God's rocks (was: Re: Good books generally)

Tue Feb 25 10:21:01 PST 2003

On Tue, 25 Feb 2003, Casey Rousseau wrote:

@> > Actually, the King James version is more fun, as usual:
@> Mileage varies, but I do note the added benefit of the phrase 'foolish and
@> hurtful lusts' which gives it good points for this particular exercise.  As
@> literature, the KJV is beautiful.  As a translation of Scripture it is
@> somewhat flawed.  Or rather, it was state of the art 400 years ago in
@> England before the advent of good biblical scholarship and recent
@> archeological finds.  It just doesn't do much for this particular modern
@> Christian.

Generally speaking, the KJV is useful if you want to have neat quotes to
put somewhere, and the NIV is useful if you actually want to have a set of
church dogmae.