May 23, 2009

Patriot Bible?


From our friend Bruce Prescott, this story about a publication of The American Patriot's Bible, (because their version is different than the commie version, I guess).
Greg Boyd, author of The Myth of a Christian Nation, also criticized the publication as "one of the most disturbing things I've ever witnessed coming from a Christian publishing house." In particular, Boyd objects to the mixing of nationalist war images with the Gospels.

"Most remarkably, each Gospel (The Good News of Jesus Christ!) opens with a picture that includes soldiers struggling to raise a flag under the words 'In God We Trust,'" noted Boyd, senior pastor of Woodland Hills Church in St. Paul, Minn. "When you consider the uniform and emphatic teaching of Christ and the New Testament authors that followers of Jesus are called to love and do good to our enemies, laying down our lives for them if necessary, this overt celebration of America's violent victories over our national enemies is absolutely stunning."
Not sure I can say how much this disgusts me.


Monk-in-Training said...

does the word "sacrilege" even cross their minds?

just wow.

steves said...

True...there is nothing that someone won't try to make a buck on.

leighton said...

It's the SBC publishing house. At least they're being honest and collecting images of all their gods in one place. Though I suspect Steve was right that this was primarily a marketing and fundraising decision.