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Apr 06, 12

bookshelves: philosophy, poetry

A lot of violence and mysoginy, a story of people who lived thousands of years ago in an arid country within a very rigid patriarchy, a lot of superstition, a lot of invocations from a God above. But a lot of stories of human trial, suffering and human capability in spite of it all.

My favorite books: Proverbs, stories of Jesus in the books of Matthew and Luke, particularly the story of the Sermon on the Mount, a fantastic parable about the sharing and possibiities of human kind.

The story of Genesis speaks about conscienceness raising and the responbilities therein, the book of Psalms and the Songs of Solomon are replete with odes to human love, nature, commitment and obedience.

Many people take it literally as a magic book, which is too bad because they highlight the most repugnant and ancient parts of it (the violence, the oppression) and miss its real beauty and potential.
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