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boggy84 - 2012-04-22

with the supposed simplicity and self-evidence of god's word you'd think it would be a little easier to get to the fucking point. the banality of evil.

GravidWithHate - 2012-04-22

I like the KJB above most other translations I've seen. The language has a poetry and gravitas sorely lacking other translations.

Bonus points for the fact that King James was a closet case loudly denouncing sodomy as evil.

It's weird how you can arrive at the same conclusion as someone despite sharing none of their premises.

Billy the Poet - 2012-04-22

TL;DR "Because it says what we want it to say."

Dread Pirate Roberts - 2012-04-22

Wasn't the King James version the one that incorrectly translated a whole slew of words - and thus gave rise to the modern christian faith?


"Higher Place" was translated as "sky" and such?

CuteLucca - 2012-04-22

Long ago, a monk was carefully copying a bible by hand, translating from the original latin to English. Many months into this process, the monk cries out in dismay, and does not stop weeping until all the monks of the abbey have come to his aid.

"What is wrong, my brother?" asks one monk.

"it says CELEBRATE!!!!!"

Spoonybard - 2012-04-22

This is like when the Russian Orthodox church suddenly ended up with a Saint Kije

StanleyPain - 2012-04-23

Compared to the Dead Sea Scrolls (which are the oldest known written versions of many books in the Bible) there are massive changes, yes. The KJV was, at some point, a fairly reliable translation of the Bible without too much dickery until, of course, various religious figures and popes and whatnot decided to tinker with it to make it say what they wanted it to say, edited it in a ton of different ways until it was significantly altered to be satisfactory.
Of course, if you want to get REALLY technical, even the DSS were just re-tellings and alterations of many already existing myths and religious stories from other traditions, just altered to fit the region and their preferred belief system.

cognitivedissonance - 2012-04-22

Welcome to the cult I was raised in. I spent a few years being deprogrammed. No joke.

BiggerJ - 2012-04-22

It must be tough being a deprogrammer of Christians. If any of the wrong people find out about what you do, you're life's gonna become reeeal shit reeeal quick.

Enjoy - 2012-04-22

what was the cult? not plymouth brethren, right?

cognitivedissonance - 2012-04-23


Redford - 2012-04-23

If you check out the self-activating tags, you can see that apparently POETV itself has evolved into something with more sense then these people.

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