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    Thumbs down Two New Bibles Preach A Hip, Eco-Friendly Gospel

    WTF is this???

    Two new Bibles targeting a young, hip even secular audience are hitting bookstores. One is a slick, illustrated version of the New Testament; the other is an environmentally friendly edition that takes advantage of the popularity of the green movement.
    If you didn't know this was a Bible you might think The Book was a "goth" magazine, or perhaps something you'd find in a doctor's office. The front cover is a close-up of a translucent green eye, caked with black makeup and staring eerily from the page. On the back is a photo of a faceless figure wearing a black hooded sweat shirt.
    Two New Bibles Preach A Hip, Eco-Friendly Gospel : NPR



    Back in the day these wretched pieces of shit would've been used more properly as fuel for burning heretics!

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    The history of the printed word is an economic history..... you actually think there's integrity? or supposed to be?

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    This guy is a new voice ( to me ) in conservative circles, and he makes more sense than a lot of the "old guard" do. Richard Cizik - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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    Jesus wants YOU to buy a hybrid!


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    Jesus himself would like to buy a hybrid!

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    I don't see how this kind of thing is that different from all the pagan holidays that have been absorbed and revamped by the church.

    Also, we are charged with guardianship of the earth and part of the Old Testament law includes instructions for letting the fields lie fallow every seven years, which might indicate, without too much of a stretch, that God cares about the land, even if only as a support to the people.
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    I'm not really seeing anything terribly wrong with these Bibles. I think it's silly to buy a Bible that has passages pertaining to the keeping of the Earth highlighted in green, but I'm not into the whole "green" fad to begin with.

    Coffee table books do end up getting read an awful lot, simply due to being there. People are bored, open it, read it. If the goal is to make the Bible more accessible, more beautiful, and easier to get in touch with without changing the core message, I think it's fine.
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    Why would this be offensive? It's just the Bible in a couple new forms. It's not as if the Bible hasn't been modernized/made more relevant before.
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    Lol, just lol.
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    Do these new Bibles contradict the New Testament or are they compatible with it? I can see why a Christian would get offended if it was the former.

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