So apparently the Bible is way too liberal for some. The Conservative Bible Project is the inspired project of Conservapedia, that great resource of idiocy, backwardness, and general ignorance. They’ve decided the Bible needed to be expunged of the socialist elements, such as the use of: comrade, labor, and volunteer. They also want it to reflect their free market ideals:
Accept the Logic of Hell: applying logic with its full force and effect, as in not denying or downplaying the very real existence of Hell or the Devil.
Express Free Market Parables; explaining the numerous economic parables with their full free-market meaning
Obviously no one can stop these psychos from taking an already scary tome and editing all the peaceful and beneficial elements out of it. What we should do, on the other hand, is use this opportunity to show just how often religious manuals are manipulated and changed to fit the particular mores of the times. Conservatives have a gigantic hard-on for two things: Jesus and money, and so their Bible will be an eclectic mix of Adam Smith’s Wealth of Nations and Rush Limbaugh’s The Way Things Ought to Be.
Do we need to remind these guys that Jesus did not invent capitalism? I know they want to make greed their religion, but that shit is just getting totally out of control here. Can we all collectively agree these people are insane?