Monday, July 14, 2008

New Bible Translation Especially for Americans

A new revised American bible translation is in the works, intended for a specifically American audience.

The publishers released a sample concerning the passage "Blesed are the poor...".

In this new translation the verse goes: "Blessed are the struggling middle class of the wealthiest nation in history. Blessed are ye who have been squeezed and who can't afford a 2500-sq foot home."

Others, via Ham o' Bone:

"Blessed are the house flippers, for they will be bailed out.."

"Blessed are the sick who haven't saved a penny towards their inevitable health decline for they shall use their "Boom"ing strength to give themselves Universal Health Care."

2 comments:

William Luse said...

That's nice but you need to keep going. It's like you petered out or something. E.g., "Blessed are the self-sacrificing, ye who send over 700 billion dollars a year to oil rich foreign countries who hate your guts, for you shall cut off your nose to spite your face while committing economic hara-kiri...", etc.

TS said...

Yeah I was kind of ambivalent about the post, since some are hurting through no fault of their own.