November 25th, 2008

A Pocket Full of Murder

Biblical Neepery

sarah_prineas wrote a fun post today about neepery -- that is, when somebody is so enthusiastic and knowledgeable about a particular subject that they talk about it frequently, often in such a way that other people find it interesting to listen even if they don't share that particular enthusiasm or hobby. She asked commenters to share their personal neeperies and their favorite examples of neepery in others -- it's a neat discussion, worth checking out.

It got me thinking, though -- what am I neepish about, besides fiction and writing? And the first thing that came to mind was the Bible.

To some of you this will come as no surprise, but for the rest of you -- I'm the daughter of a full-time lay preacher; I grew up hearing the Bible read and taught on a daily basis; I've now spent more than twenty-five years studying it for myself. When I was in my late teens and early twenties I used to spend three or four hours a day, sometimes more, talking to people online about the Bible. And even more recently, you can look back in my blog archives from 2002 on and find a fair number of posts about the Bible and Christianity.

But lately? Not so much. And sarah_prineas's post got me thinking about why that is.

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