An Atheist’s Telethon to Raise Money for a More Accessible Bible

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Jacob Fortin of The Good Atheist fame is working on translating (for lack of a better word) the Bible into regular human words that are compelling, funny, yet still aligned with the original texts. Here’s a preview:

In the beginning of everything that ever was, God created the heavens and the Earth. A boring, formless mass of liquid cloaked in darkness, the Earth had relatively low property value but tons of potential. The Spirit of God, hovering above it like a comic book villain, said “Let there be light” and the whole place lit up magically without any point of origin. To ensure this bright new creation would forever be different from the black void, the Creator named one of them ‘light’ and the other ‘darkness’. God saw what he had done, and needless to say, was extremely impressed with himself [I mean, wouldn’t you be?].

Awesome — the whole book of Genesis is ready to go and can be found here.

It’s wonderfully written and will feature some awesome original drawings by Fortin, too.

The book is due out in March, but he needs one more financial bump to get it out in time, so he’s doing what any of us would to raise a few bucks: Holding a telethon.

Read the Full Article at The Friendly Atheist.

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One Response to An Atheist’s Telethon to Raise Money for a More Accessible Bible

  1. atatakai says:

    Just as a point of contention, this project has already been done with the New Testament. The entire NT was translated into common ebonics. You doubt it? Research “Rappin’ With Jesus” where not only you will see that the book exists, it will also give you passages as examples.

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