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Rewritten Bible banishes saints
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Rewritten Bible banishes saints
By Jonathan Petre, Religion Correspondent
(Filed: 15/03/2005)

For readers of the Bible confused by its archaic language, such as its use of the term "stoned" for a form of execution rather than the effects of smoking dope, help is at hand.

One of the world's most widely read Bibles, the New International Version, has been modernised by a team of 15 American and British scholars and is published today.

Gone is the word "aliens", which the academics thought was invariably associated in the minds of the younger generation with extra-terrestrials. It is replaced with "foreigners".

Even the term "saints" is deemed to be too "ecclesiastical" and has been banished, to be replaced with "God's chosen people". The Virgin Mary is no longer "with child"; she is "pregnant".

And, to the dismay of traditionalists, who will suspect a feminist agenda, "inclusive" language has been introduced throughout.

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  -Rewritten Bible banishes saints truthpusher  Mar-14-05 07:35 PM   #0 
  - I don't suppose they've replaced the appalling "handmaiden"  Warpy   Mar-14-05 07:37 PM   #1 
  - How about....  Tux   Mar-14-05 07:41 PM   #2 
  - Nothing like updating the translation on God's unerring word.  LostInAnomie   Mar-14-05 07:42 PM   #3 
  - *GASP* You mean that they can actually change the wording  renaissanceguy   Mar-15-05 03:06 PM   #40 
  - Oh right... people really think stoned means to smoke a joint  Endangered Specie   Mar-14-05 07:46 PM   #4 
  - What did they do about "knowing"  jpak   Mar-14-05 07:48 PM   #5 
  - "Boinking" and "pulling off" might draw the younger crowd  eleny   Mar-14-05 08:02 PM   #8 
  - Now if they'd just replace "Jesus" with "tolerant liberal Jewish rabbi"  ET Awful   Mar-14-05 07:51 PM   #6 
  - That's a good description of Jesus...  Andromeda   Mar-14-05 08:49 PM   #14 
  - Carpenter...  AnneD   Mar-15-05 03:10 PM   #41 
  - Agreed!  AuntiBush   Mar-14-05 09:41 PM   #21 
  - Something else to worry about  Pigwidgeon   Mar-14-05 08:01 PM   #7 
  - Learn Hebrew, Greek & Latin If You Really Want To Understand What  cryingshame   Mar-14-05 08:04 PM   #9 
  - What about the Gnostic Gospels....  truthpusher   Mar-14-05 08:07 PM   #10 
     - The gnostic gospels were generally written later than the canonical  megatherium   Mar-14-05 08:57 PM   #15 
     - I'm reading those now.  AuntiBush   Mar-14-05 09:37 PM   #18 
     - And re-written so many times...  AuntiBush   Mar-14-05 09:45 PM   #23 
     - Great Link on the Gnostics - Entire Book online  AuntiBush   Mar-14-05 09:50 PM   #25 
  - we Presbyterians banished saints a few centuries ago  amazona   Mar-14-05 08:15 PM   #11 
  - God probably thought  okasha   Mar-14-05 08:20 PM   #12 
  - Amazona, may I ask respectfully...  AuntiBush   Mar-14-05 09:38 PM   #19 
  - Nobody else replied, so I will....  loudsue   Mar-14-05 11:57 PM   #30 
  - No, even when I dig down deep into my conscious,  ElectroPrincess   Mar-15-05 04:34 AM   #34 
  - they shoulda kept the "aliens" part  riverwalker   Mar-14-05 08:27 PM   #13 
  - They can't have the terroritoy of Bob!  Selteri   Mar-15-05 12:42 AM   #31 
  - No matter how much they embellish it, it's just a bunch of stories  VegasWolf   Mar-14-05 09:02 PM   #16 
  - And, to the dismay of traditionalists, who will be required  SharonAnn   Mar-14-05 09:36 PM   #17 
  - Exactly, SharonAnn... exactly!  AuntiBush   Mar-14-05 09:39 PM   #20 
  - Almah or bethulah Mary? "Young woman" Mary or "Virgin" Mary?  Wonk   Mar-14-05 09:43 PM   #22 
  - Many, many mistranslations and just as many w/political agendas.  AuntiBush   Mar-14-05 09:48 PM   #24 
  - The author of The Language Police ,Diane Ravitch, would love this one.  Ellen Rose   Mar-14-05 09:58 PM   #26 
  - Boy, am I conservative! Give me the King James version!  FlashHarry   Mar-14-05 10:26 PM   #27 
  - How about the flip flopping on things like polygamy. The whole new way  heidler1   Mar-14-05 11:11 PM   #28 
  - They banished the Saints?  daleo   Mar-14-05 11:20 PM   #29 
  - LOL daleo, you goof ball ! (tease) still, with each new season ...  ElectroPrincess   Mar-15-05 04:40 AM   #35 
     - Well, they are supposed to be good with miracles.  daleo   Mar-15-05 02:45 PM   #38 
  - How Many Times Has It Been Rewritten now?  anitar1   Mar-15-05 01:10 AM   #32 
  - The Catholic Church ain't gonna like this one bit...  Azathoth   Mar-15-05 04:22 AM   #33 
  - I bet they managed to include the word "Rapture"  Az_lefty   Mar-15-05 10:49 AM   #36 
  - Have they replaced Jesus with Dubya?  olddad56   Mar-15-05 11:20 AM   #37 
  - 'inclusive" language has been introduced throughout'  jdj   Mar-15-05 02:53 PM   #39 
  - This looks like a pretty good traslation. Much easier to read than other  w4rma   Mar-15-05 03:11 PM   #42 

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