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    (I placed it here because it's obviously more political than religious)



    Blessed are the conservative in Bible translation - Yahoo! News
     
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    OOoooohhh I would LOVE to see these guys locked in a room with my primary school (grade school?) religion teacher Sister Assumpta AKA "Iorn Drawers".
    The Bible was the literal word of God. No questions.
     
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    I'd love to see my Dad's reaction. He's about as far right as you can get, but you don't mess with the Bible.
     
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    These guys are either batfuck crazy or religious conservatives with a sense of humour.....(I know, I thought it was an oxymoron too)


    Experts in ancient languages are helpful in reducing the first type of error above, which is a vanishing source of error as scholarship advances understanding. English language linguists are helpful in reducing the second type of error, which also decreases due to an increasing vocabulary. But the third -- and largest -- source of translation error requires conservative principles to reduce and eliminate.[1]

    As of 2009, there is no fully conservative translation of the Bible which satisfies the following ten guidelines:[2]

    1. Framework against Liberal Bias: providing a strong framework that enables a thought-for-thought translation without corruption by liberal bias
    2. Not Emasculated: avoiding unisex, "gender inclusive" language, and other feminist distortions; preserve many references to the unborn child (the NIV deletes these)
    3. Not Dumbed Down: not dumbing down the reading level, or diluting the intellectual force and logic of Christianity; the NIV is written at only the 7th grade level[3]
    4. Utilize Powerful Conservative Terms: using powerful new conservative terms to capture better the original intent;[4] Defective translations use the word "comrade" three times as often as "volunteer"; similarly, updating words that have a change in meaning, such as "word", "peace", and "miracle".
    5. Combat Harmful Addiction: combating addiction[5] by using modern terms for it, such as "gamble" rather than "cast lots";[6] using modern political terms, such as "register" rather than "enroll" for the census
    6. 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.
    7. Express Free Market Parables; explaining the numerous economic parables with their full free-market meaning
    8. Exclude Later-Inserted Inauthentic Passages: excluding the interpolated passages that liberals commonly put their own spin on, such as the adulteress story
    9. Credit Open-Mindedness of Disciples: crediting open-mindedness, often found in youngsters like the eyewitnesses Mark and John, the authors of two of the Gospels
    10. Prefer Conciseness over Liberal Wordiness: preferring conciseness to the liberal style of high word-to-substance ratio; avoid compound negatives and unnecessary ambiguities; prefer concise, consistent use of the word "Lord" rather than "Jehovah" or "Yahweh" or "Lord God."
     
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    until it got translated over 9000 times and kings and councils got to pick and choose what become actual scripture and what was rejected.
     
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    conservapedia is dead serious and shows just how stupid many people are. I also love how they lump conservatism and Christianity together like they have anything to do with each other.
     
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    Which vrsion of the bible? That was a question before the King James version Which most Americans accept as the origional bible for all intents. But it was not the first.
    The bible and religion change like clothing fashions.
    One argument that it is a hooplah.
     
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    If I want to gain further knowledge about the Bible, I'll go talk to a clergyman not some professor.
     
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    you talk to any human about the contents of the bible and you are just getting their intrepretation or their religions official intrepretation.

    Or from whichever version of the bible they are reading.
     

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