01 January 2010


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What do Conservative Christians really want?
On the one hand, they say the Bible is the absolute literal truth. Yet, Conservatives are rewriting the Bible from a conservative perspective.

The Conservative Bible Project's website claims that, "Liberal bias has become the single biggest distortion in modern Bible translations."
"Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing," is, according to Conservapedia, a favorite Biblical passage of Liberals and should not appear in the Bible, along with many of Jesus' other teachings including "turn the other cheek" and his condemnation of profiteering.
They think Jesus corrupted the Bible????? I thought Jesus was perfect in their eyes ---and the reason for their religion.

They want to make the Bible less wordy without dumbing it down. (Current Bbiles are written at about a 7th grade level.) They want to change words such as "enroll" (for the census) to "register" to reflect modern political terms and re-explain economic parables with their "free-market" meaning.
The group claims that "Socialistic terminology permeates the English translations of the Bible, without justification." The web site rawstory.com reminds us that most English versions of the Bible date to the 16th century or earlier, while the concept of socialism didn't surface until the 18th century.
"The insane hubris of this really staggers the mind," writes Rod Dreher at Beliefnet. "These right-wing ideologues know better than the early church councils that canonized Scripture? They really think it's wise to force the word of God to conform to a 21st-century American idea of what constitutes conservatism? These jokers don't worship God. They worship ideology."

More information:
Conservative Bible Project
Conservatizing the Bible
Conservative group aims to delete "liberal bias" from Bible


Rita said...

#6 of the ten guidelines for the conservative bible:

6.Accept the Logic of Hell...

OK...the logic of Hell:
What would be worse? Hell or spending eternity with this group of jerks?

AhhhG! My head is exploding with the stupidity of what they propose.

libhom said...

If I remember correctly, Phylis Schlaffly's gay son is in charge of this gigglefest.

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