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Q&A: should the bible be edited…article found on aol?

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Question by ariel: should the bible be edited…article found on aol?
Bible Too Liberal? Conservatives Say Yes

(Oct. 6) — Debates between conservatives and liberals are going biblical.
A collaborative online project seeks to update the Bible with a more conservative translation — and has drawn the ire of less right-leaning bloggers and columnists.

The Conservative Bible Project is the brainchild of attorney and teacher Andy Schlafly, a son of conservative standard-bearer Phyllis Schlafly. His Bible-related Wiki, which allows contributors to post information, comment on others’ and suggest tweaks or fixes, went up this summer.
The project quickly drew fire.
“These right-wing ideologues know better than the early church councils that canonized Scripture?” So asked Rod Dreher, a conservative blogger for Beliefnet. “They really think it’s wise to force the word of God to conform to a 21st-century American idea of what constitutes conservatism?”
Schlafly said he aims to counteract modern translations, not edit the Bible.
“I think liberal bias was less of a problem in older translations,” he said. “It’s refreshing to read anything that is free of liberal bias, and the Bible is the most well-read book in the world, so that should be the first thing to clean up.”
As an example, he cited a recent church service he attended near his New Jersey home.
“There was a reading from the gospel, and the pronoun used to refer to a child in this translation was ‘it’,” he said. “So this translation of the gospel referred to a child as an ‘it,’ a thing. And that is liberal, it’s offensive and it’s incorrect.”
The 10 commandments of the project include avoiding unisex or “gender inclusive” language, being concise (Lord, instead of Lord God) and expressing “free market parables.”
Meanwhile, a Time magazine writer called the project “insane.” A Salon writer suggested a few sarcastic entries of his own.
Schlafly counters that his critics “are liberals who are unhappy that their game is up.” And a few dozen people have already logged on to help craft the new translation.
Schlafly predicts the conservative version will be completed, and available for a publisher to download and print, in about a year.

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Answer by Dont Make Me Eat U!!!
who cares about a long, boring narrative

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    the bible should be burned

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    Bible is the most hateful piece of tripe I have ever read.

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    Relax, guys, relax.

    This is just one more in a long string of attempts to interpret the Bible to support a party line.

    The Protestants did it. So did the Puritans, the Roman Catholics, Old Uncle Tom Cobbleigh and all. How many translations of the Bible are there around, and all, all of them pushing an agenda of some sort?

    It would only matter if it had an effect.

    As it is, hardly anyone reads the bible (not even professing Christians) and those that do cherry-pick the bits they want to take seriously. The Bible (in all its forms) is fascinating as a historical document, but its value, to Christians or anyone else, as a political manifesto or a guide to living closely approaches zero.


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    Ah, the saga continues. And the myth is still believed.

    “If a man would follow today, the teachings of the Old Testament, he would be a criminal. If he would follow strictly, the teachings of the new, he would be insane.” ~Robert Ingersoll

    “There is something feeble and a little contemptible about a man who cannot face the perils of life without the help of comfortable myths. Almost inevitably some part of him is aware that they are myths and that he believes them only because they are comforting. But he dare not face this thought! Moreover, since he is aware, however dimly, that his opinions are not real, he becomes furious when they are disputed.” ~Bertrand Russell

    “Among the most detestable villains in history, you could not find one worse than Moses. Here is an order, attributed to ‘God’ to butcher the boys, to massacre the mothers and to debauch and rape the daughters. I would not dare so dishonor my Creator’s name by attaching it to this filthy book [the Bible].”
    “As to the book called the Bible, it is blasphemy to call it the Word of God. It is a book of lies and contradictions and a history of bad times and bad men.”
    “Accustom a people to believe that priests and clergy can forgive sins…and you will have sins in abundance.”

    “Whenever we read the obscene stories, the voluptuous debaucheries, the cruel and torturous executions, the unrelenting vindictiveness, with which more than half the Bible is filled, it would be more consistent that we called it the word of a demon, than the Word of God. It is a history of wickedness, that has served to corrupt and brutalize mankind; and, for my own part, I sincerely detest it, as I detest everything that is cruel.” ~Thomas Paine

    “The Bible is a mass of fables and traditions, mere mythology.”
    “[The Bible] is full of interest. It has noble poetry in it; and some clever fables; and some blood-drenched history; and some good morals; and a wealth of obscenity; and upwards of a thousand lies.”
    “It is most difficult to understand the disposition of the Bible God, it is such a confusion of contradictions; of watery instabilities and iron firmness; of goody-goody abstract morals made out of words, and concreted hell-born ones made out of acts; of fleeting kindness repented of in permanent malignities.”

    “It ain’t those parts of the Bible that I can’t understand that bothers me, it’s the parts that I do understand.” ~Mark Twain

    “Out of all of the sects in the world, we notice an uncanny coincidence: the overwhelming majority just happen to choose the one that their parents belong to. Not the sect that has the best evidence in its favour, the best miracles, the best moral code, the best cathedral, the best stained glass, the best music: when it comes to choosing from the smorgasbord of available religions, their potential virtues seem to count for nothing, compared to the matter of heredity. This is an unmistakable fact; nobody could seriously deny it. Yet people with full knowledge of the arbitrary nature of this heredity, somehow manage to go on believing in their religion, often with such fanaticism that they are prepared to murder people who follow a different one.”
    “Faith is the great cop-out, the great excuse to evade the need to think and evaluate evidence. Faith is belief in spite of, even perhaps because of, the lack of evidence.”

    “Faith is powerful enough to immunize people against all appeals to pity, to forgiveness, to decent human feelings. It even immunizes them against fear, if they honestly believe that a martyr’s death will send them straight to heaven. What a weapon! Religious faith deserves a chapter to itself in the annals of war technology, on an even footing with the longbow, the warhorse, the tank, and the hydrogen bomb.” ~Richard Dawkins

    “Properly read, the Bible is the most potent force for atheism ever conceived.” ~ Isaac Asimov

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    Do they mean edited again?I am assuming that they are referring to the King James version,which is in itself an edited version of what was originally written.Myself,I think we could edit the whole thing down to one phrase and call it The Book of Bill and Ted.”Be excellent to one another”

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    There are many examples of the editing that has already been done, if you compare the original Herbrew and the Bibles you get nowadays.
    Bible and politics should not be put together for anyone’s gain.

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