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LINK 400-year-old Bible stolen from US found in Netherlands

This should put the Notre Dame fire into perspective. The FBI was actually using taxpayer dollars, a LOT of those dollars, to hunt down a Bible. Not a national treasure, not a symbol of America, not even the Bible or one of the Bibles that came over on the Mayflower. A Bible like the one that came over on the Mayflower. "This Bible is more than a piece of evidence. It's an important artifact of religious significance to people of many faiths." I'm guessing someone doesn't understand that Bibles are only important to one religion. smh

SeaGreenEyez 8 Apr 26

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So they found "The Goat herders manual to the Galaxy" then.

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The FBI wasn't just chasing 1 Bible, but 300 rare books and other artifacts valued at around $8 million. All were embezzled by a former library employee in cahoots with a rare book dealer. That makes the investigation justifiable, I would say. They recovered 17 other books and nearly 300 other artifacts so far. I'm sure they regarded the Geneva Bible as just another rare and valuable book. I doubt they care that it happens to be a Bible.

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I kind of like this Bible due to it being really weird, I mean the Bible is weird but this one takes the cake.

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Thanks for the citation. It is very fascinating indeed.

That is wicked cool. Did you see the disclaimer at the beginning? Not to be confused with The Satanic Bible. I dunno, little details interest me. πŸ˜›

@SeaGreenEyez I did, as a matter of fact it kind of stands out. I love the legend about it.

This is just one of the millions of things I never came across before. Fascinating backstory and a beautifully rendered book, containing more than just the mythology.

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What people will do for religious reasons...a Bible no less! While 100s of are children separated by border patrol, from their parents...are lost!

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What a waste of money to reclaim a book of lies

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They want to wave one around and claim that it miraculously survived the fire.
I'm kind of shocked they don't just plant one like they do guns on unarmed people that they shoot here.

I thought that. Just Bible-double it. I seriously doubt there's a Christian in America that would know the difference.

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Well, one religion with a zillion flavors, each of which detests the other flavors. That's in the book, too.

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I'm sorry but I have no problems with securing books and other cultural items for history. Hold onto your history for as long as you can and cherish it. Learn from it, get beyond it. Those books are not man's problem.

That's not the point. They're ONLY proud of finding that Bible. There's not much even stated about anything else.

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Keep in mind that they were not just looking for this bible but for many other artifacts. I hope other items are found.

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This bullshit really pisses me off.
What a waste of taxpayer dollars.

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Didn’t I see a meme calling the bible a goat herders’ manual for understanding the universe?

Well, of course! How could it be otherwise...yet what mystery is ascribed to it!
I have to admit to being impressed by the author of Matthew, though...he/she understood the good possible in human nature, even if it did end up being couched in Do This or Else terms.

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I agree it's worth the effort to recover...if we are to indict religion, we need not only to point out the lack of real evidence, but also cite the confusing argot of their holy book.

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When people start worrying about what 400 year old books we should and should not protect/recover that are in our libraries, that's the slope to censorship, burning books, and more.
I don't care if it was a 400 year old nursery rhyme book, the Quran, or satanic verse. It is an artifact that was in our library.

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Stupid

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I would like to know if it shows more of the wordage changes that have been made to that supposed word of "god".

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It’s an old book and very valuable. The FBI is correct to track down the 300+ artifacts that were stolen.

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Religious people misunderstand denomination to mean the same thing as a separate faith. This explains the centuries of violence between the Catholics and the Protestants, the Sunni and the Shia, Notre Dame fans and everybody (Just kidding!!! Sheesh....)...

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Antiquarian book thieves are just the modern version of tomb robbers.

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I see no problem using tax dollars to find stolen property.

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Fuck The Bible. Hate porn is a dime a dozen.

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What I like about the Bible is that you get to hold in your hand the thoughts and aspirations of a people from 2,500 years ago. If you read one printed a few centuries ago, you get the flavour of how those people felt about this very special book.

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WTF?

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