Roger Waters and Reading Progress

I know, I know. I said I’d try to get back into the habit of more-regular postings, and I didn’t do it. I’m a bad, bad webmaster (lol). In all seriousness, things have been pretty busy but things have also been pretty good. I was on a high for about a week after seeing Roger Waters in concert a week-ago Saturday.

For those who don’t know who Roger Waters is, he was one of the vocalists, the bassist, and the primary songwriter in Pink Floyd from the late ’60s until he left the band in the early ’80s. He wrote most of Pink Floyd’s hits—including most of The Wall and Dark Side of the Moon.

Since Pink Floyd is my favorite band, this was a big deal for me. He played most of the big hits (including a few from his solo albums) and in the second half played Dark Side of the Moon in its entirety. It was a great experience, and definitely makes up for me missing him on his last tour because his nearest concert conflicted with a previous commitment.

In other news, I’ve continued my religious reading and research. I finished “Everyman’s Talmud” about a month ago before starting the Christian Scriptures (‘New Testament’), and then I finished that a few weeks ago. There were quite a few surprises in the Christian Scriptures, and a number of things raised questions for me. They had a lot of internal inconsistency that I had not seen in the Hebrew Scriptures.

Now I’ve embarked on an English interpretation of the Qur’an. I’m about 1/3 of the way through. I would give you my opinion, but these days it’s dangerous to say anything about Islam (one sentence ripped out of context by the Islamic media and I might start another mindless round of international rioting and hijackings, as the Pope recently learned). I will say this: So far, the Qur’an is largely a retelling of stories from the Hebrew Scriptures.

Anyway, that’s mostly what I’ve been up to. Things have been good :-).

Scott Bradford is a writer and technologist who has been putting his opinions online since 1995. He believes in three inviolable human rights: life, liberty, and property. He is a Catholic Christian who worships the trinitarian God described in the Nicene Creed. Scott is a husband, nerd, pet lover, and AMC/Jeep enthusiast with a B.S. degree in public administration from George Mason University.