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Old 09-28-2011, 12:00 PM
 
Location: WV and Eastport, ME
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Thomas Jefferson did a re-write, but it has not been widely accepted.
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Old 09-28-2011, 12:32 PM
 
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"Who else thinks the bible drastically needs to be rewritten?"

If you think rewriting history is a good thing. You wouldn't be the first Atheist/Agnostic to attempt to do it.
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Old 09-28-2011, 12:52 PM
 
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"Who else thinks the bible drastically needs to be rewritten?"

If you think rewriting history is a good thing. You wouldn't be the first Atheist/Agnostic to attempt to do it.
Who said anything about rewriting history?
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Old 09-28-2011, 12:58 PM
 
Location: Ontario, Canada
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Thomas Jefferson did a re-write, but it has not been widely accepted.
Jefferson basically made the Bible into an atheistic document, removing every reference to anything supernatural. That's why it hasn't been widely accepted.
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Old 09-28-2011, 01:01 PM
 
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Who said anything about rewriting history?
What would be the purpose of drastically re-writing the Bible if not to rewrite history?
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Old 09-28-2011, 01:51 PM
 
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What would be the purpose of drastically re-writing the Bible if not to rewrite history?
The easiest reason is to update the language. English usage has changed a LOT from King James' time.
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Old 09-28-2011, 02:14 PM
 
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The easiest reason is to update the language. English usage has changed a LOT from King James' time.
Already been done.
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Old 09-28-2011, 02:17 PM
 
Location: Rutherfordton,NC
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I would think most Christians like the bible the way it is. As it stands it's open to interpretation, with all the different version it make's it easier to pick & choose what version suits your needs. Of course most religious texts are the same when it comes to being open to interpretation. I think that's a problem when it comes to putting things down on paper.
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Old 09-28-2011, 02:57 PM
 
Location: The Port City is rising.
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The easiest reason is to update the language. English usage has changed a LOT from King James' time.

actually even Hebrew usage has. I wonder if anyone has taken a shot at translating from biblical Hebrew to Modern Israeli Hebrew?
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Old 09-28-2011, 02:58 PM
 
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Already been done.
Really. There must be like a new translation every year. and thats just the goyish ones.
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