"There is, and there's a hefty contempt in western culture as well.
But, as anyone who has studied the Qu'ran will agree - it's a totally different literary style. It's all prophetic revelation. There are no historical…"
"In bed at 10, up at 5:30. Any less than 7 hours and I am worthless, can't sleep more than 9.
Make a routine, make hard rules. No cell phone in bedroom, no tv, black out curtains. Go to bed at a scheduled time. Dont' hit snooze. Etc, etc,…"
"Yes and no. We don't necessarily scour other ancient holy texts (as a society) either. Widespread respect for the Qu'ran? There are certainly pearls of wisdom there too...
Maybe it is the associations we have with current believers…"
"Even more difficult to overcome than the cultural and linguistic chasms between western man and the bible is the contempt for the familiar.
Jacob had a coat of many colors
Zacheeus was a wee little man