A Clever Translation of the Bible
There’s a new translation of the Bible. Obviously a parody of politically correct Bibles, it makes changes such as these:
· The Kingdom of God becomes “God’s new world.”
· Demon possession becomes “mental illness.”
· The Son of Man becomes “the Complete Person.”
· Salvation becomes “healing.”
· Baptism becomes “dipping.”
· St. Paul’s condemnations of fornicators, adulterers, and homosexuals are deftly sidestepped. Now St. Paul can be heard telling Christians not to go without sex for too long, and advising them “to have a regular partner.”
Unfortunately, it’s not a parody. The translation is the work of John Benson, a former Baptist minister, and is sponsored by ONE, a group of liberal Protestants in Britain, which also produced one of the earliest cases for so-called inclusive language in 1981 with its pamphlet “Bad Language in Church.”
Does anyone really believe that “inclusive” language is harmless?
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My, the difficulties of inclusivity are well-nigh preternatural