Hey /lit/, I saw one time some guy saying the very essential of The Bible, for 'saving my time's sake' reading it, is this:
So, is this good?
>Reading the Old Testament of The "Bible"
Is there any reason I should do this if I'm not a Jew?
You have the rest of your life to read the Bible or eternity to spend in Hell because you didn't know what was in it
To put it in layman's terms the New Testament in relation to the Old Testament is essentially what the new Star Wars movie is to the original trilogy
You can read it as a standalone, but if you've read the Old Testament first you will appreciate references and understand the significance of Jesus within the biblical narrative. Not to mention the fact that the OT is amazing from a literary perspective (an episodic short story collection with hundreds of characters that all tie back in to an overarching narrative, one that deals with the creation of the universe, the first humans and the heroes and saints of these times).
>mfw there are people on /lit/ right now who haven't read the Bible, the foundation for all of western lit, yet believe they're able to hold any credible opinion on literature