Philip Pullmam author wrote
''The place religion has in our lives is a permanent
one. There's no point in condemning it, because it's
part of the human mind to ask who made us, why
are we here, what is the purpose of life, what happens
when I die. To become censorious about it, to say there
is no God , doesn't help. The Bible is the most book-
I wouldn't be without it. It's a library of all kind of stories;
poetry , history, mythology, crazy ravings. It's got it all.
Not much humour in it, though.''
These are interesting comments ,I of course do not agree
with a lot he say's. What did Jesus say about the scriptures?
In John 5,our Saviour is talking to religious leaders, people
who valued greatly the scriptures , but were blind to there true
meaning,'' You pore over the scriptures for you imagine that
you will find eternal life in them. And all the time they give
their testimony to me, but you are not willing to come to me
to have real life''
( J. B . Phillips translation)