Smarter by Sunday: Cross it off your Christmas List

A couple of weeks ago while out of town, I saw a book titled Smarter by Sunday. It said there were 52 informative articles, one for each week, and the idea is, if you read one a week you will be “smarter by Sunday.”

I didn’t have time to stop and browse through the book, but today I needed a gift for two younger teens, and both are avid readers. When I got to Barnes and Noble to check it out. I couldn’t find the book so asked for assistance at the Help Desk.

After sometime the young man on the computer said “is it by The New York Times?” I replied “I hope not” which drew a semi-snarley glance from him. He found the book and indeed it was by The New York Times.

I opened the book randomly, and guess what, it opened precisely to a chapter on The Bible – one week’s worth of information to make you smarter about it by Sunday. Here is the opening line:

The Bible contains the text of the Jewish and Christian religions, and significant portions of Islam as well.

The discussion of how God (their Allah) and Jesus Christ are viewed in Islam is a very long discussion…one I do not want to have here, but suffice it to say, Islam has nothing of significance in common with Christianity.

An observation: the bunch at the NYT seems to believe the week ends on Sunday, opposite to Judaism, Christianity and Islam…or maybe Smarter by Sunday sounds better than Smarter by Saturday.

Cross Smarter by Sunday off your Christmas list. No telling what you’ll find in there.

  • There is nothing in the Bible having anything to do with islam whatsoever. Islam came long after the Bible was made and all it has from our Bible is stuff that they excerpted out to twist for their own purposes. No muslims are in the Bible, they did not exist!
    Yet another reason to stay away from the NY Times: their full-blown dhimmification.

  • hope for no change

    The chapter on global warming is full of inaccuracies as is the rest of the book…stay away. The liberal brainwashing of America continues at the NYT.

  • Grish

    I have the book. The first sentence of the section on the Bible says: “The Bible (Greek biblia, book) contains the fundamental texts of the Jewish and Christian religions, and is an inseparable part of the background of Islam as well.”
    Either we have different versions of the book (mine is the first edition, printed in October of this year), or you misquoted the part about Islam.

  • AARON DENHAM

    WOW……SO IF U READ SOMETHING OR VIEW SOMETHING THAT DOES NOT AGREE WITH UR VIEWS OR PERHAPS MAY CHALLENGE U TO EXAMINE UR VIEWS AND BELIEFS U SIMPLY DISGUARD FOR SOURCES OF INFORMATION THAT SIMPLY
    REINFORCE UR NARROW VIEW OF THE WORLD, EVENTS AND HISTORY AND ITS PEOPLE….MUST BE A CONSERVATIVE REPUBLICAN….I PITY U……
    MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM

  • AARON DENHAM
    WOW……SO IF U READ SOMETHING OR VIEW SOMETHING THAT DOES NOT AGREE WITH UR VIEWS OR PERHAPS MAY CHALLENGE U TO EXAMINE UR VIEWS AND BELIEFS U SIMPLY DISGUARD FOR SOURCES OF INFORMATION THAT SIMPLY
    REINFORCE UR NARROW VIEW OF THE WORLD, EVENTS AND HISTORY AND ITS PEOPLE….MUST BE A CONSERVATIVE REPUBLICAN….I PITY U……
    MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM

    I pity you for your complete inability to comment coherently to a post. Terrible spelling, textspeak, all caps, hmm… must be foreign, perhaps a semi-illiterate worshiper of the illiterate, murderous, violent, ignorant pedophile and his bloodthirsty moon god. Going all the way back to a post from November to do your trolling, are you afraid that if you trolled a more current post that Maggie’s fans would come and get you? Too bad, her fans will find nasty trolls wherever they surface.