June 01, 2004

Full scale violent confrontation? It lacks something....

I saw this at Ilyka's today. I'm stunned as to why anyone would think this is a good idea. As the article says, the 23rd psalm is, after the Ten Commandments and the Lord's Prayer, the most famous words in the Bible. And to make matter worse, this nonsense about prayers concerning "debt, the developing world, and fair trade" makes me wonder if they think anyone is actually paying attention.

Posted by Frinklin at June 1, 2004 07:11 PM

Actually, these alterations don't seem much worse than the simplified versions of the Bible popular in most American churches these days. All potentially confusing metaphor has been eliminated, and the language of Shakespeare and Milton has been cut down to fit the common man's understanding.

The lyricism of the King James Version may be the most popular and enduring in our culture, but if you look at what the majority of Americans, at least, are using, it is not the KJV.

Posted by: PG at June 2, 2004 10:24 AM
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