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Old June 7th, 2007, 06:00 AM   #1
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Question Bible 2007?

Here`s a question that I`ve thought up recently...

Did anyone ever tried to rewrite Bible to accomodate for the modern ages within last century or two?

Think about it. Bible is two millenias outdated. Yet, it is supposed to perform about the same thing for humans, as OS for computers.

So how come there was no new patch, let alone new version of Bible for hell knows how long?

And here`s the most interesting problem. Bible is open-source, quite like Linux. And there are several 'brands' of Bible - and collinear systems; Qu`ran, Torah (Compare - Linux and collinear Unix & Solaris).

THe similarities are striking - even up to "holy wars" between users of different OSes.

So how come noone tried to write upgraded versions of Bible, Torah, Qu`ran to suit the modern accomodations?
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Old June 7th, 2007, 08:34 AM   #2
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because by definition they are perfect already, changing them would be admiting they are not the work of their gods.
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Old June 7th, 2007, 10:05 AM   #3
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Because people still want to be able to sell their children into slavery...
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Old June 7th, 2007, 11:05 AM   #4
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Because people still want to be able to sell their children into slavery...
and they still believe in talking donkeys. I always knew that Shrek wasn't made up!
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Old June 7th, 2007, 01:56 PM   #5
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The question still stands, though. Didn`t anyone attempted to upgrade Bible ever since?
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Old June 7th, 2007, 03:58 PM   #6
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The problem with religious texts is, that they cannot be updated. People who updated them are either claimed to be supernatural (New Testament) or touched by the supernatural (Book of Mormon). Both were updated versions of the Bible, but all they did was forming a new religion (Xtians from the former Jews and Mormons from the former Xtians).
Can't update, just forming a new religion.
So the Church of google and the FSM can also be considered as an 'updating'
But I wonder why nobody did a religion with more women rights yet (except ours of course)
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Old June 7th, 2007, 05:50 PM   #7
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But I wonder why nobody did a religion with more women rights yet (except ours of course)
Because it seems men still think they're better than women just because they have a kickstand.
o_o My god, I'm turning into my grandmother. -hugs random male-


But back to topic....I do agree that people wouldn't want to update the bible because of the whole 'it's perfect the way it is' deal, but I do think I would've been able to read it a whole lot easier if it used a more updated language. Maybe cut out a few things, like the umpteen pages naming all the descendants of one guy or another.
But yeah....does 'don't steal' sound better than 'thou shalt not steal'?
And if we looked at it in the 'history' lessons it had in there....There's not much left to be added. God doesn't seem to want to work 'miracles' today, except those stigma weirdos. So in that sense, it doesn't really need to be updated....
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It lacks the regulations on most aspects of modern life, while giving those on things so outdated, they are not in use anymore.

Frankly, I tend to think that christians would`ve benefitted better from advice on contraception then advice on slavery at the current time.
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I suppose that's true. I doubt anyone nowadays needs to know whether or not to stone a person to death....
But I've also seen some books before that have been labelled as 'answers to questions the bible couldn't answer' or something similar. It's basically someone taking the questions that people have now, like contraception, having sex before marriage, etc and answering them to the best of their knowledge by using the bible and their own mind....
I suppose such things would be useful in the bible, too. Maybe they should make some super bible where it has the old print, the new print, and the questions in some section afterwards....Might be huge, but it'd work.
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Things like 'no sex before marriage' were of course sensible for those times: no spreading of diseases and to protect women of unwanted pregnancies (they would've been lost without a husband). But those things are outdated now in the age of condoms. No reason for that anymore.
Also things like not eating pork. Pigs are even 'cleaner' animals than cows, but their meat goes toxic very easy when not refrigerated. So it made sense then, but outdated today. And so on...
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