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2013-05-13 12:44:58 AM
So THAT'S what Steve Gutenberg has been up to these days.  Figured the Stonecutters would find him a gig eventually.
 
2013-05-13 12:56:06 AM
Gutenberg:  The world's first intellectual material pirate.
 
2013-05-13 02:38:34 AM
Uh why?
 
2013-05-13 02:41:53 AM

cheap_thoughts: Uh why?


Everybody needs a hobby.
 
2013-05-13 05:34:30 AM
Illuminating.
 
2013-05-13 05:38:29 AM
Id' be impressed if he did it in braille.
 
2013-05-13 05:39:40 AM
You mean the distorted, inaccurate Bible in English, written for those too lazy to learn to read in Hebrew, Latin and Greek?
 
2013-05-13 05:41:16 AM
That's a hell of an accomplishment. I'm sure his children are proud.
 
2013-05-13 05:47:13 AM
And if he were to be paying attention while writing it, he, more than once, would have looked up and said "Now I know I wrote something that completely contradicts that..."
 
2013-05-13 05:47:18 AM
If he wanted to be a real Fark hero, he'd have handwritten a copy of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
 
2013-05-13 05:47:57 AM

Pointy Tail of Satan: You mean the distorted, inaccurate Bible in English, written for those too lazy to learn to read in Hebrew, Latin and Greek?


Latin? LOL.
 
2013-05-13 05:54:45 AM
He should have made it a choose-your-own-adventure book:

-> If you'd like Samson to smite the Philistines by tying 100 foxes together and setting them on fire, turn to page 117.

-> If you'd like Samson to go biblical on a pagan temple using the jawbone of an ass, turn to page 843.
 
2013-05-13 05:56:46 AM
"I wrote a script for a guy, and he said he liked it but he thought that I need to rewrite it. I said, Screw that, I'll just make a copy."
~Mitch
 
2013-05-13 05:58:07 AM

Pointy Tail of Satan: You mean the distorted, inaccurate Bible in English, written for those too lazy to learn to read in Hebrew, Latin and Greek?


I think they mean the Bible post Council of Nicea where they decided what was going to be in the Bible as we know it today, and what was going be considered non-canon.  A friend of my explained to me when I was in my teens (older family friend, not another teenager) that prior to the Council of Nicea the Christian Church actually believed in reincarnation.  The Council of Nicea ditched it because if your followers thought that they had another life, then they could screw around in this life and use the next one for a chance to get into Heaven.  Tell them that you have only one life and now they are determined to get into Heaven on their one and only chance.  He was also one of the first people to explain to me the possibility that Mary Magdaline wasn't a whore but a rather important woman in the church around the time of Christ.  The Council of Nicea purposely reduced her to a whore to keep women subservient.  Something that would be a bit difficult if the Bible explained that Christ had a woman who was as equal as the men in his company.  The Council also pretty much deleted everything from the holy texts that they didn't like or agreed with or could pretty much threaten their political standing.
 
2013-05-13 06:00:52 AM
Did he re-write it to make less or more sense?

/dnrtfa
 
2013-05-13 06:01:08 AM
so he chose the KJV, with all it's known translation errors
well whoop de doo

he should have made some stuff up and added it, to make it more interesting - like joseph smith junior did, about 200 years ago

/wonder if I'd get a news story about me, if I hand-copied out the 'Harry Potter' series?
 
2013-05-13 06:01:56 AM

furterfan: so he chose the KJV, with all it's known translation errors
well whoop de doo

he should have made some stuff up and added it, to make it more interesting - like joseph smith junior did, about 200 years ago

/wonder if I'd get a news story about me, if I hand-copied out the 'Harry Potter' series?


Probably, but I don't think it would be positive coverage.
 
2013-05-13 06:02:04 AM

miss diminutive: He should have made it a choose-your-own-adventure book:
-> If you'd like Samson to smite the Philistines by tying 100 foxes together and setting them on fire, turn to page 117.
-> If you'd like Samson to go biblical on a pagan temple using the jawbone of an ass, turn to page 843.


Did anyone watch the miniseries? ...that was the part that cheesed me off the most. Samson killed 1000 Philistines with that jawbone. ONE THOUSAND! I was expecting him to mow through guys like John Carter, but he only kills, like, four guys then runs away.

What the fark was that? Where's the carnage?!
 
2013-05-13 06:03:50 AM

miss diminutive: He should have made it a choose-your-own-adventure book:

-> If you'd like Samson to smite the Philistines by tying 100 foxes together and setting them on fire, turn to page 117.

