PETA: Don't call animals 'it' in the Bible

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    PETA, the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, is calling for a more animal-friendly update to the Bible.

    The group is asking translators of the New International Version (NIV) to remove what it calls "speciesist" language and refer to animals as "he" or "she" instead of "it."

    The NIV is a popular translation of the Christian Bible. An updated translation was released this month. The translators said 95% of the 1984 translation remains the same. But the committee of scholars made a move to be more gender-inclusive in their translation into English from the original Hebrew and Greek texts. According to the Committee on Bible Translation's website:

    In general, much more often than not ... "People” and "humans” (and "human beings”) were widely used for Greek and Hebrew masculine forms referring to both men and women. ... "Ancestors” was regularly preferred to "forefathers” unless a specific, limited reference to the patriarchs or to another all-male group is intended.

    PETA is hoping the move toward greater gender inclusiveness will continue toward animals as well.

    PETA: Don't call animals 'it' in the Bible – CNN Belief Blog - CNN.com Blogs
     
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    When I eat a hamburger, I usually assign the meat patty a name, like "Betty sure is juicy tonight!"
     
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    I ate a steak named Pam last night.

    Tonight I'm having ribs named Adam.
     
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    Been biting down on Bettys meat for a long time eh? :lol:
     
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    Next thing you know PETA will be asking the FDA for gender stickers on the meat we buy. ;)
     
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    Does anyone, not in PETA, or a vegetarian care what PETA says?

    Honestly, aren't they supposed to be saving whales or big mouth bass or sumptin?

    Remember, these are the tools that are pissed at obama for killing a fly.
     
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    One word always comes to mind whenever I hear or read PETA, and that's Weber! Just thinking about taking a nice thick red juicy ribeye and tossing IT on the hot grill. Yum-yum...a stop at the butcher's gets added to today's list.

    Thanks, great thread.
     
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    Remember the PETA story from a few years ago where the PETA person went to Arizona and purchased all the live lobsters the grocery store had, flew them to Maine and turned them loose. They forgot to remove the rubber bands on the claws to the lobsters could not feed them selves or defend themselves.

    Way to go PETA

    Every time I read a thread about the bible someone who doesn't believe the bible is blaming the bible for what ever is happening. If the bible is fiction just blame Superman, it would be the same thing.
     
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