Thursday, October 14, 2004

okay so here's something else for today...

The English Bible: October 4 in literary historyOn this day in 1535 the first complete English translation of the Bible was printed in Z├╝rich, Switzerland. Not only is this book great literature (particularly the Old Testament narratives from the King James version) it is without a doubt the most influential single text in the history of the written English language. Biblical allusions are found in nearly every important writer's work from Chaucer and Shakespeare to Allen Ginsberg and William S. Burroughs. Like any great book, this one is subject to HUGE misinterpretation and corruption. It's been said (with good reason) that any point of view conceivable to man or woman can be justified with quotes from 'the good book.'

"The bible contains 6 admonishments to homosexuals and 362 to heterosexuals. This doesn't mean God doesn't love heterosexuals, it's just that they need more supervision." --Lynn Lavner


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