The Politically Correct Bible

The Politically Correct Bible

Postby Dr. McCoy » 06 Oct 2009, 05:36

http://conservapedia.com/Conservative_Bible_Project
Many people think this is an Onion piece, but it's not.
First Example - Liberal Falsehood

The earliest, most authentic manuscripts lack this verse set forth at Luke 23:34:[7]

Jesus said, "Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing."

Is this a liberal corruption of the original? This does not appear in any other Gospel, and the simple fact is that some of the persecutors of Jesus did know what they were doing. This quotation is a favorite of liberals but should not appear in a conservative Bible.
Second Example - Dishonestly Shrewd

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.
Third Example - Socialism

Socialistic terminology permeates English translations of the Bible, without justification. This improperly encourages the "social justice" movement among Christians.

For example, the conservative word "volunteer" is mentioned only once in the ESV, yet the socialistic word "comrade" is used three times, "laborer(s)" is used 13 times, "labored" 15 times, and "fellow" (as in "fellow worker") is used 55 times.

I hope this is just a fringe of the Conservative movement.
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Re: The Politically Correct Bible

Postby Gao Bohan » 06 Oct 2009, 05:45

That's fine. The righties can have their Conservative Bible. Those of us who are sane will read the Bible that most accurately reflects the source languages.
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Re: The Politically Correct Bible

Postby sjcma » 06 Oct 2009, 06:33

The new online Conservative Bible should include a video: WWJD
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Re: The Politically Correct Bible

Postby GeographicCure » 06 Oct 2009, 09:47

Hilarious! A caricature of itself.

By no means should the US Constitution be considered a living document, but the Word of God, when inconvenient to our politics, may be reinterpreted as needed.
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Re: The Politically Correct Bible

Postby Jaboney » 06 Oct 2009, 09:52

You know, Thomas Jefferson did the same thing with the Bible and the Koran.
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Re: The Politically Correct Bible

Postby Fortigurn » 06 Oct 2009, 09:57

Dr. McCoy wrote:I hope this is just a fringe of the Conservative movement.


They're a fringe of the fringe. There's nothing here which is 'politically correct'. Only in the US would you find people who honestly believe that the word 'comrade' is 'socialistic'.
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Re: The Politically Correct Bible

Postby GeographicCure » 06 Oct 2009, 10:01

Jaboney wrote:You know, Thomas Jefferson did the same thing with the Bible and the Koran.


Are we to read that as an endorsement of this project? If not, please explain relevance. :eh:
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Re: The Politically Correct Bible

Postby Jaboney » 06 Oct 2009, 10:12

Endorsement? :lol:
Take it as recognition; a bit of historical perspective. You know, "He who cannot draw on three thousand years is living from hand to mouth,” and all that.
This one may be the work of a whack job, but such projects are not undertaken only by loonies (left, right, or entirely off the wall), and needn't be reflexively dismissed as entirely worthless.
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Re: The Politically Correct Bible

Postby GeographicCure » 06 Oct 2009, 21:01

This one may be the work of a whack job, but such projects are not undertaken only by loonies (left, right, or entirely off the wall), and needn't be reflexively dismissed as entirely worthless.


I see. I think this one can be dismissed quickly as the work of loonies (who, scarily, are obviously politically active) without any jerking of our knees.

Also scary, is that these people are likely to find ripe fodder amongst the already gullible population that is confused by trying to reconcile the Bible and their political/free market/secular lives.

Endorsement?
Take it as recognition; a bit of historical perspective. You know, "He who cannot draw on three thousand years is living from hand to mouth,” and all that.


I suppose there exist less relevant, but still related, bits of historical perspective you might have presented. This bit just read as rather apologist.

In any case, I'm unfamiliar with Jefferson on this topic and my interest is piqued; I'll be looking it up. Thanks! :)
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Would all themselves laugh mortal.'
-W Shakespeare
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Re: The Politically Correct Bible

Postby Gao Bohan » 06 Oct 2009, 21:23

GeographicCure wrote:In any case, I'm unfamiliar with Jefferson on this topic and my interest is piqued; I'll be looking it up. Thanks! :)


Jefferson rewrote the New Testament, essentially excluding supernatural events and what he considered misinterpretations from the four evangelists. Jefferson believed that the universe was created, but that God did not need to intervene periodically, breaking his own laws of nature in the process. He admired the teachings of Jesus, and his rewrite was to highlight those teachings. Jefferson knew the book would be controversial and refused to publish it during his lifetime.

Link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jefferson_Bible

But Jefferson did not deliberately mistranslate words to fit his political agenda. That is what is being done here with the "conservative" Bible.
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