Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Cherry picking the Bible

I've mentioned it before - a lot of what you view in modern Christian practices has little to do with Jesus, His teachings or what is in the New Testament. Most of it has to do with folks who cherry-pick passages from both old and new testaments and throw in a sprinkling of stuff that never was in the Good Book. It all makes for some interesting times.

Right-Wing Group Seeks Help Rewriting the Bible Because It's Not Conservative Enough (Click on this heading to read more)

The King James Bible and more recent translations are veritable primers of progressive agitprop, according to the founder of Conservapedia.

December 20, 2013  | 

Liberal bias in the media pales in comparison to what you'll find in your standard-issue Bibles, according to Conservapedia.com, a kind of Wikipedia for the religious right. The King James Bible, not to mention more recent translations like the New International Version (NIV), are veritable primers of progressive agitprop, complains Andy Schlafly, the founder of Conservapedia.com. (His mother, Phyllis, is an activist best known for her opposition to feminism and the Equal Rights Amendment.)

But not to worry. 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.  

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