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What Jesus Meant by Garry Wills
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Jun 08, 2008

it was ok
bookshelves: non-fiction, religion, 2007
Read in January, 2007

Garry Wills is passionate about what Jesus actually taught, and describes how the current churches do not follow his original ideas and teachings. What struck me while reading this book though, is a question: Why should we exclusively use the ideas from 2,000 years ago in deciding how to act? Now I am sure that 2,000 years ago this was original and exciting knowledge, but hasn't anybody in 2,000 years improved on it? I would think that humanity has improved on it, and we shouldn't be limited to acting as Jesus taught, but should search out improvements to his ideas and come to our own best actions. Also, Jesus was constantly saying in the Bible, "Have faith in me", but at least in this book, he never gave me a reason to have faith in him. He just keeps saying to trust him, that he knows best.

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