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12 February 2010 @ 10:11 pm
I'm a-readin' the bible!  
Sad to say, I really haven't actually sat down and read this thing before. It's a lot more fascinating than I ever knew. I mean, I'm not even through the first two chapters of Genesis and it's already provoked half an hour of discussion with Griffin.

Granted, it hasn't entirely been deep theological discussion. Half of it has been comparing God to the King of all Cosmos, after all.

Take the following conversation as an example of how our religious talks often go:

Griffin: The King of All Cosmos is the Japanese image of the Christian god!
Me: "And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat." Huh. "To you it shall be for meat"? I didn't know God spoke Engrish.
Griffin: See!? Jesus didn't die on the cross for our sins. He just didn't roll a big enough katamari!
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The Ronin Esper: amusedcmzero on February 15th, 2010 04:42 am (UTC)
King James Version is totally Engrish.

(In all seriousness, though, a more modern translation will be a less painful read. Try NIV or NRSV for more accuracy word-for-word, or NLT or Message for more accuracy in concepts.)