The Christian Book, the Jewish Book: Louis Black
Since we donâ€™t have Lenny Bruce or Richard Pryor to explain the Christian use of the Bible, we have to rely on Louis Black. Good enough. Itâ€™s a little long, I know, but itâ€™s worth it. â€œIf Jesus had been killed twenty years ago,â€ Lenny Bruce once said, â€œCatholic school children would be wearing little electric chairs around their necks instead of crosses.â€ I guess now if he were killed now it would be little needles or clusters of vials.
About Ray Watkins
I was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, at Our Lady of the Lake Hospital. I grew up in Houston, as a part of what we only half-jokingly call the Cajun Diaspora. At a certain point during the Regan administration, I had to leave, so I served in the Peace Corps, Philippines, from 1987-89. I didn't want to return to the United States just yet, so I moved to Paris, France, where I lived for three years or so.
I then moved back to Austin, Texas, where I had received my Masters Degree, and (eventually) began a Ph.D., which I completed in 1999. I spent a year at Temple University and then accepted a position at Eastern Illinois University where I worked until May of 2006. I now work exclusively on line (although that may change) for Johns Hopkins, the Art Institute Online, and Smarthinking.com.
I can be reached most easily via email: raywatkins [that 'at' symbol] writinginthewild.com