As a totally non-bible bashing agnostic, I thought I’d start putting out a few extracts from the book that causes so much controversy. Why now? Well maybe it was hearing Denzel reel off a passage in The Book of Eli recently, or maybe it was before that, when Stephen Fry’s character in V for Vendetta, Deitrich, defends owning a copy of the Qur’an saying:
“I don’t have to be Muslim to find the images beautiful, poetry moving”
This is of course true of the Bible too. There are a number of choice passages quoted frequently in films that each time I hear I just wonder at the genius of the original writer. So anyway, you may have heard a lot of these, and you may not, but I’ll put out a few of my favourites, that I consider most moving and evocative.
(They won’t all have this epic intro!)
To start, here’s a little Biblical proverb:
Beware of the false prophets who come to you in sheep’s clothing, and inwardly are ravening wolves (Matthew 7:15)