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Tue Nov 14, 2017, 05:27 PM

In the Capitols shadow, massive Museum of the Bible readies for opening

From the article:

In the new Museum of the Bible is a room full of Bibles, color-coded to show the more than 2,000 languages into which the holy book has been at least partially translated.......

That exhibit is just one example of how the 430,000-square-foot building with a view of the U.S. Capitol is meant to fascinate, educate and — depending on your perspective — evangelize.......

Since the nonprofit behind the museum was established in 2010, officials have shifted from their original mission “to inspire confidence in the absolute authority and reliability of the Bible” to one that’s become “nonsectarian” and aimed at welcoming people of all faiths and none.


To read more:

http://religionnews.com/2017/11/13/in-the-capitols-shadow-massive-museum-of-the-bible-readies-for-opening/

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Reply In the Capitols shadow, massive Museum of the Bible readies for opening (Original post)
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Response to guillaumeb (Original post)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 05:29 PM

1. which bible? there are so many different ones from which to choose nt

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Response to msongs (Reply #1)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 05:32 PM

2. THE TRUE ONE

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Response to msongs (Reply #1)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 05:34 PM

3. Read the article for more of the story. eom

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Response to msongs (Reply #1)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 05:42 PM

6. The original - the King James Bible!

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Response to msongs (Reply #1)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 07:51 PM

10. That's actually fairly obvious.

Even without reading. Given the usual cultural background for at least a plurality.

(I, for one, rather like having a common cultural background. Without it, communication become a bit of a sticky wicket, if you get my drift.)

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Response to guillaumeb (Original post)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 05:39 PM

4. Green family project, Hobby Lobby case

From what I've read, source of many artifacts is questionable. IIRC, they've had to send a lot back to ME.

Also I've read they really restrict scholars who can examine the materials they have. Have to pass some 'believer's test,' I've read.

Heard they're developing a Bible curriculum for public schools.

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Response to bobbieinok (Reply #4)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 05:40 PM

5. The Hobby Lobby issue is discussed in the article.

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Response to bobbieinok (Reply #4)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 05:48 PM

7. Make no mistake... this is an attemp to force the Green family's...

...version of Christianity on the public and into prominence in the public eye. The location was chosen specifically to make the "museum" appear to be part of the Smithsonian National Museum group.

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Response to Raster (Reply #7)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 06:09 PM

8. From all I've heard about them you are quite right

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Response to Raster (Reply #7)

Wed Nov 15, 2017, 09:23 AM

13. It sure is.

Using their wealth to further erode the wall of separation. Very unsettling to see it promoted right here on DU.

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Response to guillaumeb (Original post)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 07:43 PM

9. Interesting that they include this:

The museum does take on numerous conflicts over faith, from a display of Bible-based arguments for and against slavery...

One would hope they'd cover other controversial topics that crop up in the Bible, like incest and mass murder.

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Response to guillaumeb (Original post)

Wed Nov 15, 2017, 08:08 AM

11. "modern science owes a great deal to the biblical worldview" - what tosh

It also addresses debates about whether the Bible and science are “mutually exclusive”: “There is broad agreement today among historians that modern science owes a great deal to the biblical worldview,” reads a sign near a sculpture of astronomer and physicist Isaac Newton holding a compass. “The idea that the natural world is orderly springs from the Bible.”

http://religionnews.com/2017/11/13/in-the-capitols-shadow-massive-museum-of-the-bible-readies-for-opening/

I think many cultures outside Judaism and Christianity will dispute that last claim strongly. Greek philosophy did not spring from the Bible. Neither did Taoism, Confucianism, Buddhism, Hinduism, Chinese and Indian mathematics, Aztec beliefs ...

Here's the biblical worldview on science:

And the Lord God commanded the man, “You are free to eat from any tree in the garden; but you must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, for when you eat from it you will certainly die.”

https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Genesis%202

Moral of the 2nd chapter: knowledge is bad for you.

Now the whole world had one language and a common speech. As people moved eastward they found a plain in Shinar and settled there.

They said to each other, “Come, let’s make bricks and bake them thoroughly.” They used brick instead of stone, and tar for mortar. Then they said, “Come, let us build ourselves a city, with a tower that reaches to the heavens, so that we may make a name for ourselves; otherwise we will be scattered over the face of the whole earth.”

But the Lord came down to see the city and the tower the people were building. The Lord said, “If as one people speaking the same language they have begun to do this, then nothing they plan to do will be impossible for them. Come, let us go down and confuse their language so they will not understand each other.”

https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Genesis%2011

Moral of the 11th chapter: Technological advance must be stopped.

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Response to guillaumeb (Original post)

Wed Nov 15, 2017, 09:22 AM

12. Oh yeah, this is the work of the right-wing Hobby Lobby owners.

Who opposed Obamacare and who obtained artifacts for this museum ILLEGALLY.

How nice of you to promote it for them. What the actual fuck, guillaumeb?

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Response to trotsky (Reply #12)

Wed Nov 15, 2017, 01:14 PM

15. It's almost as if someone is promoting a Right Wing talking point...

...the only question that might remain is if it is willful.

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Response to NeoGreen (Reply #15)

Wed Nov 15, 2017, 02:14 PM

19. Not the first time right-wing Christians and their projects have been promoted here.

https://www.democraticunderground.com/1218247742

Pretty disgusting. But then I guess some people feel that religious ties are more important than political ones.

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Response to NeoGreen (Reply #15)

Wed Nov 15, 2017, 02:36 PM

20. Begging for something?

Do you really dislike actual dialogue and different points of view?

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Response to guillaumeb (Reply #20)

Wed Nov 15, 2017, 02:59 PM

22. It's not me sir, it is not me who needs to look deep into the mirror. (nt)

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Response to guillaumeb (Original post)

Wed Nov 15, 2017, 11:06 AM

14. 2000 languages

An old co-worker told me that Judgement Day would come when the bible was finally translated into every language on Earth. The reasoning was that then, everyone could read the truth, so they'd have no excuse for having their pants down when Jesus shows up.

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Response to Cartoonist (Reply #14)

Wed Nov 15, 2017, 01:15 PM

16. I guess that means Roy Moore...

...is F'ed.

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Response to Cartoonist (Reply #14)

Wed Nov 15, 2017, 01:20 PM

17. Including everyone who can't read anything in any language, right?

This may shock some people, but there are still people on this earth who have never learned to read.

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Response to guillaumeb (Original post)

Wed Nov 15, 2017, 01:34 PM

18. Contains stolen and fake artifacts.

This fundy shitshow from the bigots at hobby lobby contains artifacts smuggled in from Iraq in violation of us law and also fake crap. They had to hire actual experts because their collection was such a mess, so now at least some of the fakes are labeled as fake.

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Response to Voltaire2 (Reply #18)

Wed Nov 15, 2017, 02:36 PM

21. The article did mention that issue.

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