Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Finally! A new easier to swallow Bible version!

Excellent! Finally somebody has gone to the effort of taking out all the parts of the Bible that are too hard, or place too many demands on us! Perfect for todays consumer church!

Here is what the editors and others are saying:

According to Chairman Mr. De Rijke the foundation has reacted to a growing wish of many churches to be market-oriented and more attractive. "Jesus was very inspiring for our inner health, but we don't need to take his naïve remarks about money seriously. He didn't study economics, obviously."

no serious Christian takes these texts literally. "What if all Christians stopped being anxious, for example, and started expecting everything from God? Or gave their possessions to the poor, for that matter. Our economy would be lost. The truth is quite the contrary: a strong economy and a healthy work ethic is a gift from God."

“We don't use them anyway! There's no single Christian selling his possessions and giving them to the poor."

Good stuff!


John Dekker said...

It sounds like a great idea - if it gets more people reading Scripture, it's obviously a good thing.

Not quite as good as the P3IV Nudey Bible , though.

mase said...

Oh dear!?!?!
Clicked on a few links and round this:::

The names of the board, ‘De Rijke’ (meaning ‘the rich’) and ‘Fortuijn’ (meaning ‘fortune’), as well as the holes in the pages of the Western Bible hint to the truth: the Western Bible is a joke.

It is published by Time to Turn, a network of Christian students and young adults in the Netherlands "who want to choose a sustainable and just way of life, based on their faith in Jesus Christ."

They do not believe in a new legalism, or in a utopian state, but in a God who is willing to deliver the world from materialism and injustice. Time to Turn is linked to the international student movement Speak.

Frank Mulder, chairman of Time to Turn, is surprised by the commotion.

"Many Christians accept the Western lifestyle, including the degradation of creation and the injustice of our trade, and they only take the easy parts of the gospel. But it isn't until we publish this gospel with holes, that they get confused!"

That last comment's a pretty interesting one, hey?

Paul said...

You're getting Google ads for the "United Church of God"... might want to zap those if you care.


Charles Engelkes II said...

You don't reallt like this do you?

Digger said...

Na man, clearly you've lost your understanding of Aussie sarcasm since you left our fine land!

Whats news man?

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