David Kirkpatrick

October 5, 2009

Conservapedia wants to rewrite the Bible

Filed under: Arts, et.al., Media, Politics, Technology — Tags: , , , , , — David Kirkpatrick @ 3:21 pm

I say let ’em have at it.

And in contradiction to beliefnet commenter Joshua Zelinsky, I say it’s not surprising at all:

The combination of ignorance and arrogance is shocking.

(Hat tip: the Daily Dish)

3 Comments »

  1. As a born again christian and conserative I find this to be disrespectful and it being BLASPHEME at it’s very worst. I am outraged at such a thought. We have the Bible for a reason! And it’s not to be tainted by man! I hope that this doesn’t happen and further confuse people who are seeking the truth.

    Comment by Pro- K.J.V. — October 7, 2009 @ 12:26 pm

  2. Muslims Believe In JESUS
    (Peace be upon him)

    To know more please visit : http://islam100.wordpress.com

    We are presenting this not to placate you out of policy or diplomacy. We are only articulating what our Creator had commanded us in the Noble Qur’an (Which is translated as follows);

    “Say (O Muslim), “We believe in Allah and that which has been sent down to us and that which has been sent down to Abraham (Abraham), Isma’il (Ishmael), Ishaque (Isaac), Ya’qub (Jacob), and to Al-Asbat [the twelve sons of Ya’cub (Jacob)], and that which has been given to Musa (Moses) and ‘Iesa (Jesus), and that which has been given to the Prophets from their Lord. We make no distinction between any of them, and to Him we have submitted (in Islam)”. [Chapter 2: verse 136]

    As Muslims we have no choice. We had said in many words:

    ” WE BELIEVE IN ONE CREATOR, WE BELIEVE IN ALL HIS PROPHETS, WE BELIEVE, THAT JESUS (peace be upon him) WAS ONE OF THE MIGHTIEST PROPHETS OF GOD, THAT HE WAS THE MESSIAH AS WELL AS THE WORD OF GOD, THAT HE WAS BORN MIRACULOUSLY- WITHOUT ANY MALE INTERVENTION (which many modern-day Christians do not believe today) , THAT HE GAVE LIFE TO THE DEAD BY GOD’S PERMISSION, AND THAT HE HEALED THOSE BORN BLIND AND THE LEPERS BY GOD’S PERMISSION.”

    Islam respects all religions. Nevertheless, Muslims consider the view of Christendom to be a misguided one. The Noble Qur’an highlights the important aspects of Jesus (Peace Be Upon Him) mother, his birth, his mission and his ascension to heaven.
    VIRGIN MARY:
    Story of Jesus (Peace Be Upon Him) in the Noble Qur’an starts with the conception of his mother, Mary, when the wife of Imran, Mary’s mother, vowed to dedicate her child to the service of God in the temple. This is mentioned in the following verses (Which is translated as follows);

    “(Remember) when the wife of ‘Imran said: “O my Lord! I have vowed to You what (the child that) is in my womb to be dedicated for Your services (free from all worldly work; to serve Your place of worship), so accept this, from me. Verily, You are the All-Hearer, the All-Knowing” “Then when she delivered her child [Maryam (Mary)], she said: “O my Lord! I have delivered a female child,” — and Allah knew better what she delivered, — “And the male is not like the female, and I have named her Maryam (Mary), and I seek refuge with You (Allah) for her and for her offspring from Shaitan (Satan), the outcast.” “So her Lord (Allah) accepted her with goodly acceptance, He made her grow in a good manner and put her under the care of Zakariya (Zachariya). Every time he entered Al-Mihrab (a praying place or private room) to (visit) her, he found her supplied with sustenance. He said: “O Maryam (Mary)! from where have you got this?” She said “This is from Allah” Verily, Allah provides sustenance to whom He wills, without limit” [Chapter 3: verses 35-37]

    Comment by muqeem — October 7, 2009 @ 10:51 pm

  3. What I found shocking (as I explained in my comment) was the lack of knowledge about the Biblical text itself. Apparently Andrew Schlafly who runs Conservapedia didn’t know that the multiple different terms used for God in various translations are because the original Hebrew texts use multiple terms. He decided that the multiple uses was bad so he would just go with just “Lord” everywhere.

    The use of multiple names for God in the Hebrew Bible is really basic.
    Anyone with a any background would know this (I’ve known this for literally longer than I can remember. Probably learned about it when I was 8 or 9 years old). Anyone who has even heard of the Documentary Hypothesis would also have heard of this. Anyone who went to any seminary would have heaAnyone with minimal curiosity would have instead of deciding that there was a problem would have spent five seconds saying “hmm, maybe I should go and look up why these translations are using multiple terms.”

    So yes, even by Conservapedia standards this is pretty extreme.

    Comment by Joshua Zelinsky — October 8, 2009 @ 10:08 pm


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