al a carte menu.

    As someone who likes to read about religion and all of its hypocracies, I’ve noticed a recent influx of books that seek to impugn these ridiculous belief sets. With the exception of Dawkins, the majority of these books argue the same premises, however it still refreshing to see that after a few millenna, people (or at least those inclined to write a book) are starting to catch on.

  2. andy permalink*
    October 17, 2007 3:52 pm

    I saw this guy on one of the morning shows and he actually was stoned in public. Well like he had some homeless guy in NYC throw a pebble at him.

  3. Adam permalink*
    October 17, 2007 7:13 pm

    I wonder what he did to deserve death by stoning? Something cool, hopefully.

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