View Poll Results: Should the King James Bible be edited by anyone within or without of the church?

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    Re: Edit the King James Bible?

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    This is nothing but another anti-Christian bait thread...

    No, the Bible shouldn't be revised because some people have a problem with the morals of the Bible.
    WHile I agree with you 1,000,000% on the OP and him baiting/trolling I do have a question. I started another thread see here: http://www.debatepolitics.com/religi...ducate-me.html

    my question to you and please answer in the other thread not to give this OP any credit for any objective, rational, civil talk is.

    In many ways isnt this already done? NOT by government but in general? "IF" you feel like answering I look for it in the other thread, thanks
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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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    Re: Edit the King James Bible?

    I don't see the problem. It's not like the bible hasn't been edited, cut, re-written, modified by committee, translated through several different languages and cultures, and had major portions deleted before. Modifying the text to fit a political agenda is actually exactly what those "old-school" christians would do.
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    Re: Edit the King James Bible?

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    Not only no but hell no. You do not **** with other people's religion. You can create the whiny liberal eurotrash politically correct for pussies edition of the bible that would be merely a pamphlet after heavy editing but it should not in any shape or form be used to replace the King James or any other version of the bible, it would merely be the eurotrash politically correct for pussies edition bible that doesn't offend anybody except for actual Christians. I am surprised that no one has made a pc edition of the bible. Instead of the story of creation it would be a summed up version of evolution, Thou shalt not pollute and thou shalt use energy efficient stuff would be commandments, any commandments regarding sinful sexual behavior would be removed, and it would advocate that the government tax the living hell out of anyone making over a 100 grand a year.
    Why eurotrash dammit?
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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?
    I've often thought about writing my own version of the Bible, like Jefferson did. I could take the stupid stuff out, and add in some stuff that's more relevant to the modern world.

    Quote Originally Posted by Wake
    Since the Bible is full of bigotry and hatred, why not mold the Bible to our liking?
    Sure, why not. The authorities who determined which texts made it into The Bible, and which got cut out, molded it to THEIR liking.

    Quote Originally Posted by Wake
    Shouldn't we have new Christian churches that can help progress Christianity?
    I'm not Christian, but yes, there definitely should be. Although some Christian churches already do a pretty good job.
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    Re: Edit the King James Bible?

    There are actually some apocrypha I find fascinating. Always wondered why the Niceans didn't include them.

    On the other hand, there are some where it's pretty clear why they didn't.

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    Re: Edit the King James Bible?

    Quote Originally Posted by Paschendale View Post
    I don't see the problem. It's not like the bible hasn't been edited, cut, re-written, modified by committee, translated through several different languages and cultures, and had major portions deleted before. Modifying the text to fit a political agenda is actually exactly what those "old-school" christians would do.
    Would and have done.

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    Re: Edit the King James Bible?

    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainCourtesy View Post
    I'm curious, Wake. Any particular reason you are creating devils advocate threads, lately? Trying to hone your debating skills by presenting arguments that are the opposite of what you actually believe? Just curious for disclosure purposes.
    Yes and no. I'm not sure what I believe anymore, so probing for understanding can't hurt.

    Also I'm checking the menu of ideas here in an attempt to try and roughly predict the future. Based on my results, there are some people here who would deal with the church somewhat in one way or another.. Interesting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    This is nothing but another anti-Christian bait thread...

    No, the Bible shouldn't be revised because some people have a problem with the morals of the Bible.
    Quote Originally Posted by Centrist77 View Post
    WHile I agree with you 1,000,000% on the OP and him baiting/trolling I do have a question. I started another thread see here: http://www.debatepolitics.com/religi...ducate-me.html
    I'm neither trolling nor baiting, digsbe & Centrist77. It's your perception, so I will respectfully say you're mistaken, and I will leave it at that.
    Last edited by Wake; 05-27-11 at 05:20 PM.

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    Re: Edit the King James Bible?

    Quote Originally Posted by Wake View Post
    Yes and no. I'm not sure what I believe anymore, so probing for understanding can't hurt.

    Also I'm checking the menu of ideas here in an attempt to try and roughly predict the future. Based on my results, there are some people here who would deal with the church somewhat in one way or another.. Interesting.





    I'm neither trolling nor baiting, digsbe & Centrist77. It's your perception, so I will respectfully say you're mistaken, and I will leave it at that.
    and per your repetitive post history I respectfully dont believe you at all and ill leave it at that.
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    Re: Edit the King James Bible?

    Quote Originally Posted by Wake View Post
    Yes and no. I'm not sure what I believe anymore, so probing for understanding can't hurt.
    Have you read the bible? Start there. Then read some secondary sources especially from a historical perspective. That is, the bible, in and of itself and regardless of the version, shows considerable movement in the Judeo/Christian philosophy. For instance, the story of Job upsets and amends previous thoughts on sin and catastrophe. Christ was a reformer, which is why the Jews rejected him.

    But be warned, you will not be able to study it in this way and come way with any faith in the Bible as the literal word of God or divinely inspired and unerringly reported. It's just not possible.

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