Conservative group aims to delete ‘liberal bias’ from Bible

*The idiocy never ends…*

“Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.”

That famous line, attributed to Jesus in Luke 23:34, could well apply to the folks at Conservapedia — the “conservative version” of Wikipedia — who have embarked on a project to rewrite the Bible.

In an effort to rid the Good Book of “liberal bias,” the group has set up the Conservative Bible Project, which aims to rewrite the Bible from a modern, conservative perspective.

“Liberal bias has become the single biggest distortion in modern Bible translations,” the project’s Web site asserts.

And the line quoted above is one of the group’s targets for deletion in a truly “conservative” Bible. The “forgive them father” quote “is a favorite of liberals but should not appear in a conservative Bible,” Conservapedia states.

And evidently many of Jesus’ other teachings — from the “turn the other cheek” lesson, to his disdain for profiteering — will also no longer be acceptable in the conservative Bible.

“Socialistic terminology permeates English translations of the Bible, without justification,” the Web site states — a strange assertion, given that English versions of the Bible date back at least to the 16th century, while socialism as a concept was formed in the 18th century.

To combat the Bible’s “socialism,” the Conservative Bible Project wants to see Biblical use of the words “comrade,” “labor” and “fellow” (as in “fellow worker”) reduced.

Not surprisingly, the project has come under ridicule and derision from some corners.

“Jesus was obviously misquoted all over the place,” blogger P.Z. Myers writes sarcastically. “So what to do? When your claim of godly authority rests on your interpretation of God’s holy word, but God’s holy words contradict your desired ends, you’re in a bit of a pickle. There is a solution, though: rewrite the Bible and change the liberal bits!”

“The insane hubris of this really staggers the mind,” writes Rod Dreher at Beliefnet. “These right-wing ideologues know better than the early church councils that canonized Scripture? They really think it’s wise to force the word of God to conform to a 21st-century American idea of what constitutes conservatism? These jokers don’t worship God. They worship ideology.”

http://rawstory.com/2009/10/conservapedia-rewrite-bible/

5 thoughts on “Conservative group aims to delete ‘liberal bias’ from Bible

  1. muqeem says:

    Muslims Believe In JESUS
    (Peace be upon him)

    To know more please visit : http://islam100.wordpress.com

    We are presenting this not to placate you out of policy or diplomacy. We are only articulating what our Creator had commanded us in the Noble Qur’an (Which is translated as follows);

    “Say (O Muslim), “We believe in Allah and that which has been sent down to us and that which has been sent down to Abraham (Abraham), Isma’il (Ishmael), Ishaque (Isaac), Ya’qub (Jacob), and to Al-Asbat [the twelve sons of Ya’cub (Jacob)], and that which has been given to Musa (Moses) and ‘Iesa (Jesus), and that which has been given to the Prophets from their Lord. We make no distinction between any of them, and to Him we have submitted (in Islam)”. [Chapter 2: verse 136]

    As Muslims we have no choice. We had said in many words:

    ” WE BELIEVE IN ONE CREATOR, WE BELIEVE IN ALL HIS PROPHETS, WE BELIEVE, THAT JESUS (peace be upon him) WAS ONE OF THE MIGHTIEST PROPHETS OF GOD, THAT HE WAS THE MESSIAH AS WELL AS THE WORD OF GOD, THAT HE WAS BORN MIRACULOUSLY- WITHOUT ANY MALE INTERVENTION (which many modern-day Christians do not believe today) , THAT HE GAVE LIFE TO THE DEAD BY GOD’S PERMISSION, AND THAT HE HEALED THOSE BORN BLIND AND THE LEPERS BY GOD’S PERMISSION.”

    Islam respects all religions. Nevertheless, Muslims consider the view of Christendom to be a misguided one. The Noble Qur’an highlights the important aspects of Jesus (Peace Be Upon Him) mother, his birth, his mission and his ascension to heaven.
    VIRGIN MARY:
    Story of Jesus (Peace Be Upon Him) in the Noble Qur’an starts with the conception of his mother, Mary, when the wife of Imran, Mary’s mother, vowed to dedicate her child to the service of God in the temple. This is mentioned in the following verses (Which is translated as follows);

    “(Remember) when the wife of ‘Imran said: “O my Lord! I have vowed to You what (the child that) is in my womb to be dedicated for Your services (free from all worldly work; to serve Your place of worship), so accept this, from me. Verily, You are the All-Hearer, the All-Knowing” “Then when she delivered her child [Maryam (Mary)], she said: “O my Lord! I have delivered a female child,” — and Allah knew better what she delivered, — “And the male is not like the female, and I have named her Maryam (Mary), and I seek refuge with You (Allah) for her and for her offspring from Shaitan (Satan), the outcast.” “So her Lord (Allah) accepted her with goodly acceptance, He made her grow in a good manner and put her under the care of Zakariya (Zachariya). Every time he entered Al-Mihrab (a praying place or private room) to (visit) her, he found her supplied with sustenance. He said: “O Maryam (Mary)! from where have you got this?” She said “This is from Allah” Verily, Allah provides sustenance to whom He wills, without limit” [Chapter 3: verses 35-37]

    • heidilore says:

      Umm…yeah. You must be a blast at parties.

      • Dixon Cox says:

        Heidi, this has been posted arcoss the web, google the first sentence to see what I mean. I did find it interesting though, I don’t hear much about Mary’s parents these days. To be completely honest, if I had a few glasses of wine in me I would find Mr Maqeem interesting at a party. Let’s just get him off the script.

    • Dixon Cox says:

      “Its not meant to be taken literally, he’s referring to any manufacturer of dairy products”

      -Life of Brian

  2. Dixon Cox says:

    Well it is about time, I am glad somebody has finally taken the initiative and begun the task of de wussifying the Christian Bible. May I suggest they just dump the New Testament all together? Everything was just great until this Jesus guy came along. I mean really, what is all this forgiveness crap anyway? What happened to the wrath of God and all the cool stuff that followed? Floods, plagues, raining fire, destroying cities, angles of death (They have got to be bored stiff by now!) and everything else that followed when our creator decided to stomp a mud hole in someone’s ass. Some people just need to get the hell beaten out of them before they get the message and let’s not forget the entertainment value as well. I have to go to Somalia to see a good stoning these days. Also the communist leanings of Jesus, (which also prove my theory that the Russians have developed time travel technology and are now using it to spread their self serving agenda backwards) must be eradicated once and for all. If we are to keep Jesus in the new and greatly improved bible I suggest we present him as a creature more suitable to the powers he displayed during his tenure, a vampire!

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