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truthpusher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-14-05 08:35 PM
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Rewritten Bible banishes saints
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Rewritten Bible banishes saints
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By Jonathan Petre, Religion Correspondent
(Filed: 15/03/2005)
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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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