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Thursday, 04 December 2008

Alan has an entry up about how some silly wacky fundies have their panties in a twist over some idiot writing "the gay Bible".

I saw that He Who Must Not Be Named was most displeased...so the effort is not a complete waste.

Suffice it to say that Alan's assertion is that "The Gay Bible" is NOT a serious scholarly work, is not faithful to the Bible, and is just plain silly.

HWMNBN's position is that it is yet another sign of the coming Gay Apocalypse.

The whole "controversy" would not be worth mentioning, except that Alan has managed to work in a comparison between the KJV of the Bible, and the LOLCats version of the Bible:

(Block-quoted from Alan)

"And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid. And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger. And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying: Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men."

Sounds like Christmas to me.

But if you're going to go with a different translation this Christmas season; do it right. Instead of the Princess Diana Bible, might I recommend the LOLCats Bible:

"Then there wuz sheep-doods in teh field, an they wuz watchin teh sheep in teh dark. Iz vry vry boring. srsly. An suddenly, visible angel! An glory! O noez!! But teh angel sed, "DONT AFRAID OF ANYTHING! it r ok, you can has gud news for all teh doodz! Todai in da city ov David, you can has sayvur! is Christ da Lord! w00t! Is sign fer u, find da baybee wrapd like brrito in a big fud dish." An suddenly, moar angelz! They sez, "w00t to teh Ceiling Cat! An peace fer doodz he luffs! Kthxbai."

Thursday, 04 December 2008 11:31:50 (Central Standard Time, UTC-06:00) | Comments [10] | #
Thursday, 04 December 2008 13:23:29 (Central Standard Time, UTC-06:00)
Just doing my bit to help put people in the Christmas spirit. :)
Thursday, 04 December 2008 14:35:03 (Central Standard Time, UTC-06:00)
We've been accused of having an "agenda" before. Now we can all argue if a strict literal interpretation of the Gay Bible is the correct or if it should be though of as metaphorical stories to guide us on our pay of gayiety.
Thursday, 04 December 2008 16:52:26 (Central Standard Time, UTC-06:00)
I think one of the coolest versions of the Bible that has come out is Eugene Peterson's "The Message." Well written. Holds on to the original idea, and puts it in a modern language. I highly recommend it as a good read.
Thursday, 04 December 2008 17:26:44 (Central Standard Time, UTC-06:00)
Dracut,

You mean "way of gaity" right? As a married man neither you nor your husband should be involved with anything having anything to do with "pay of gayiety". :-)
Teresa
Friday, 05 December 2008 06:58:46 (Central Standard Time, UTC-06:00)
Yes, I think pay of gayiety is something altogether different...
Friday, 05 December 2008 08:03:22 (Central Standard Time, UTC-06:00)
Listening to MPR yesterday, I also heard about the GREEN bible (that highlights passages in green that they believe outline God wanting us to take care of the earth) and the Bible Illuminated (looks like a photograph-filled coffee table magazine with pictures of celebrities and gives it a socio/economical/political spin).

FUN!
GeekGoddess
Friday, 05 December 2008 08:05:11 (Central Standard Time, UTC-06:00)
David,

Thanks for your suggestion recommendation, and thanks for visiting. It is always good to see you.
Teresa
Friday, 05 December 2008 08:09:08 (Central Standard Time, UTC-06:00)
GG,

Those DO some kind of fun.
Teresa
Sunday, 07 December 2008 22:01:24 (Central Standard Time, UTC-06:00)
Tangenting away here (but this put me in mind of this memory)...two years ago, I attended Christmas Eve services at a UU church out East. That night, the minister shared a story he'd gotten from one of his buddies from seminary. This guy, another UU minister, decides one day during the summer that it's time to clean up his church: purge old files, throw out broken furniture, that sort of thing.

He recruits a few helpers and they tackle the junk. Eventually they get to a pile of boxes that no one remembers. Opening one, they see that the items in the box are wrapped in newspaper dating back to the Kennedy administration. It turns out that the box holds the pieces of a lovely, hand-carved olivewood manger scene. One by one, the figures come out of the newspaper: a shepherd, a Wise Man, Joseph, a sheep, another Wise Man, baby Jesus, another Joseph, another shepherd, a donkey...

(Uh, wait. Go back?)

Yes, two Josephs. And after opening all the boxes, a complete set, save that there was no Mary to be found.

Merry Christmas.
Elizabeth
Monday, 08 December 2008 06:53:28 (Central Standard Time, UTC-06:00)
Elizabeth,

LOL!
Teresa
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