Friday, June 24, 2005

Religion And Books

I have been reading and thinking about religion for a few days. This results from finding interesting books at a used book store and browsing for new books. I am not about to convert to anything new but the intellectual fallout and internal dialogue has been interesting.

Twice in the last few days I have fallen asleep thinking about religion and found myself planning blog posts about my religious journey when I awoke. This isn't a bad thing but I have to approach it with caution for two reasons. The first is that it would be a big job because the journey has been long and I have read a lot about different religions. The second reason is that it would be personal. Someday I will write those blog posts.

The books I bought are:

The Heathens - Primitive Man and His Religions. - William Howells. This is an old Anthropology text.

Bar Mitzvah – A Jewish Boy's Coming of Age. - Eric A. Kimmel. This book contains lots of information about Judaism.

I found an interesting website:

The History of the Jewish People - this website presents the full version of Eli Birnbaum's book of the same name. It is an interesting compliment to other history sources.

3 comments:

Joel said...

Someday? We don't have time! Just post it, baby.

In 100 words or more ;-)

Mick in the UK said...

So, you're going to become a Heathan then?

Leon said...

Joel - see what happens when writers egg each other on.:)

Mick - Don't know. All these religions have odd rules and you never know if you are doing the right thing. At least agnostics acknowledge they don't know. Maybe I should see if K-mart has a special on religion.