‘Booty’ Kicked Out of Bible
Written by Pat's Papers | Wednesday, 2 March 2011 9:48 AM
The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops is kicking some booty…out of the Bible. Sick of hearing giggles from the pews, the Bishops decided “spoils of war” would be a more appropriate translation reports USA Today. The change is one of many that will appear in the New American Bible, due out on Ash Wednesday.
Some of the other changes:
•The word “holocaust,” now associated with World War II genocide, has been replaced by “burnt offering.”
•Proverbs 31:10, the ode to “The Ideal Wife,” is now a “Poem on the Woman of Worth.”
1970: When anyone wishes to bring a cereal offering to the Lord, his offering must consist of fine flour.
2011: When anyone brings a grain offering to the Lord, the offering must consist of bran flour.
1970: Happy the man who follows not the counsel of the wicked.
2011: Blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked.
Source: U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops
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