Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Conservapedia - Building a More "Conservative" Bible

From rightwingwatch.org:

It looks like Conservapedia, the conservative alternative to Wikipedia founded by Andy Schlafly, son of the Eagle Forum's Phyllis Schlafly, has undertaken a new project - making a more conservative Bible [including]:

• Framework against Liberal Bias: providing a strong framework that enables a thought-for-thought translation without corruption by liberal bias

• Exclude Later-Inserted Liberal Passages: excluding the later-inserted liberal passages that are not authentic, such as the adulteress story

• Express Free Market Parables; explaining the numerous economic parables with their full free-market meaning

Also - the word Pharisees will be replaced by the word Intellectuals.

A quick definition search of the word Pharisee includes:

A Jewish political party and school of thought that flourished during the Second Temple Era (536 BCE–70 CE)

pharisee - a self-righteous or sanctimonious person
pharisee - a member of an ancient Jewish sect noted for strict obedience to Jewish traditions

a religious group in Judaism at the time of Jesus which stood in high esteem as scribes. Due to their negative representation in the New Testament became an expression for pedantry and bigotry. [From the Golden Chalice - Barrabas]

"Holy ones" - developed a complex oral tradition of interpretations of the Law. (42): More popular sect. ...

The Pharisee were members of a strict traditionalist Jewish sect that was determined to uphold Hebrew law and ritual in everyday life. The name is Hebrew for 'interpreter'.

Whereas Intellectual means:

An intellectual (from the adjective meaning "involving thought and reason") is a person who uses his or her intelligence and analytical thinking, either in a profession capacity, or for personal reasons.

of or associated with or requiring the use of the mind; "intellectual problems"; "the triumph of the rational over the animal side of man"
a person who uses the mind creatively
cerebral: involving intelligence rather than emotions or instinct; "a cerebral approach to the problem"; "cerebral drama"

The conservatives responsible for these actions are not intellectuals (being motivated by negative emotions and not reason) - and unfortunately they don't understand that it would be an asset for them if they were.

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