Thursday, December 3, 2009

Another reason it sucks to live in West Virginia

Blessed are the conservative in Bible translation

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The Gospel of Luke records that, as he was dying on the cross, Jesus showed his boundless mercy by praying for his killers this way: "Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do."

Not so fast, say contributors to the Conservative Bible Project.

The project, an online effort to create a Bible suitable for contemporary conservative sensibilities, claims Jesus' quote is a disputed addition abetted by liberal biblical scholars, even if it appears in some form in almost every translation of the Bible.

Here are a bunch or right wing whack jobs who are presuming to "translate" the Bibble despite the fact that academics the world over spend their lives laboring over the job of translating obscure scriptures.

Why do these right wing fundamentalist backwoods hicks have such grand delusions?


eamoore1978 said...

I don't know why the byline was in Chas. Conservapedia (the bunch that's doing this) is Phyllis Schlafly's kid's project, and I don't think he's in WV.
The good news is their server is frequently down. Lots of hits by "vandals."

MadMike said...

Sagacious I know exactly where you are coming from on this one. I live in South Georgia where there is a church on every corner and a hypocrite behind every tree. Here they carry their bibles in their center consoles and a rifle in the seat next to it.

TRUTH 101 said...

This is a good reason to not take the Bible literally. For thousands of years it has been rewritten and translated by freaking idiots. And no doubt these fools believe God Himself was guiding their pens and typewriters.