“I think we need to reconsider the whole idea of fear, especially in its Biblical context. The word most often translated in the Old Testament as fear is yirah, but it also means awe, reverence, respect, and devotion. The King James translators also interpreted the Hebrew mowra as fear, but it can refer to an object of reverence or an awe-inspiring spectacle. It seems to me that it’s about time we reconsidered whether the God of the Bible is an entity who merits our fear, or perhaps instead deserves our respect and reverence. Personally, I vote for the second!”
Shirley MacLaine, in “Sage-ing While Age-ing”
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