Piers Morgan: Hey, let’s amend the Bible

posted at 9:01 am on December 27, 2012 by Ed Morrissey

And not just the Bible, but Piers Morgan wants to amend the Constitution, too. It’s a darn good thing that the CNN host needed work badly enough to emigrate to a place that he finds so disagreeable.  What did we ever do without him?

I have no issue with the concept of amending the Constitution — and neither did the founders, who accepted that it might prove flawed for later use.  That’s why they included the mechanisms for amending the foundational document of American law within it, mechanisms that have been used 17 times since the original passage of the Constitution.  We have even had one amendment repeal another (the 21st Amendment repealed the 18th).  If Morgan wants to press for an amendment repealing the Second Amendment in whole or in part, he just needs to convince two-thirds of both the House and Senate to pass it, and then get three-quarters of the states to ratify it. Have fun storming the castle!

His insistence on amending the Bible amuses more than it shocks, because it’s impossible to take Morgan seriously.  He’s needling Rick Warren, nothing more, and attempting to provoke him into a heated exchange. Warren is simply smarter than Morgan, and takes a pass.

If Morgan was serious, then it’s still less offensive than humorous, but the joke is on Morgan.  If you believe that the Bible is the unerring word of God, then you know that it’s absurd to suggest that it be “amended” based on the latest human fashion, which is what Warren explains.  God is, after all, unchangeable — or He wouldn’t be God at all. It would be equally absurd to think that anyone would base their faith on the amended product, a Gospel According To Piers, if you will, unless people decided that Piers is either God Himself or a new prophet, in which case he’d probably have a better gig.

And if you don’t think that the Bible is the unerring word of God … why would you care what’s in it at all?


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Somebody amend his visa.

Dongemaharu on December 27, 2012 at 9:03 AM

Morgan hasn’t been deported yet? That petition has been signed by over 75,000 people which is far more than watches his pathetic show.

Happy Nomad on December 27, 2012 at 9:04 AM

We don’t want him and the Brit’s don’t want him back. Can we get the Aussie’s to send him to Port Arthur?

TulsAmerican on December 27, 2012 at 9:04 AM

Both the bible and the Constitution were well intentioned, but they are Piers Morgan is basically, inherently flawed.”

Piers Morgan is an anti-West propagandist. Plays the tricks of the old Communists. Try to destroy the foundations of a society and then usher in big government (socialist/communist/fascist) control.

Sign the petition:
https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/deport-british-citizen-piers-morgan-attacking-2nd-amendment/prfh5zHD?utm_source=wh.gov&utm_medium=shorturl&utm_campaign=shorturl

albill on December 27, 2012 at 9:06 AM

I’m guessing Piers voted for Obama, even if he’s not a citizen.

Deano1952 on December 27, 2012 at 9:07 AM

There is a petition in Britain to try preventing us from sending him back. Seems the Brits don’t want him, either, for the scandals in which he was involved. Morgan was even fired for falsifying a story. Of course he’ll never be deported, but at last count there are 75,000 signatures.

It might not be much or have any effect, but the blowback should cool the jets of these media and celebrity liberals who think the own absolute moral authority over the rest of us.

Liam on December 27, 2012 at 9:07 AM

Morgan is a televised shock jock. I don’t think he’s capable of informed discussion so he throws out outlandish statements to put his guests on the defensive and hope it works out.

darwin on December 27, 2012 at 9:07 AM

Yeah whatever, Piers. You can take up your argument with the author of the Bible when you meet Him, and you can tell Him all about your ideas that are so much better than His. Good luck with that.

LissaKay on December 27, 2012 at 9:07 AM

As with every facet of their lives, Leftists don’t want to be held accountable to ANYONE, either temporal or Eternal. However, as Paul wrote, G_D will not be mocked.

With the site that has been created to express the desire to send Morgan back to England, I see that a site has been created by someone in the UK where people can express their desire that we keep him.

oldleprechaun on December 27, 2012 at 9:08 AM

And if you don’t think that the Bible is the unerring word of God … why would you care what’s in it at all?

Because, people like the effete Morgan, and some of our posters who will undoubtedly show up on this Thread, seem to spend an inordinate amount of time battling Someone whom they claim not to believe in.

kingsjester on December 27, 2012 at 9:08 AM

the Brit’s don’t want him back.

TulsAmerican on December 27, 2012 at 9:04 AM

Tough cookies! He’s their problem. He doesn’t have to go back to London but he shouldn’t be allowed to stay here.

Happy Nomad on December 27, 2012 at 9:09 AM

This twit is not the first to make that suggestion. Anyone who has a beef with part of it, but still wants to use the power of it, will try to amend it to their liking.

And then, someone else comes along …

OldEnglish on December 27, 2012 at 9:09 AM

His fifteen minutes are up.

