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Jan
24
comment Non-Christian/secular translation of the Bible?
Not to respond to the obvious with the obvious, but a translation by Jewish scholars wouldn't meet the "secular" qualification of my question.
Jan
24
comment Non-Christian/secular translation of the Bible?
@DJClayworth, true. Hence why I said that in my question. I'm just looking to study by juxtaposition.
Jan
20
comment Reason for loving/worshiping Jesus
@El'endiaStarman, you removed SteelyDan's comment that Church of Christ, Scientist is an example. Is that not true? I believe his comment was: "'Significant' doesn't matter. I believe this as does Church of Christ, Scientist"
Jan
20
comment Non-Christian/secular translation of the Bible?
Wow @Affable. You continue to impress.
Jan
20
comment Non-Christian/secular translation of the Bible?
@DanAndrews, an etymological hurdle for both secular and Christian scholars.
Jan
20
comment Does being a Christian mean being a Bible literalist?
@RiverC, which saint? I believe it. Good pub story to have. Maybe I could turn it into a pickup line. :)
Jan
20
comment Non-Christian/secular translation of the Bible?
@PeterTurner, true that. "Hebrew sourced" w/o religious backing would be just great. Philologists and historians welcome.
Jan
20
comment Non-Christian/secular translation of the Bible?
Ohp, we edited at the same time. :)
Jan
20
comment Non-Christian/secular translation of the Bible?
Ron Maimon and @nickecarlo provided some insight on the Wikisource Translation. That translation seems incomplete and not at all thorough. +1 for a correct answer to my question, though I've edited the question now to specify that I'm looking for a rigorous translation.
Jan
20
comment Which denominations use the King James Version?
+1, I'd add to White's list that it's a more poetic read. Although according to David Daniell's "The Bible in English," the KJV scholars had to follow King James I instructions for conformance with the Church of England's ecclesiastic and episcopal agenda. <-- not a major upset for me.
Jan
20
comment What scholarship exists behind the WikiSource translation of the Bible?
No offense or fight. I just have to stand up for my beliefs. You're right the OP didn't ask for commentary on Wiki. So I didn't answer the OP. I commented on your answer to the OP, which does admonish Wiki in general. Either way, if anyone reads this far, I'd be surprised. :) You can have the final word...
Jan
20
comment Reason for loving/worshiping Jesus
no comment on law begets love begets law...?
Jan
20
comment Reason for loving/worshiping Jesus
@SteelyDan, I'm curious too. Maybe the non-Trinitarian ideas of pre-incarnation Christ as the eternal Logos. That would seem to demote the centrality of Jesus (the incarnation).
Jan
20
comment What scholarship exists behind the WikiSource translation of the Bible?
"I would steer clear of Wiki stuff." "My advice, don't take WIKI anything without a grain of salt." Those are the quotes I'm responding too. It matters what you think, but not what I think?
Jan
20
comment What scholarship exists behind the WikiSource translation of the Bible?
Many people are put off by Wikipedia articles that conflict with their beliefs. Too bad. Wikipedia is an enormous milestone. Despite popular opinion, Wikipedia is often shown to be as or more accurate than traditional encyclopedias. Wikipedia even discusses its own reliability on Wikipedia itself (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reliability_of_Wikipedia)! An institution that self-criticizes! If only we had that in religion.
Jan
20
comment What scholarship exists behind the WikiSource translation of the Bible?
I don't know the about Wiki Bible, but I disagree with general admonishments against "Wiki stuff." Ironically, you're posting on a QA site, whose structure is derived from Wiki.
Jan
19
comment Reason for loving/worshiping Jesus
...and also thank you for the link on "Worship." Those are much more palatable definitions than the definition I assumed.
Jan
19
comment Reason for loving/worshiping Jesus
thank you for your skillful answer. Interesting that the foremost law is to love God, which is the condition of obeying the same law. Thoughts? ... I like the last part of your post, as it answers my question most directly: reciprocate tremendous love with tremendous love (back to God & others). Intuited (to non-Christians & Christians) is that love is fundamental to the righteous life. One reason Christianity intrigues me, is that love of Jesus may lead to more love for others. Your last paragraph pointed to "how"--still required is faith & awareness of God's love (another post :)