-> If you'd like Samson to go biblical on a pagan temple using the jawbone of an ass, turn to page 843.


He could have had some real fun and in the section that talks about Noah and the flood, add in Bill Cosby's stand up special where he goes over that.  'And his neighbors asked: "Noah, what's with the Ark?"  and he answered with: "How long can you swim?", and when God pointed out that he had two male snakes and that he was going to have to get a female snake and get rid of the extra male snake, Noah ranted about not wanting to go into the Ark and the difficulties of identifying snake gender, and Noah refused.  God asked to Noah "How long can you swim?".'.

And if no one asked him if that was really in the Bible, he'd know that no one farking read what he wrote.
 
2013-05-13 06:07:53 AM

furterfan: so he chose the KJV, with all it's known translation errors
well whoop de doo

he should have made some stuff up and added it, to make it more interesting - like joseph smith junior did, about 200 years ago

/wonder if I'd get a news story about me, if I hand-copied out the 'Harry Potter' series?


The KJ bible is the one true version. From there it was translated into ancient greek and latin. Everyone knows God is an Englishman, and the time travelling escapades required to make that possible and errors thrown in to test the faithful (because god is a prankster) only serve to prove that fact.
 
2013-05-13 06:08:52 AM

Great Janitor: Pointy Tail of Satan: You mean the distorted, inaccurate Bible in English, written for those too lazy to learn to read in Hebrew, Latin and Greek?

I think they mean the Bible post Council of Nicea where they decided what was going to be in the Bible as we know it today, and what was going be considered non-canon.  A friend of my explained to me when I was in my teens (older family friend, not another teenager) that prior to the Council of Nicea the Christian Church actually believed in reincarnation.  The Council of Nicea ditched it because if your followers thought that they had another life, then they could screw around in this life and use the next one for a chance to get into Heaven.  Tell them that you have only one life and now they are determined to get into Heaven on their one and only chance.  He was also one of the first people to explain to me the possibility that Mary Magdaline wasn't a whore but a rather important woman in the church around the time of Christ.  The Council of Nicea purposely reduced her to a whore to keep women subservient.  Something that would be a bit difficult if the Bible explained that Christ had a woman who was as equal as the men in his company.   The Council also pretty much deleted everything from the holy texts that they didn't like or agreed with or could pretty much threaten their political standing.


While it's wonderful to have people in your life to educate you on things, did you bother to ever look any of this up? My wife just finished her first year of seminary and the amount of times during the week I find out that something someone once told me about the Bible turns out to blatantly false, is pretty interesting.
 
2013-05-13 06:12:08 AM
moments after inking the final two verses of the King James Bible.

So... not the actual bible then.  A translation of the bible that is viewed by modern religions as unacceptably inaccurate and dated, whose flaws stem mostly from rushed translation specifically resulting from the need to get something compatible with common printing presses at the time?

Even for a New York hipster, that's pretty hipster.  Even the intended irony is rendered pointless by context, making the irony of hand-copying something resulting entirely from the existence of the printing press itself ironic in that it stems from ignorance rather than slyness.

It's like a paradox in a white belt and plastic shades.
 
2013-05-13 06:14:06 AM

Ishkur: miss diminutive: He should have made it a choose-your-own-adventure book:
-> If you'd like Samson to smite the Philistines by tying 100 foxes together and setting them on fire, turn to page 117.
-> If you'd like Samson to go biblical on a pagan temple using the jawbone of an ass, turn to page 843.

Did anyone watch the miniseries? ...that was the part that cheesed me off the most. Samson killed 1000 Philistines with that jawbone. ONE THOUSAND! I was expecting him to mow through guys like John Carter, but he only kills, like, four guys then runs away.

What the fark was that? Where's the carnage?!


Exactly! Samson had had enough of those monkey fighting pagans in that Monday to Friday temple!
 
2013-05-13 06:15:04 AM
So something that used to be standard practice is now newsworthy? What's next?

----NEWS FLASH! Area man pays with cash at local market. Details at 11----
 
2013-05-13 06:19:16 AM
ULTIMATE TROLL: If he had timed it to be finished on the Mayan Apocolypse.
 
2013-05-13 06:20:28 AM
Saddam Hussein did it with his own blood... LIKE A BOSS!
 
2013-05-13 06:26:58 AM

Ishkur: miss diminutive: He should have made it a choose-your-own-adventure book:
-> If you'd like Samson to smite the Philistines by tying 100 foxes together and setting them on fire, turn to page 117.
-> If you'd like Samson to go biblical on a pagan temple using the jawbone of an ass, turn to page 843.

