Living biblically

A. J. Jacobs spent a year trying to follow every rule in the Bible. Hear him recount his experiences, and what he learned from them, here.

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Curious about the ways humans use their minds and hearts to distract themselves from the meaninglessness of life.
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2 Responses to Living biblically

  1. Mike says:

    I couldn’t believe how much [changing] my behavior changed my thoughts.
    … I’d always thought you know you change your mind and you change your behavior but it’s often the other way around. You change your behavior and you’ll often change your mind.

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  2. Vince54 says:

    The author misses the point of ‘living biblically’ according to ancient Jewish wisdom. In the 2nd century a key Jewish rabbi relates a wisdom proverb:

    “Accursed is the one who applies the Torah with legalism.”

    This Jewish proverb probably arises in reaction to the criticism of Jesus on the extreme legalism of some Jewish Pharisees. The Bible can be appropriately used as a guide for wise living, but not as a rule book. Perhaps the decalogue is the only literal rule set.

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