Island News — October 23, 2006

Taking Scissors to the Bible

“A new publication of the Bible by a Dutch organization could take a lot of the stress out of reading the Holy Book’s instructions for contemporary Christians, according to its publisher. That’s because those troublesome verses about justice for the poor, responsibility for the rich to address their neighbors’ needs, and all that talk about money, are gone. Not just edited out, cut out. … “‘Jesus was very inspiring for our inner health, but we don’t need to take his naïve remarks about money seriously. He didn’t study economics, obviously,’ said a Mr. De Rijke, the chairman of the foundation, in a news release obtained by ANS.”