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Lo and behold, the Bible has gotten too liberal, according to a group of conservatives. And it needs a little editing. That's the inspiration behind the Conservative Bible Project, which seeks to take the text back to its supposed right-wing roots.
...but to change actual content, fundamentally altering it's meaning because it's considered too "liberal", is not only outrageous, but insane. People like this scare me.
All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness,...
At Luke 16:8, the NIV describes an enigmatic parable in which the "master commended the dishonest manager because he had acted shrewdly." But is "shrewdly", which has connotations of dishonesty, the best term here? Being dishonestly shrewd is not an admirable trait.
The better conservative term, which became available only in 1851, is "resourceful". The manager was praised for being "resourceful", which is very different from dishonesty. Yet not even the ESV, which was published in 2001, contains a single use of the term "resourceful" in its entire translation of the Bible.
Originally posted by Avenginggecko
reply to post by Connector
4. The Golden Rule: Legislate unto others as you would believe they should live.
[edit on 5-10-2009 by Avenginggecko]
Source: www.huffingtonpost.com... (assuming it's still there)
Yes, even scripture is not orthodox enough for the modern conservative. Not that it's the fault of the author(s), exactly. The group cites a few reasons why the Bible is too progressive: "Lack of precision in the original language ... lack of precision in modern language" and "translation bias in converting the original language to the modern one."
but I do have a DVD from sacredtexts.org that has literally thousands of religious and spiritual/mystic writings and it does have the Bible in Aramaic Greek Latin and English.