Politically correct bible verses

You knew it was only a matter of time: the Church of England has revised the 23rd Psalm to be more kind and gentle. Ben Kepple has the gory details, plus some hilarious additional psalms for the modern seeker.

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2 comments

  1. Alan K. Henderson

    Good stuff. I am reminded of comic Mark Russell, whose political humor was occasionally broadcast on PBS back in the 1980s. PC-ifying the Bible was going on even back then.
    Russell pondered what the Lord-s prayer might look like: “Our Father/Mother, who art in Heaven/Valhalla/Salt Lake City…” He stopped there, but I can imagine what the rest might look like:
    Hallowed be Thy name.
    Thy kingdom/democracy/UN trusteeship come, Thy will be done on Earth/Mars/Vulcan as it is in Heaven/Valhalla/Salt Lake City.
    Give us this day our daily bread/salad/ ribeye steak.
    Forgive us our tresspasses/thefts/moving violations as we forgive those who tresspass on our property/steal our stuff/cut us off on the interstate.
    And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil/naughtiness/lapses in judgment.

  2. Sam

    Try not to act surprised. Various Christian churches have been going politically-correct in America for years. Now the Anglicans are doing it. You thought the Jesus Project and the Prayer of Jabez were just the begining, but there’s more.
    We’ve got prayers for everything now….getting out of jail,the price of stocks on the Internet, money problems, fear of terrorism. THe only kind of prayer we don’t have is for premature ejaculation, but I hear it’s coming quickly. (ba-dum-bum)
    I much say, I enjoyed the virtual Church of Fools….er, shipoffools.com better than PC Psalms. What’s next? Tibetan Buddhist prayer wheel programs on my computer? And if so, where can I download them?