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Posted - 02/07/2011 :  13:41:05  Show Profile Send filthy a Private Message  Reply with Quote
They're at it again; revising the Bible. This time, it's for a small and really stupid reason: the Catholics consider their believers to be stupid. Dig it:
It's not the first time Catholics have tried to modernize the Bible but it may be the oddest.

Oddest and and possibly the most silly. Farther down we find:
The word "cereal," originally referring to bushels of wheat, had been removed because of fears readers might confuse it for a breakfast food.

"Booty" had been replaced with "plunder" because it has also come to mean "buttocks" or "sexual intercourse."

And we can't have that, now can we? But the crown jewel in the collection has to be this:
In what may be a sign of deference to Jewish history, the word "holocaust," which has come to refer to only the specific period of history where millions of Jews were killed, had been replaced with "burnt offerings."

"Burnt offerings" indeed; how symbolic of Auschwitz is that?

Anyhow, they are, and have been always, laboring under the impression that their followers are so lacking in inteligence that they can't figure this out for themselves. Well, maybe in some, or many cases, they might be right. But over all, it's only good for a secular laugh, and possibly it's a part of the reason that church attendence is in decline.

"What luck for rulers that men do not think." -- Adolf Hitler (1889 - 1945)

"If only we could impeach on the basis of criminal stupidity, 90% of the Rethuglicans and half of the Democrats would be thrown out of office." ~~ P.Z. Myres

"The default position of human nature is to punch the other guy in the face and take his stuff." ~~ Dude

Brother Boot Knife of Warm Humanitarianism,

and Crypto-Communist!

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Posted - 02/07/2011 :  16:40:25   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Hawks's Homepage Send Hawks a Private Message  Reply with Quote
All that is needed now is for the word god to become synonymous with pedophile...

It's a small, off-duty czechoslovakian traffic warden!
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