Monday, October 08, 2007

Augustus Hare

Yesterday as I sat in the waiting room of Abergavenny hospital waiting to visit somebody I read the preamble to a book by AC Grayling called ' What is Good?’.
He made mention of Augustus Hare and how Hare’s bible had all references to praising God scratched out . Hare’s position was that since God was undoubtedly a gentleman he would not approve of all this praising business and I must admit that point has troubled me too.

1 comment:

FBT said...

It would certainly be a lot slimmer if you took out all the grovelling. And if you took out all the passages calling down retribution on the various writers' enemies, there would be practically nothing left of the old testament at all.