Which version of the bible should I buy?
( iam not Christian nor have I ever been to church)
I am interested in it for its mythological aspects and I want a version that focuses on that part
Should I read the Aeneid or the Illiad and Odyssey?
I studied one book of the Aeneid in school and really liked it.
List a bunch of books with good goodreads scores Over 3.8 that were written after 1850. I need to add more books to my library. I've exhausted all the classics. Hitting up torontos used book stores tonight. Give me big lists. Not just 1 or 2 books. Doesn't matter what genre. Only fiction, fantasy, Sci fi, horror, suspense, romance blah blah blah
Why is Judas portrayed as a villian? I mean, duh, he betrayed Jesus, but why is he considered a bad guy when thanks to him Jesus got the death he "wanted", the one that saved us all from sin, etc.
I think that actually opens another question. If God sent His son to die for our sins, was he supposed to die via torture and humilliation or just die as any human being? If the latter, I can understand Judas being a bad guy, but if the former, then he was just a way to get there.
This book is about what you are talking about.
As someone who suffers with a pervasive undercurrent of dissatisfaction and anhedonia, this book is absurdly refreshing. Does /lit/ read Ligotti?
What's the name for an ideology in which someone values themself first or only themself?
Name some critical books…
What edition of Piers Plowman would be fine for a non native English speaker?
If your pointing out that you are a non native speaker comes from assuming that native speakers usually read the original, I doubt that's the case.
Otherwise if you speak German or French, the middle english version should probably be manageable, but a very slow read.
Wisdom is understanding the hypocrisies of society while recognizing you are guilty of the same hypocrisies.
Why is it that travelogues written by men describe the place, while travelogues written by women describe themselves in the place?
Hey /lit/. I'm new to contributing to Wikipedia. How do I format references? Do I just insert the link and the title of the document I linked to? Or is there more to it?
Someone wanna critique this poem I wrote? Also general poetry critique thread.
Lyric go -- Lyric be
Blesséd and with me
Lyric stay -- Lyric show,
How things come to be.
If lyric show -- and lyric know
What had befallen thee,
Then lyric stay -- and lyric play
So all may come to see.
How do I get into pulp novels. Is there any online library's of resources I can check out.
Is this good for retards like me that can't do more than passive reading?
Is there anything I should read before tackling this?