An interesting thing happened in my office Friday and I was going to blog it, but then I called it in to
The American Dream and you get to listen instead.
I left in the lead-in that led to my call about half way through.
My point in general was that the bible is/was a culural touchstone, a reference point for great works of literature and even conversation.
It's like a code-book, that if one is not familiar with, one loses the meaning of the message.
Perhaps in future persecution, Christians will not draw a fish in the sand with their toe to self-identify to others they suspect of being Christian, but instead quote obsure passages of scripture.