Don't Be a Damn Bible Scholar
If you're attending university and majoring in, say, psychology, you have a lot to learn. There are huge textbooks that you'll have to slog through, papers you'll have to write, experiments you'll both run and be subjects in, plus so much science you'll have statistics down pat, baby.
Let's say that while you're in school, busily whiling away the hours in front of a book (ok, ok, at the pool table in the campus pub...who are we kidding?), someone tells you that you should be extremely adept in the idea of phrenology. You'd rightly laugh in the bloke's face and lean forward to make that cross-side on the seven-ball. Why would you spend time learning about a modality/theory that is (a) outdated, (b) absolutely pseudo-scientific, and (c) dangerous to use in practice? It makes no sense. Sure, you might learn a bit about it so you can have a laugh at a party, but that's about it, right?
Stay with me here. I hear a lot of skeptics talk about how we need to read the damn bible. We should know the bible just as well or better than the fundies who complain and bitch about no prayer in schools. I see their point, but I don't necessarily agree - we don't need to know about the damn bible because it is just like phrenology: outdated, unscientific, and dangerous in practice. If you want to try to read the thing (as I have several times), do it up, but be aware that it's the worst book ever. The Koran is no better. Read enough to have a good come-back to a sanctimonious assface, but there's no reason to waste your time learning something with nothing other than historical significance. If that's your bag, or if literature study is your thing, then have at it, son.
I just don't have the time.