Habemus Altare

The Bible is a book.

No matter how many times you say “Izzy, wizzy, let’s get bizzy!” or “Abracadabra!” over it, it will stubbornly remain a book.

No matter how many times you tell yourself it is more than just a book, it will remain just a book…

Books are written by:

1) People

2) An infinite number of monkeys on typewriters

3) A clever piece of computer software that randomly chooses words and phrases that, sort of, make sense together

We know that the Bible was written by people. No where in any Bible is there a book by God, monkeys or a computer (just look at the list of contents if you don’t believe me).

This will sound very straightforward to most of you and you probably think this post is a bit of a waste of time. But there are some people in the world who go to church on Sunday, not to worship God, but to worship a book. This is just plain silly and a complete waste of their time. Quite honestly, you stand more chance of getting a response to your prayers from God than from a book. In fact, you will never get any sort of a response from a book. They are made out of dead trees which are well known for their reticence.

Jonathan Hagger in “MadPriest on Scripture