Tuesday, March 06, 2012

The New "Love" Bible

So I am "writing" a new version of the bible that takes the "Love is God" statement literally. I replace the the words God, Jesus, Lord, etc with the word "Love". I think in most ways it gives us a much more true view of what the bible is about. Here is my first re-translation of Matthew 1 18-24 (the first book I picked randomly-Matthew 1-17 is genealogy, so it doesn't really pertain as well) : what do you think?

Even the parts that sound weird are pretty cool...

Joseph Accepts Love as His Son
 18 This is how the birth of Love the Messiah came about[d]: His mother Mary was pledged to be married to Joseph, but before they came together, she was found to be pregnant through the Holy Spirit. 19 Because Joseph her husband was faithful to the law, and yet[e] did not want to expose her to public disgrace, he had in mind to divorce her quietly.
 20 But after he had considered this, an angel of the Love appeared to him in a dream and said, “Joseph son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary home as your wife, because what is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. 21 She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Love,[f] because he will save his people from their sins.”
 22 All this took place to fulfill what the Love had said through the prophet: 23 “The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel”[g] (which means “Love with us”).
 24 When Joseph woke up, he did what the angel of the Love had commanded him and took Mary home as his wife. 25 But he did not consummate their marriage until she gave birth to a son. And he gave him the name Love.

1 comment:

Tina said...

Absolutely beautiful!