posted on Dec, 21 2013 @ 07:00 AM
Right-Wing Group Seeks Help Rewriting the Bible Because It's Not Conservative Enough
The King James Bible and more recent translations are veritable primers of progressive agitprop, according to the founder of Conservapedia.
Andy Schlafly’s group is on the case, and they have invited you to pitch in. Well, maybe not you, exactly, but the "best of the public,” whose
assistance is solicited in proposing new wording for left-leaning Bible verses.
Don’t know Aramaic, Hebrew or ancient Greek? Not a problem. What they are looking for is not exactly egghead scholarship, but a knack for using
words they've read in the Wall Street Journal. They have a list of promising candidates on their website— words like capitalism, work ethic, death
penalty, anticompetitive, elitism, productivity, privatize, pro-life—all of which are conspicuously missing from those socialist-inspired Bibles
we’ve been reading lately.
I wish I could put this in the joke section, and maybe I'd better have placed in OT Religion, but this really IS a conspiracy. Holy Editing, Batman!
Some great Examples here (of what they've already done):
In the several years since their translation project was inaugurated, all of the New Testament and several books of the Old have been thoroughly
revised. But lots still remains to be done. If you've got a soft spot for Leviticus, the Book of Amos, Lamentations or Numbers, they are all still
available for rewrite, so get cracking!
To give a sense of how to go about your own retranslation, here are some examples of changes the editors have already made.
Hold on to your hats, folks:
“He who is without sin, let him cast the first stone" (John 7:53-8:11).
It might have been a later addition that wasn’t in the original Gospels, according to some right-thinking, or rather right-leaning scholars. So the
editors have excised this bleeding-heart favorite from the Good Book, and
they've also removed Jesus’ words on the cross, "Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing."
The latter on grounds
that some of them DID know what they were doing, so maybe that part of him saying that was a lie.
Another thing Jesus might never have said at all is, “Blessed are the meek.” Change that one to, “Blessed are the God-fearing,” the
translation’s editors advise, which is far less touchy-feely than the King James version.
when Jesus admonishes hypocrites to, “Cast out first the beam out of thine own eye, and then shalt thou see clearly to pull
out the mote that is in thy brother's eye,”....
the conservative Bible replaces the word “hypocrite” with "deceiver," since hypocrite is often “misused politically against
Christians.” Good point!
And the author's final suggestion:
But don’t stop there. The Ten Commandments could use a little judicious revision as well. Just add an asterisk after Thou Shall Not
*Except to blot out terrorists
*Fight neocolonialist wars
*Bomb abortion clinics
Be creative. Include some brand new commandments of your own such as, “Thou shalt not ... raise taxes on the rich, regulate the financial industry,
permit gay marriage, take climate change seriously, feed the poor, clothe the naked, heal the sick...."
Just in case ANYONE thinks the author is seriously making these suggestions -it is SARCASM.
This is one of the most bizarre and frightening things I have heard yet. I have often called for a revised Bible (as well as updating other "holy
books") - but...but...
THIS IS SICKENING. Omg. OMfreakingG.
I weep for this nation.
things that we had to hold onto in the teachings of the Bible, and now the Conservatives want to remove those/rephrase them to suit
their own "image."
If anyone ever again tells you "The Bible is the literal, original, unedited, untweaked, uncorrupted Word of God, word for word," you will know what
"Nuh Uh!" And then ignore them. Better yet, run away.
edit on 12/21/13 by wildtimes because: (no reason given)