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The Conservative Bible Retranslation Project is an attempt by Conservapedia's Andy Schlafly to "remove Liberal bias from the Bible". Andy Schlafly states that "The English translators of the King James Version had an inherent liberal bias and we at Conservapedia need to work as a team to remove this bias". In the project, unbanned and "trustworthy" Conservapedia editors rewrite the Bible in simple terms that Conservatives can understand and remove Biblical figures like Stephen Colbert but keep people such as Bill O'Reilly and Glenn Beck. The problem with the project is that the Bible already has a conservative bias and translations such as the NIV, though it also may use words to complex for conservatives. It has gained much criticism, even from radical Christians.

Does Andy really believe he understands the Bible better than anyone else? He and other Conservapedia Sysops don't always understand Christian humility. Could it be that Andy's trying to use the Bible for Conservative purposes and doesn't really believe it? Of course Andy believes the Bible, he's just helping everyone else to understand the Bible as he does.

HubrisEdit

hubris
-(n)- \ˈhyü-brəs\; Etymology: Greek hybris
exaggerated pride or self-confidence
also:
That which Andrew Schlafly Esq. has an overabundance of.

For an unsuccessful 47+ year old lawyer to decide to re-translate the Bible without knowledge of Greek or Aramaic or any other linguistic skills looks like the greatest display of hubristic over-assessment ever (this task is expected to reach completion by no later than 31st January 2009). Psychiatrists who work in hospitals are familiar with patients with even greater delusions of grandeur.

We exaggerate just a little sometimes.

It is believed that his next task will be to reconcile Relativity, Quantum mechanics, Gravity and the origin of the Universe by proving or disproving the existence of the Higgs boson better than CERN has yet done. The above proof will naturally determine conclusively that Young Earth Creationism and Intelligent design have to be true.

After that he might try to prove that he is the equal of God or Jesus.

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