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Re: Bible versions (was Re: Subcreation and image [was: RE:Betreft:Re: Steg'swonderful .sig (and a)

From:alypius <krazyal@...>
Date:Friday, November 12, 1999, 0:02
>"Thomas R. Wier" wrote: >> Sure there are people like this, but I for one haven't ever >> met any. You just hear about these people, just like you >> just hear about Buchananites. (At least, *I* haven't met >> any like this) > >Hmm, I haven't actually spoken to any, but I have seen people with >bumper stickers that say something to the effect that the KJV is the >only correct version. No, wait, I have spoken with one of those people, >online. >
I have personally known some of these people in my time. Yes, they really exist. One of them tried to introduce a finer nuance into the belief by saying that the KJV "expresses God's will for the English-speaking peoples." So God has something different to say to people who speak other languages, eg Greek??? But, in other respects, they're just plain folks--they don't have gills or fangs or antennas growing out of their heads. And I don't think its any weirder than many people's unexamined beliefs in noble savages or blank slate babies or lysenkoism; to say nothing of astrology, reincarnation, or karma. ~alypius