Tuesday, October 06, 2009
OMGOMGOMGOMGOMG (so to speak)
The Conservative Bible Project.
I may actually throw up.
Can even conservatives claim that any more without laughing?
In the pedia article, they cite an example of "liberal" additions, the story of the "adulteress". Apparently, it is conservative belief that Jesus really wanted to dirty whore stoned to death, but all those softy liberal Christians who secretly ran the early church changed the story so their concubines would be protected from death.
The laughter throughout the internet at this is drowning out any attempt to defend it.
These people are the Taliban of our time and faith. Give 'em time, and some hard power, and they will try to make this country a theocracy.
Scary dung, dudes.
Anyway, as long as they don't get rid of the story of Elisha and the She-Bears, I'm fine with it. Don't go messin' with my favorite Children's Bible Story.
BEFORE YOU MILK A BEAR, MAKE SURE IT'S A SOW-BEAR!
If you don't, then that boar-bear'll be following you all over the place.
Sad thing is, because all the conservative brethren and cistern have fled this habitat of demons and liberals, we can't get a really good explanation of how Jesus preventing the stoning of the "adulteress" is a "liberal addition" to the Gospels, or how revising the Authorized Version of the Bible is a "translation", or how this is respectful of Scripture in a way that "liberal translations" aren't.
It's a joke, son. Gotta be.
Although, as Alan noted when I said this over at Geoffrey's place: What's it say about today's religious "conservatives" when you can't tell if something like this is a joke or not?
Just kidding, Dan. :)
I on the other hand am far more cynical and am not only pretty sure it's not a joke, I'm not even surprised.
I kinda agree with Dan, this is too radical for inerrant Christians. Hell, if you change one thing what good is the rest?