So some of you may have seen this article
about the Conservative Bible Project
. It would be funny if it weren't true. Basically some folk at Conservapedia have decided that all modern bible translations are too liberal. It seems only the King James Version was untainted by liberal bias...although even it has some "errors" (such as passages which probably weren't part of the original and which should be left out of the new, improved bible
). It's a wiki re-translation project...I find it incredibly amusing that they are using the KJV as their authoritative source...it seems that Christianity is only palatable to them if it is filtered through the mores of the 17th century translators. Unfortunately, some important conservative concepts didn't exist at the time of good King James, so they are also changing the language to reflect modern, conservative thinking. It seems from a perusal of Mark
that it means, among other things, referring to the scribes, and sometimes the Pharisees, as intellectuals...those tricky intellectuals!
Anyhow, just thought some of you would find it interesting. Unfortunately they haven't gotten to Matt 5:39 yet, I'm really dying to see how they mesh that with their brand of conservativism.
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