Jesus isn't conservative enough for these folks, so instead of changing their views they're going to change Jesus's.
This is one reason, among many, to never take religion seriously.
"There's a little Italian proverb, 'Every translator is a traitor,'" Matera said. "Most Bible translations are usually done by a group of scholars, precisely so they can balance out each other. It's not something that everybody can do."
It has been rewritten and edited plenty of times that we know of, and we don't know how many times before the earliest copies we have. Yet the real dishonesty, is then to claim that opinions based on it have more authority than other peoples, because they come directly from god. So you see you can have your cake and eat it.
Given that the bible has always been rewritten to reflect the agendas of whomever has financed the rewrite (or translation), this should come as no surprise.
It's still going to be the same book of bullshit that it's always been.
It'll still be accepted as truth by those who want to believe it.
"...It's not something that everybody can do." EXACTLY. The only body that can do it is god. "her" words, people. not yours to change.
"The project, an online effort to create a Bible suitable for contemporary conservative sensibilities, claims Jesus' quote is a disputed addition abetted by liberal biblical scholars, even if it appears in some form in almost every translation of the Bible."
I saw an interesting post here (I believe) last week, it was about the actual dawning of the concept of liberalism. it is not even a thing at the time of bible codification. didn't exist until 19th/20th century as an idea. I don't recall the exact time line, but it is not even a concept in the time frame that they are reinventing.
Liberal professors are re-writing the bible by interpreting it? What? No - conservative sensibilities now trump the literal word of god, and you are re-writing the bible. this is extremely odd. i would think they would find themselves extremely controversial.