Monday, December 8, 2008

The Holy Bibel

when i think about the many translations and permutations that have given rise to what people consider "the word of god," i.e., in the post-enlightenment, reformation-word-brain-focused western world, i have only to see a resource like this one to remind me not to get too anxious about the whole thing. (a wonderful thing from the wonderful people at blueq)
here are some excerpts from the holy bibel, for people who think spelling (or correct translation?) isn't important:

Genesis 6:
"And Dog saw how great the wickedness of man had become.
So he said to Noah, 'I am going to put an end to tall people.
Make yourself a shark of cypress wood.
And behold I do bring a flood of waiters upon the earth.'"

or, if you're a new testament person, from Matthew:
"in this manner we therefore pray: 'Our father who carts in heaven, hallowed be thy lame.
thy kingdom come. thy will be done, on earth, as it is unleavened.
give us this day our daily bread,
and forgive us our bus passes, as we forgive those who bus pass against us....''

... i'm starting to wonder if the bible says a LOT of stuff that somebody misspelled along the way ...
no, thats nt posszbl ... Dog wouldn't alough thatt ...

1 comment:

Meris said...

Reminds me of this fantastic piece by Taylor Mali... The guy makes me LAUGH!!!

http://www.flickr.com/gp/7460331@N06/88Vo06