Tuesday 6 October 2009

A New Botschaft Gottes

Could the new Conservative Bible Project really be this bad?
The earliest, most authentic manuscripts lack this verse set forth at Luke 23:34:
Jesus said, "Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing."
Is this a liberal corruption of the original? This does not appear in any other Gospel, and the simple fact is that some of the persecutors of Jesus did know what they were doing. This quotation is a favorite of liberals but should not appear in a conservative Bible.

The snip is in turn snipped from a rant by Atheist evangelist P. Z. Myers. Even if he was only half right (and that would be to underestimate him) the prospect of this bunch of Conservapædia nutcases producing something tarted up as scripture is truly disturbing. A quick check of the relevant website reveals that P. Z. is probably understating the perversity of the project. Just check those ten criteria!

Happily (or perhaps unhappily), we can judge what might be by a proposed translation of Mark by these unnamed scholars. The end result will surely be as worthy as the 1940 Die Botschaft Gottes (The Message of God), an "Aryan" New Testament produced by Nazi theologians.


  1. It's only a matter of time before people like Weinland, Merideth, Bubba etc. publish their own versions of the "true translations" of scripture. It truly would be the ultimate brainwashing tool. Can you imagine what would be in the Weinland Bible? Or the Mark Armstrong Gospel Translation Reader?

    I'm surprised it hasn't already happened. I am not a prophet, but I will foretell you this: a COG bible will be published someday.

    I better close the window, a chill just ran up my back.

  2. No need to wait! Fred Coulter has it under control with his own telephone book sized translation/revision of the KJV: The Holy Bible in its Original Order.


  3. Greetings Gavin, not heard much of this bunch, but the corruption of the Christian Bible is fairly well established. Perhaps you have read this article? If not, please advise and I will email a copy to you, blogger won't let me post, is more than 4000 characters.

    The Forged Origins of The New Testament
    In the fourth century, the Roman Emperor Constantine united all religious factions under one composite deity, and ordered the compilation of new and old writings into a uniform collection that became the New Testament.

    Extracted from Nexus Magazine, Volume 14, Number 4 (June - July 2007)
    PO Box 30, Mapleton Qld 4560 Australia. editor@nexusmagazine.com
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    From our web page at: www.nexusmagazine.com
    by Tony Bushby © March 2007
    c/- NEXUS Magazine
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    What the Church doesn't want you to know
    It has often been emphasised that Christianity is unlike any other religion, for it stands or falls by certain events which are alleged to have occurred during a short period of time some 20 centuries ago. Those stories are presented in the New Testament, and as new evidence is revealed it will become clear that they do not represent historical realities. The Church agrees, saying:
    "Our documentary sources of knowledge about the origins of Christianity and its earliest development are chiefly the New Testament Scriptures, the authenticity of which we must, to a great extent, take for granted."
    (Catholic Encyclopedia, Farley ed., vol. iii, p. 712)
    The Church makes extraordinary admissions about its New Testament. For example, when discussing the origin of those writings, "the most distinguished body of academic opinion ever assembled" (Catholic Encyclopedias, Preface) admits that the Gospels "do not go back to the first century of the Christian era" (Catholic Encyclopedia, Farley ed., vol. vi, p. 137, pp. 655-6). This statement conflicts with priesthood assertions that the earliest Gospels were progressively written during the decades following the death of the Gospel Jesus Christ. In a remarkable aside, the Church further admits that "the earliest of the extant manuscripts [of the New Testament], it is true, do not date back beyond the middle of the fourth century AD" (Catholic Encyclopedia, op. cit., pp. 656-7). That is some 350 years after the time the Church claims that a Jesus Christ walked the sands of Palestine, and here the true story of Christian origins slips into one of the biggest black holes in history....

    If anyone knows how to upload a larger post or how it can be shared, please advise, Thanks.

    (blogger refuses to allow me to log in..)

    Best Regards
    The Implacable Berean