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Jesus Correctith Himself

by Staff


Tags: Christianity, Religious Texts, ,

Knowing that the bible is perfect, don’t you think the writers must have had to go through a few drafts? And what about editors? The greatest story ever told must have needed some tweaks—clearing up an antecedent here, fixing a comma there.

Writing for McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, A.J. Packman presents a few first drafts of the parables of Jesus. Honestly, the stories aren’t always clear. But “It doesn't matter,” said Jesus. “The point is that God can get you free bread.”

Bennett Gordon

kathryn_1
5/3/2008 2:21:29 AM

Um you misspelled "correcteth"... Need an editor?


ricky barnes
4/30/2008 8:59:58 PM

"Perfect" is only ever a point of view. That the books included in the Christian bible and its "final" form have been edited is a matter of historical record. That it will continue to be revised and edited is practically a certainty. As I said, "perfect" is only a point of view and points of view change continually ... as they always have. http://rickybarnes1960.gaia.com/