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.