So the Wife came up with the idea, of going through the entire bible together over the course of a year. I generally try to avoid all religious topics and questions unless she brings it up. So at first was like I don’t think that would be a good idea. But she was somewhat insistent. And I tried to probe for why she wanted to do this. However she really never gave me a straight answer why, nonetheless because she kept insisting on the idea I gave in and gave it a shot.
So I asked her, which book she wanted to start at. She replied, “Well let’s start in the beginning- Genesis and spend 30 minutes a day just going through it and talking about it.”
My reply, “I don’t think that would be a good idea, let’s start with something that is not so controversial like Psalms, Proverbs, or Ecclesiastes. I would say let’s do Ephesians and Galatians. Something with less controversial difficulties.” But in the end, she stuck with her guns, and we started in Genesis 1.
How did it go you ask?
Round 1- Agnostic Atheist Husband Vs. Fundamentalist Evangelical Wife
I went on a tangent about all the scientific impossibilities of a 6 day creation (i.e. liquid water with no sun, light but sunlight, moon being a dimmer light.). And then I demonized the egocentric mindset that God created everything for us and that we are center of the universe. And how that has reflected erroneously in human history.
Let’s just say, we were supposed to go through three chapters. We barely made it out of Genesis 1. I don’t think we will be doing anymore bible studies together.