Thu. Jul 18th, 2024

Jefferson did it to edit out “diamonds in a dunghill.” The Fundies did it a while back with “Good News.” Now we have…

“In an effort to rid the Good Book of ‘liberal bias,’ the group has set up the Conservative Bible Project, which aims to rewrite the Bible from a modern, conservative perspective.”

“‘Liberal bias has become the single biggest distortion in modern Bible translations,’ the project’s Web site asserts.”

“And the line quoted above is one of the group’s targets for deletion in a truly ‘conservative’ Bible. The ‘forgive them father’ quote ‘is a favorite of liberals but should not appear in a conservative Bible,’ Conservapedia states.”

So has literalism at least been placed on history’s trash heap by those who promoted it for so long? Probably the only good outcome of this venture.

By Ken Carman

Retired entertainer, provider of educational services, columnist, homebrewer, collie lover, writer of songs, poetry and prose... humorist, mediocre motorcyclist, very bad carpenter, horrid handyman and quirky eccentric deluxe.

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RS Janes
14 years ago

I suspected years ago it would come to this. The words of Jesus quoted in the Bible were just too much even for these ardent hypocrites to overcome, so they have to get rid of anything that contradicts the modern corporatist Christopublican ideology. After they have the Republican Jesus endorsing rich people as “First in line for heaven!” and advocating “Hitting back hard and fast” against your enemies, unless you can hit them first (and blessing the warmakers while he’s at it), they’ll no doubt rewrite the crucifixion to show the ‘miracle’ of Christ coming down off the cross to smite his enemies, especially the Jews.

Another line that will surely be dropped, is that “Beware of false prophets who come to you in sheep’s clothing while within they are ravening wolves.” The ravening wolves are showing themselves in the full light of day now — and they are rewriting the Bible the same way they have tried to rewrite history.

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