They gather in football stadiums by the thousands to pray for the country's salvation.They are God's frauds, cafeteria Christians who pick and choose which Bible verses they heed with less care than they exercise in selecting side orders for lunch.You can add PDFs, images, audio and video files, snapshots of web pages, and really anything else.
Newsweek's exploration here of the Bible's history and meaning is not intended to advance a particular theology or debate the existence of God. At best, we've all read a bad translation—a translation of translations of translations of hand-copied copies of copies of copies of copies, and on and on, hundreds of times.
Rather, it is designed to shine a light on a book that has been abused by people who claim to revere it but don't read it, in the process creating misery for others. About 400 years passed between the writing of the first Christian manuscripts and their compilation into the New Testament.
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They wave their Bibles at passersby, screaming their condemnations of homosexuals.
While there were professional scribes whose lives were dedicated to this grueling work, they did not start copying the letters and testaments about Jesus's time until centuries after they were written. These manuscripts were originally written in Koiné, or "common" Greek, and not all of the amateur copyists spoke the language or were even fully literate.
Some copied the script without understanding the words.
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It is only through accepting where the Bible comes from— and who put it together—that anyone can comprehend what history's most important book says and, just as important, what it does not say. There were no printing presses beforehand or until 1,000 years later.
There were no vacuum-sealed technologies to preserve paper for centuries.