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Ian Mckellen edits the Bible

Ian Mckellen edits the Bible

English actor Sir Ian McKellen admits to ripping out parts of the Bible he objects to, particularly the passage in Leviticus that preaches "lying with another man is an abomination". If this trend caught on, there'd be not much of the Bible left.

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Guest: (3213 days ago)
How many gay people does god put on this earth to make people realise that he wants them on his earth? God made us all, so god then is not infallible therefore? For god's sake wake up and ask questions. The myths, Father Christmas, The Tooth Fairy, Easter Bunny and the bible. The bible is a book written by mere men who had the egos to think that they could were hearing the word of god. The small "g" is on purpose. kat
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How many gay people does god put on this earth to make people realise that he wants them on his earth? God made us all, so god then is not infallible therefore? For god's sake wake up and ask questions. The myths, Father Christmas, The Tooth Fairy, Easter Bunny and the bible. The bible is a book written by mere men who had the egos to think that they could were hearing the word of god. The small "g" is on purpose. kat
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Guest: 7th Guest (3213 days ago)
Probably the smartest comment ever made on Boreme
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Probably the smartest comment ever made on Boreme
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Guest: CameronDixon (3213 days ago)
I think what your saying is true, apart from the bit about the guys who wrote it. I think they were just trying to create a more functional civilisation. (maybe they were abit sexist, racist and homophobic) but they were trying to make the world better, they just didn't do a very good job.
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I think what your saying is true, apart from the bit about the guys who wrote it. I think they were just trying to create a more functional civilisation. (maybe they were abit sexist, racist and homophobic) but they were trying to make the world better, they just didn't do a very good job.
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Guest: (3212 days ago)
Hear, hear.
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Hear, hear.
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glortman glortman (3213 days ago)
I don't think that editing or destroying literature to one's taste is ever appropriate: it amounts to censorship. There are many lessons to be learned from the text, and not every word in the bible should be construed as normative, nor should we assume that we have stayed at the same place in history. Besides, on the other side of the page in my bible there is a verse about making sure to leave food for the poor. Should that be ripped out too? Redacting every word that one finds offensive is not a tenable position, and strikes me as somewhat jihadist. While I like Sir Ian McKellen, and reject hatred against homosexuals, I cannot support his stance.
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I don't think that editing or destroying literature to one's taste is ever appropriate: it amounts to censorship. There are many lessons to be learned from the text, and not every word in the bible should be construed as normative, nor should we assume that we have stayed at the same place in history. Besides, on the other side of the page in my bible there is a verse about making sure to leave food for the poor. Should that be ripped out too? Redacting every word that one finds offensive is not a tenable position, and strikes me as somewhat jihadist. While I like Sir Ian McKellen, and reject hatred against homosexuals, I cannot support his stance.
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Guest: (3212 days ago)
And I doubt Sir Ian would support your stance that the bible constitutes 'literature'.
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And I doubt Sir Ian would support your stance that the bible constitutes 'literature'.
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Guest: Dave (3211 days ago)
What most god fearing people forget, is that the bible has been altered over & over again in the past 2000 years to suit different agenda's. It should now be considered nothing more than a poor novel
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What most god fearing people forget, is that the bible has been altered over & over again in the past 2000 years to suit different agenda's. It should now be considered nothing more than a poor novel
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Guest: (3209 days ago)
Latest comment: History books have been altered over and over again to suit different agendas. Doesn't mean they are "poor novels". You should be looking at the message in the Bible, and not get so hung up about how it got to be written.
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Latest comment: History books have been altered over and over again to suit different agendas. Doesn't mean they are "poor novels". You should be looking at the message in the Bible, and not get so hung up about how it got to be written.
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Guest: (3212 days ago)
It's not all he should have torn out of the bible. If we took out the parts in the bible that today's society generally deems repulsive, evil, cruel, wicked, malevolent and down right wrong, we'd be left with a few pamphlets of meaningless drivel along with 10 similar morals to live our lives by. It begs the question what good are 2000 year old neanderthal esque teachings in todays enlightened society?
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It's not all he should have torn out of the bible. If we took out the parts in the bible that today's society generally deems repulsive, evil, cruel, wicked, malevolent and down right wrong, we'd be left with a few pamphlets of meaningless drivel along with 10 similar morals to live our lives by. It begs the question what good are 2000 year old neanderthal esque teachings in todays enlightened society?
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