Tuesday, 3 April 2012

The Holy Week of a heathen

It is the Holy Week, the week coming to Easter. I barely noticed it. The end of Lent was more exciting during my Catholic childhood: I used to avoid chocolate during the whole period, until Easter Sunday, when I stuffed myself. Ah the memories! Now I can have chocolate any day and it is not even naughty for a believer to stuff himself. But the Godless man I am enjoy his Holy Week differently: I intend, when I can gather the energy after work, to watch some documentaries about the Bible. Not the devout Christian kind, I mean the secular, historical, truth matters kind. I find the deconstruction of myths, Christian or others, a fascinating field of studies. For the unbeliever, the Christian heritage is the lot of the archeologist, the historian, the anthropologist, sometimes the man of literature.


Cynthia said...

I'm looking forward to see the Ten commandments, I watch it until Moses split the sea and then I loose interest. I love documentary about religion but it's not popular on Franch TV.

PJ said...

Moi j'ai toujours aimé Jésus de Nazareth, et Moïse, Tous les autres films bibliques, sauf peut-être le film sur Saint-François d'Assise de Zefirelli (en fait, ça, c'est historique, pas biblique), c'est pas mon fort. Je me rappelle avoir tenté d'écouter Jacob et Joseph pour me demander c'est quoi le but de l'histoire et pourquoi c'est si plate>

Gwen Buchanan said...

I just stocked up on Easter goodies today and I don't even do lent... well not since I was a kid... and I can't wait to indulge.. they always have them on sale this time of the year. I'll think of you when I'm munching out.