Did anyone watch the miniseries? ...that was the part that cheesed me off the most. Samson killed 1000 Philistines with that jawbone. ONE THOUSAND! I was expecting him to mow through guys like John Carter, but he only kills, like, four guys then runs away.

What the fark was that? Where's the carnage?!


Well, I wanted to see it for our family weekly popcorn and movie night thing we do, but my very Norwegian mom and grandma decided to be overly critical of "Vikings" instead. Glad I lost if there were no cool action scenes. They totally lied in the previews because my first thought was "Michael Bay is working for History Channel now?". No surprise about misleading previews/trailers, though.

Also, in the Vikings show, Odin was kind of creepy, which is how I've always pictured him in my head. Awesome.
 
2013-05-13 06:29:43 AM
The project was slowed by his health problems, including AIDS and anemia. The retired interior designer relies on two canes and leans on walls and furniture to get around his apartment near the Massachusetts border.

God loves everyone.
 
2013-05-13 06:30:42 AM

INeedAName: Great Janitor: Pointy Tail of Satan: You mean the distorted, inaccurate Bible in English, written for those too lazy to learn to read in Hebrew, Latin and Greek?

I think they mean the Bible post Council of Nicea where they decided what was going to be in the Bible as we know it today, and what was going be considered non-canon.  A friend of my explained to me when I was in my teens (older family friend, not another teenager) that prior to the Council of Nicea the Christian Church actually believed in reincarnation.  The Council of Nicea ditched it because if your followers thought that they had another life, then they could screw around in this life and use the next one for a chance to get into Heaven.  Tell them that you have only one life and now they are determined to get into Heaven on their one and only chance.  He was also one of the first people to explain to me the possibility that Mary Magdaline wasn't a whore but a rather important woman in the church around the time of Christ.  The Council of Nicea purposely reduced her to a whore to keep women subservient.  Something that would be a bit difficult if the Bible explained that Christ had a woman who was as equal as the men in his company.   The Council also pretty much deleted everything from the holy texts that they didn't like or agreed with or could pretty much threaten their political standing.

While it's wonderful to have people in your life to educate you on things, did you bother to ever look any of this up? My wife just finished her first year of seminary and the amount of times during the week I find out that something someone once told me about the Bible turns out to blatantly false, is pretty interesting.


I dunno about all that stuff above, but you do realize that nicea a was about Constantine cementing his rule as emperor right? He used Christianity to build an army, nice a was about keeping that army together and not turning against him.
Interesting side note, some dude named muhammed did the same thing a little bit later. Seems to have been a pretty effective strategy, those 2 armies are still fighting each other.
 
2013-05-13 06:35:32 AM

Jim_Callahan: moments after inking the final two verses of the King James Bible.

So... not the actual bible then.



There are people who believe that the KJV is the only "real" bible.   That god felt that the copies of the bibles that existed had too many mistakes and god divinely inspired those that did the KJV translation so that it was the new, perfect bible.    Gotta love how some people think.
 
2013-05-13 06:47:19 AM

miss diminutive: He should have made it a choose-your-own-adventure book:

-> If you'd like Samson to smite the Philistines by tying 100 foxes together and setting them on fire, turn to page 117.

-> If you'd like Samson to go biblical on a pagan temple using the jawbone of an ass, turn to page 843.


I think I love you.
 
2013-05-13 06:50:31 AM

Cucullen: INeedAName: Great Janitor: Pointy Tail of Satan: You mean the distorted, inaccurate Bible in English, written for those too lazy to learn to read in Hebrew, Latin and Greek?

I think they mean the Bible post Council of Nicea where they decided what was going to be in the Bible as we know it today, and what was going be considered non-canon.  A friend of my explained to me when I was in my teens (older family friend, not another teenager) that prior to the Council of Nicea the Christian Church actually believed in reincarnation.  The Council of Nicea ditched it because if your followers thought that they had another life, then they could screw around in this life and use the next one for a chance to get into Heaven.  Tell them that you have only one life and now they are determined to get into Heaven on their one and only chance.  He was also one of the first people to explain to me the possibility that Mary Magdaline wasn't a whore but a rather important woman in the church around the time of Christ.  The Council of Nicea purposely reduced her to a whore to keep women subservient.  Something that would be a bit difficult if the Bible explained that Christ had a woman who was as equal as the men in his company.   The Council also pretty much deleted everything from the holy texts that they didn't like or agreed with or could pretty much threaten their political standing.

