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Fri May 28, 2021, 06:06 PM

New Bible that includes Constitution creates controversy before it even hits market

A new Bible that includes the U.S. Constitution and the Pledge of Allegiance is generating controversy before it has even hit the market.

The “God Bless the USA Bible” is expected to go on sale in September, in time to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, according to a Nashville-based marketer who will distribute the book.

It has already prompted cries of blasphemy and concerns that the book will promote Christian nationalism, the idea that America is and should remain a Christian nation.

The Bible will also include lyrics from singer Lee Greenwood’s hit song “God Bless the USA,” which topped pop charts after Sept. 11, 2001. Using the historic King James Version, the “God Bless the USA Bible” has about 600 preorders for $49.99 and will ship in September, said Hugh Kirkpatrick, who said he wanted to inspire unity in the country.

People in 30 of the 50 states have preordered the Bible, with higher concentration of preorders coming from Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Florida and Texas, said Kirkpatrick, who leads a Nashville company called Elite Source Pro and is in the process of choosing a printer. Kirkpatrick said the Bible is not a response to any movement in particular, including nationwide debates over how the country should talk about its historical founding, such as former president Donald Trump’s panning of the New York Times’ “1619 Project” and an academic movement known as critical race theory.

“What we’re trying to do is show children who aren’t being taught about these things, how these things came together,” Kirkpatrick said. “At the bottom line, it was just to let future generations know how this thing called America started. Why did they lean on it? What influence did they have at that time?”

The Bible and government documents have often been weaponized in important debates over America’s history, said Anthea Butler, a professor at the University of Pennsylvania with a new book called “White Evangelical Racism.”

https://www.washingtonpost.com/religion/2021/05/28/new-bible-constitution-christian-nationalism/

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Reply New Bible that includes Constitution creates controversy before it even hits market (Original post)
Mosby May 28 OP
kimbutgar May 28 #1
Arkansas Granny May 28 #2
keithbvadu2 May 28 #3
sanatanadharma May 28 #4
rurallib May 28 #5
no_hypocrisy May 28 #6
uriel1972 May 29 #7
Major Nikon May 30 #10
uriel1972 May 31 #11
Major Nikon May 30 #9
Mosby May 29 #8

Response to Mosby (Original post)

Fri May 28, 2021, 06:13 PM

1. Doesn't the constitution say separation of church and state in article one amendment ?

This is a fictional Bible then for idiots then.

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Response to Mosby (Original post)

Fri May 28, 2021, 06:19 PM

2. What a marketing gimmick. Which "patriot" is trying to make a fortune

selling these?

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Response to Mosby (Original post)

Fri May 28, 2021, 06:21 PM

3. Which version is the 'correct' underlying Bible?

Which version is the 'correct' underlying Bible?

The Catholic or Protestant or other?

That is the lesson the children will be taught.

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Response to Mosby (Original post)

Fri May 28, 2021, 06:39 PM

4. Religiously ignorant

Don't have the slightest comprehension of God-Caesar viveka*, the ability to differentiate between matters of God and matters of men.

*Vivekah: Sanskrit word

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Response to Mosby (Original post)

Fri May 28, 2021, 06:46 PM

5. this is not the Onion? Or Borowitz?

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Response to Mosby (Original post)

Fri May 28, 2021, 08:16 PM

6. Both The Bible and The Constitution are essentially meaningless without

context, analysis, and interpretation.

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Response to no_hypocrisy (Reply #6)

Sat May 29, 2021, 01:15 AM

7. but rhe Bible is literally true doncha know...

No context or analysis needed, except the authorised footnotes snd your authorised preacher.

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Response to uriel1972 (Reply #7)

Sun May 30, 2021, 07:12 PM

10. Yes, but actually no

The bible literally contradicts itself on numerous occasions in the synoptic gospels which are anything but. Since the bible is a fax from god, it can’t possibly be false so they tie themselves into all sorts of logical pretzels to ‘believe’ it is not. It gets even better after Jesus is deified as nowhere in the synoptic gospels does Jesus claim to be a god and there’s plenty of him declaring exactly the opposite.

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Response to Major Nikon (Reply #10)

Mon May 31, 2021, 12:09 AM

11. Heh I didn't think it needed the sarcasm tag

But, yes I am fully on boatd with your post boots and all.

All the literalists tie themselves in knots with exegis while pounding away 13 to the dozen about the bible not needing any form of exegis. If it wasn't so dangerous I would be amused.

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Response to no_hypocrisy (Reply #6)

Sun May 30, 2021, 07:05 PM

9. There is a pretty big difference

While anyone is certainly free to interpret the Constitution anyway they like, any arguments regarding interpretation are settled via a court system and an ultimate arbiter, namely the SCOTUS.

With the bible again anyone is free to interpret it, but the ultimate arbiter is your very own invisible friend. So anyone who pretends to speak for their invisible friend becomes the ultimate arbiter at least in the minds of anyone they can con into thinking they have the one and only Truth. It really shouldn’t surprise anyone to learn god hates all the same people they do since He was created in their own image.

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