Friday, December 4, 2009

I just read an article about a movement to re-translate the Bible according to "proper Conservative values". Apparently, many conservatives believe that the Bible is too liberal, what with all the forgiveness and community organizing. I'm not kidding! One of their targets is the verse in Luke, "Forgive them, Father, for they know not what they do". Maybe I'm missing something, but I just don't see how this is remotely politicized.

I visited the site, Conservapedia, to learn more. Apparently, it's also a right-wing Wikipedia of sorts. I compared the Obama entry with the Palin entry, and it was disturbing. It's the same thing with Fox News (or any liberal blog, for that matter) - people are increasingly only getting their information from highly biased sources. Yes, it's comfortable and reassuring to hear news that agrees with your personal beliefs, but it removes any possibility of true debate. Terrifying.


  1. I am completely aware that, unless you go back to the original Greek for the New Testament and Hebrew for the Old, everything we read is just another interpretation; so I'm not one of those "King James is the ONLY option!" people...but skewing the word of God any way to make it fit better with any set of beliefs scares me to death. I feel certain there will be divine punishment for such actions.

  2. People tend to hold most tightly to their political and religious beliefs because there is no penalty for being incorrect in contemporary America.