While it's wonderful to have people in your life to educate you on things, did you bother to ever look any of this up? My wife just finished her first year of seminary and the amount of times during the week I find out that something someone once told me about the Bible turns out to blatantly false, is pretty interesting.

I dunno about all that stuff above, but you do realize that nicea a was about Constantine cementing his rule as emperor right? He used Christianity to build an army, nice a was about keeping that army together and not turning against him.
Interesting side note, some dude named muh ...


Translation of your post: 'I see you made a point of some sort, let me respond with a tangential comment that in no way reflects what you were talking about.'
 
2013-05-13 06:50:35 AM

cheap_thoughts: Uh why?

Because he's going to heaven, unlike you.
 
2013-05-13 06:52:42 AM
c/p


/done
 
2013-05-13 06:52:55 AM

INeedAName: My wife just finished her first year of seminary


Does your wife appreciate the passages in your book that give permission to kill your insolent child?
 
2013-05-13 06:54:39 AM

Slappy McLongstockings: INeedAName: My wife just finished her first year of seminary

Does your wife appreciate the passages in your book that give permission to kill your insolent child?


Her body, her choice.
 
2013-05-13 06:57:15 AM
godswillchurch.com
 
2013-05-13 06:57:33 AM

Slappy McLongstockings: INeedAName: My wife just finished her first year of seminary

Does your wife appreciate the passages in your book that give permission to kill your insolent child?


Those were typos.
 
2013-05-13 06:58:33 AM
Did he at least fix the bible?

/eleven--important number, prime number
 
2013-05-13 06:58:46 AM

Slappy McLongstockings: INeedAName: My wife just finished her first year of seminary

Does your wife appreciate the passages in your book that give permission to kill your insolent child?


Look, I don't mind getting credit for things I didn't do, but I'm pretty sure I didn't write the bible. And as for the 'omg you're a Christian so you MUST ascribe to everything written in the bible' argument, it's trite and overplayed. If you want to have a genuine, adult discussion, let me know.
 
2013-05-13 06:59:38 AM
I hate the big abuse of the definite article "the" in "the bible".   In English,  that means there's one, specific Bible...when we all know that there's a gazillion versions/translations/changes over time.  
It may sound pedantic, but its awn important bit of sloppy thinking that keeps people from remembering this.
 
2013-05-13 07:08:30 AM

INeedAName: And as for the 'omg you're a Christian so you MUST ascribe to everything written in the bible' argument, it's trite and overplayed. If you want to have a genuine, adult discussion, let me know.


Can your wife tell me what parts of your book NOT to believe in?  It's a large book and I only have so much time to read it over again.
 
2013-05-13 07:11:18 AM

Farabor: I hate the big abuse of the definite article "the" in "the bible".   In English,  that means there's one, specific Bible...when we all know that there's a gazillion versions/translations/changes over time.  
It may sound pedantic, but its awn important bit of sloppy thinking that keeps people from remembering this.


Not only that, but "bible" just means "collection" or "compendium".
 
2013-05-13 07:13:49 AM
Oh and BTW--when your wife stop using a book to justify her actions that have led to the death of thousands so she can feel better about her life and pretend that she will see her loved ones once she is dead herself, perhaps there is an adult conversation to be had.
 
2013-05-13 07:15:11 AM

Slappy McLongstockings: INeedAName: And as for the 'omg you're a Christian so you MUST ascribe to everything written in the bible' argument, it's trite and overplayed. If you want to have a genuine, adult discussion, let me know.

Can your wife tell me what parts of your book NOT to believe in?  It's a large book and I only have so much time to read it over again.


See that bold part again. I'll wait.
 
2013-05-13 07:17:35 AM
I like how literally the first two chapters of the bible contradict themselves.
 
2013-05-13 07:18:11 AM

Slappy McLongstockings: stop using a book to justify her actions that have led to the death of thousands


Wait, what book? This one?

cdn.uberreview.com
 
2013-05-13 07:18:12 AM
Everyone knows REAL holy books are bound in Human Skin and inked in human blood.
 
2013-05-13 07:18:29 AM

Slappy McLongstockings: Oh and BTW--when your wife stop using a book to justify her actions that have led to the death of thousands so she can feel better about her life and pretend that she will see her loved ones once she is dead herself, perhaps there is an adult conversation to be had.


That escalated quickly.
 
2013-05-13 07:20:18 AM

Oldiron_79: Everyone knows REAL holy books are bound in Human Skin and inked in human blood.


Only if you are a primitive screwhead.
 
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