Is there no bottom to this pit?
Posted by c. wagner on October 23, 2009
Just when I thought I couldn’t be more disgusted with right-wing Bible-thumpers, I find this on richarddawkins.net‘s Twitter stream. The people behind the Conservapedia (who think Wikipedia has too much of a liberal bias, which makes it interesting that they use Wikipedia’s software to run their site) have started working on a new translation of the Bible. From their website:
Thus, a project has begun among members of Conservapedia to translate the Bible in accordance with these principles….
- mastery of the Bible, which is priceless
- mastery of the English language, which is valuable
- thorough understanding of the differences in Bible translations, particularly the historically important King James Version
- benefiting from activity that no public school would ever allow; a Conservative Bible could become a text for public school courses
- liberals will oppose this effort, but they will have to read the Bible to criticize this, and that will open their minds
The blood boils. Any version of the Bible in public schools? Hell. No.
And speaking of hell, one of the guidelines for this translation is
Accept the Logic of Hell: applying logic with its full force and effect, as in not denying or downplaying the very real existence of Hell or the Devil.
Great. Just great. Let’s open people’s minds with stories of eternal torture! That’ll do the trick!
I wish I could say I was making this up. But I’m not. Those quotes come directly from the project’s website (which I can’t bring myself to link to).