Friday, March 18, 2005

"Timeless truth, today's language"

The Bible has been "updated," retranslated, perhaps dumbed down, for a modern audience.

Would anyone really misunderstand the phrase "stoned to death" to mean "to die of a drug overdose"?

Many of the changes are banal; some are controversial; others are weird.

"Foreigners will no longer be called 'aliens,' because that makes too many people think of space travellers."

You'll never mistake the Bible for sci-fi again.
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