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    Re: Edit the King James Bible?

    Quote Originally Posted by Wake View Post
    Do you think portions of the King James Bible (and earlier versions) should be erased?

    There's multiple verses in the New and Old Testament that speak against homosexuality, adultery, fornication, etc. There's also many other verses that are unpopular with our society, so shouldn't we change them? Since the Bible is full of bigotry and hatred, why not mold the Bible to our liking? Shouldn't we have new Christian churches that can help progress Christianity?

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    Actually, King James did some of his own editing. There are some good books out there about this and some believe the Bible actually says very little concerning homosexuality.

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    Re: Edit the King James Bible?

    This is my biggest problem with religion and those that over preach or judge or force it on others. Mass religion in many ways is a joke, and the people that dont know how to let well enough be, start to cause problems and make religion get judged as a whole (which is also not fair)

    Anyway I believe in god, I believe in a higher power I just believe that god gave me a brain for a reason and wants me to use it!

    The hypocrisy among "some" religious people is just staggering.
    For example religion changes or decides they dont follow certain rules or have new rules all the time. . . well . . . . SAYS WHO!? lol. . . did that particular god come down and tell us?

    thats BS and why religion rubs a lot of people the wrong way, well not religion but those that use it for a tool to judge and push an agenda.

    ON THIS PAGE THIS IS ALL GOSPEL AND IF YOU DONT DO IT YOU ARE A SINNER AND BURN IN HELL!, what about whats on this next page, "oh that, we dont do that anymore we decided thats just an example or a sign of those times, not our times" LMAO

    hypocrisy like that never works to smart objective people? lol

    you actually see it on this board daily
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    Re: Edit the King James Bible?

    Quote Originally Posted by CriticalThought View Post
    Vote on it. That was how the Bible was originally put together. so it only makes sense that is how you should decide these things. A council of bishops in the 3rd century got to decide which books were inspired by God and which were not by voting and thereby put the Bible together, so obviously Christians should all get together and vote.
    Don't they do this already, whenever they undertake to form some new splinter sect?

    Quote Originally Posted by soccerboy22 View Post
    Well that is the thing. I don't think his proposal is with purity of intent. While I personally do not think there is anything wrong with homosexuality, others do not feel the same way as I. So, to some it could look like you are liberalizing (wow that is actually a word) the Bible compared to make it more conservative as the people at Conservapedia are trying to do.
    Wake's proposal could arguably be interpreted as an effort to return to the purity of Christ's message. I don't hold with it, but it isn't my god so it's none of my business. The Conservapedia project is explicitly a politicized project.

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    Too bad God can't vote on it..
    I thought your god could do any damned thing he wanted? If there's a vote and he abstains, that's on him.

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    Re: Edit the King James Bible?

    If someone wants to change the Bible, let them. Why not? If it sells well (and they don't get successfully sued for it), then maybe people prefer that version to the other versions.

    Does anyone have a copyright on the Bible? I really am just wondering. Can someone be sued for changing the Bible and selling copies of it that are almost identical to one version of the Bible or the other, with maybe just a few things changed to make it fit with a particular religion's beliefs? How much would need to be changed, I wonder?
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    Re: Edit the King James Bible?

    Quote Originally Posted by RStringfield View Post
    You are apparently clueless as to how the KJV came to be as it now is. If some church wants to edit it's canon, AGAIN, that's up to them. There is no need for any FURTHER involvement by government.

    You are one of the few people I have seen that gets beat by his strawmen.
    Except when those supposed strawmen are notions I have entertained that I disagree with, RStringfield.

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    Re: Edit the King James Bible?

    Thought this was appropriate to the copyright/publishing comment:
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    Re: Edit the King James Bible?

    I love Eddie Izzard.
    "A woman is like a teabag, you never know how strong she is until she gets in hot water." - Eleanor Roosevelt

    Keep your religion out of other people's marriages.

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    Re: Edit the King James Bible?

    For nonreligious folk out there, why should you care about the Bible being edited? Do you really care what the flyig spaghetti monster says and his followers believe?

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    Re: Edit the King James Bible?

    Wouldn't be the first time it's happened, nor the last.

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    Re: Edit the King James Bible?

    Quote Originally Posted by roguenuke View Post
    If someone wants to change the Bible, let them. Why not? If it sells well (and they don't get successfully sued for it), then maybe people prefer that version to the other versions.

    Does anyone have a copyright on the Bible? I really am just wondering. Can someone be sued for changing the Bible and selling copies of it that are almost identical to one version of the Bible or the other, with maybe just a few things changed to make it fit with a particular religion's beliefs? How much would need to be changed, I wonder?
    Any translation that was first produced before 1923 would be in the public domain. Given the fact that there are nearly endless public domain translations of the Bible into the primary languages of over 99% of the people on the planet, any copyright suit would have to jump through a considerable number of hoops to be able to establish infringement. I'm not even sure publishing a word-for-word copy of another translation could be proven to be an infringement unless the Bible in question contained numerous unique features.

    Soon as you start changing things around to suit your own doctrine, there's no way they can prove you didn't just translate it yourself from the same source materials.

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