I went to Sevinc yesterday. I had known her from the school for the blind, when I was in fourth grade and she was in sixth. When I was at the rehab centre this summer, she would actually have come, but had no time. Then, I mentioned I knew her, so Ingrid and I went to call her. So, we had said to see each other on Thursday. It was pretty cool and fun. and she has a labrador/golden retriever guide dog named Krispin (hope I spell that correctly). Anyways, pretty cool.
Today (Friday I mean) I finally went to the fitness centre again. After four weeks!!! So my condition wasn’t too great. Unfortunately, we had to have our trainign schedule revised (needs to be done periodically). If I’d had some more fitness sessions lately, I might have been able to get my schedule to do some more or more difficult exercises, but now the only change I made was having one exercise which I find too difficult replaced by another.
I spent the rest of the day reading stuff about Christianity and the Bible. I found an World English Bible online. I also found the book Science and Christianity by John D. Callahan. He is a christian, believes modern science to be correct and feels that, though the Bible is the greatest book ever written, it is not inerrant. He’s the director of Faith and Reason Ministries. This book is pretty interesting, although it uses sometimes weird examples to prove that the Bible contains errors, for example Paul saying that he’s a sinner, and hence admitting that even he (who has written a great part of the New Testament) isn’t perfect (1 Tim. 1:15). Hmmm, a pretty out-of-context example! But overall I like the book. Have also been hanging around on a forum for the Evolution vs. Creationism debate. Pretty interesting discussions. I know too little of the Bible to be able to quote it, and I want to be careful with sharing my ideas on God, inerrancy etc., cause I don’t want to offend people, but it’s interesting to read what others have to say.
Speaking of that, I’ve been wondering lately what my (conservative) christian friends would think of me writing so philosophically about religion (and mainly christianity). I don’t hope they take offence in my ideas. I mean, just because there are christian ministries that state the same, doesn’t mean that I’m allowed to criticise the Bible the way I do. Hmmm, well, let me hope the christian folks that read my stuff will know that I don’t mean to insult them or anything.
Ps – spent yesterday night reading some interesting articles in Future Reflections, but will write about that later. Going to sleep now.