My mother has been reading the Bible again. She has some dementia, and it almost seems like a fixation for her. She reads it again and again. When I say she reads it, I mean she reads it for hours and hours every day. She did the same thing last year when she was living with my sister, and read the entire book several times over the course of that year. I do believe she gets something out of her reading, but for some reason it bothers me that she spends so many hours a day reading it. Too much of a good thing?
So come to find out, my Mom has always skipped over "The Song of Solomon" in the past. Joseph Smith did a translation of the Bible, and he said that "The Song of Solomon" isn't inspired scripture. But we still have it in our King James version of the Bible. Well, this time my mother decided to read it. One day I heard her say, "Why would they put this in the Bible?! Well, I'm not going to have it in mine!" I said, "What are you talking about?" She said, "The Song of Solomon has a bunch of filthy stuff in it and I am not going to have that in my Bible. I just tore it out." I said, "Tore what out?!" She said, "I tore out the entire thing." Sure enough, she had torn out "The Song of Solomon". If you've never read it before, Solomon talks about lying with his love. My mother was horrified. lol
Part of me wonders what other people would tear out of the Bible if they could...... ;)