[Linux4christians] Conservative Bible Project?
THORPB at uk.ibm.com
Tue Oct 6 03:28:34 EDT 2009
linux4christians-bounces at thelinuxlink.net wrote on 06/10/2009 05:06:58:
> And, incidentally, I think "accurate" ought to be the goal of all
> translations and what I was driving at in my first post. I don't
> want a translation that affirms my conservative views just because I
> am conservative. Nor do I want a Bible that affirms liberal views. I
> want a Bible just as it is in reality: one that is uncomfortable to
> me whether I am liberal or conservative, because God has critiques
> aplenty for us on both sides of the aisle.
I read their page last night, and it just made me want to cry.
No Bible translation (very much including the KJV) is without bias, or
perfect in it's translation. That's why those who study seriously do so
with multiple translations. They also read the preface and the
accompanying notes to each translation, because it is in the notes that
the bias is normally made plain. Removing passages from the Bible that
have been traditionally included since the canon was settled is
controversial and, certainly in the past, would be regarded as verging on
While I am very much not a "liberal" theologically, I would be a staunch
opponent of such "hyper-conservative" positions, which, as noted, are only
harming the church and the gospel.
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