Saturday, February 19, 2011

The story repeats itself

I'm reading The Action Bible by Doug Mauss and Sergio Cariello. Today I came to the conclusion that the overall plot may be summed up thus:

1) The Hebrews are in awe of YHWH and worship Him.

2) The Hebrews forget YHWH and start worshiping the "heathen" gods.

3) YHWH becomes angry and punishes the Hebrews so that they remember that He is their god.

4) Repeat all the above. Again. And again. And again. And again. etc.

I'm about halfway through the book, and although exact circumstances and characters change, it's pretty much the same all the way through.

3 comments:

Magaly Guerrero said...

Number four made laugh so hard that ended up coughing some really nasty stuff. And again. And again... you are too much!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Yeah, it's pretty formulaic all right!

Sarita Rucker said...

Magaly -- I'm glad you liked it. :)

Debra -- It's just amazing how quickly the formula can repeat. It can go through an entire cycle on just a couple pages!

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