Archive for October, 2009

Conservative Bible Project?

October 7, 2009

We’re certainly not alone in sensing the need for new versions of the Bible. But here’s one Bible version concept that raises interesting questions: A proposal on a web site called Conservapedia for a Conservative Bible Project, a revision of the KJV free of “liberal bias.” Among “liberal” verses that it proposes to excise are “Forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing” (link) and “Let any one of you who is without sin be the first to throw a stone” (link).

Among many other things, this project proposes a Bible version that is “Not Emasculated: avoiding unisex, ‘gender inclusive’ language, and other modern emasculation of Christianity.”

“Emasculation of Christianity”? As if Christianity is supposed to be a “masculine” religion? Well — we beg to differ.