Naturally Curly on December 27, 2012 at 9:10 AM

He is such a joke. What did Rick Warren say? I refuse to listen to the clip.

gophergirl on December 27, 2012 at 9:10 AM

This jackass needs to go back to where he come from . . . although I read that the Brits said it took them 35 years to get rid of him and they’d appreciate it if we not sent him back there.

rplat on December 27, 2012 at 9:10 AM

TulsAmerican on December 27, 2012 at 9:04 AM

Heck, no – we’re trying to clean the place up! :)

OldEnglish on December 27, 2012 at 9:11 AM

Because, people like the effete Morgan, and some of our posters who will undoubtedly show up on this Thread, seem to spend an inordinate amount of time battling Someone whom they claim not to believe in.

kingsjester on December 27, 2012 at 9:08 AM

That is the absurdity of such discussion. It isn’t enough that the so-called faithless don’t believe in God. They can’t live with the facts that others do and go to great lengths in their demands we accept their view as the only valid opinion.

Happy Nomad on December 27, 2012 at 9:11 AM

He is such a joke. What did Rick Warren say? I refuse to listen to the clip.

gophergirl on December 27, 2012 at 9:10 AM

I refuse to listen to Rick Warren after he so clearly supported the rat-eared wonder in 2008.

Happy Nomad on December 27, 2012 at 9:12 AM

Did I just hear Piss Morgan say that debate should always be curteous, respectful and not poisonous? He should take his own advice.

44Magnum on December 27, 2012 at 9:13 AM

Why do I get the impression that either Piers Morgan is hellbent for leather determined come hell or high water to deep-six his own career in broadcasting on an epic scale, or he is auditioning for a potential move to MSNBC?

pilamaye on December 27, 2012 at 9:13 AM

Morgan would flip if and scream like a banshee if someone like Rush said the Quran should be ‘amended’. I bet Morgan would be dropping four-letter words children shouldn’t hear throughout his rant, he’d be so livid.

Liam on December 27, 2012 at 9:13 AM

This guy will do anything for attention. Nice network you’ve joined, Tapper.

Blake on December 27, 2012 at 9:17 AM

Tax the living s!!t out of him.

docflash on December 27, 2012 at 9:17 AM

Warren is simply smarter than Morgan…

Replace “Warren” with most of Morgan’s guests.

BocaJuniors on December 27, 2012 at 9:17 AM

Tax Piers at 100%. Make him feel like he’s back home in the UK. Maybe he’ll self-deport, then.

totherightofthem on December 27, 2012 at 9:19 AM

If the bible is the inerrant word of God, why is there so much contradictory nonsense and things we know to be false?

Seven Seas on December 27, 2012 at 9:19 AM

This Piers person has a television show?

WhatSlushfund on December 27, 2012 at 9:20 AM

If the Brits don’t want him back, maybe Australia would take him. He might fit nicely in that lefty country.

Kissmygrits on December 27, 2012 at 9:22 AM

I don’t know why this reminds me of this Seinfeld episode:

[Elaine] “Is it a problem that I’m not really religious?”

[Puddy] “Not for me.”

[Elaine] “Why not?”

[Puddy] “I’m not the one going to hell.”

WisRich on December 27, 2012 at 9:23 AM

The anti-theists are already starting, trying to turn the thread into a religious fight when it’s about Piers Morgan. Please don’t indulge them trying to hijack us!

Liam on December 27, 2012 at 9:23 AM

Piers is trying to make up for his little boy hands, I think it bothers him.

Bishop on December 27, 2012 at 9:23 AM

hat is the absurdity of such discussion. It isn’t enough that the so-called faithless don’t believe in God. They can’t live with the facts that others do and go to great lengths in their demands we accept their view as the only valid opinion.

Happy Nomad on December 27, 2012 at 9:11 AM

That sounds like people on both sides of the argument. I know it is irritating that atheists have an opinion, but, look around. They don’t have a monopoly on this assininity of the pharasees. Look at the islamists, theidiots at that kansas church, the new black justice religions. Or for that, look at the mennonites, the baptists, the Catholics, the etc. There are people adhering to almost all religions and non-religions that are like this. Look at libruls, environmentalists.

Old Country Boy on December 27, 2012 at 9:26 AM

Kissmygrits on December 27, 2012 at 9:22 AM

Not a chance! We, too, have our standards – not many, but some! =)

OldEnglish on December 27, 2012 at 9:27 AM

Liberal churches have been doing exactly what he suggests. He and all those that deny will be on their knees one day explaining their disbelief to the very One who is the Word……….

crosshugger on December 27, 2012 at 9:27 AM

Help him, Jesus.

Ed Snyder on December 27, 2012 at 9:28 AM

The Peter Principle writ large, the man needs to go back to British public access TV.

Knott Buyinit on December 27, 2012 at 9:31 AM

If you want to have amended scriptures become a Mormon. Their OS is updated on a semi-regular basis; a lot like Microsoft.

Mojave Mark on December 27, 2012 at 9:32 AM

Is it no wonder Britain doesn’t want him back?

sadatoni on December 27, 2012 at 9:32 AM

If the bible is the inerrant word of God, why is there so much contradictory nonsense and things we know to be false?

Seven Seas on December 27, 2012 at 9:19 AM

Job 38, 39, 40 and Isaiah 55:8–9

LissaKay on December 27, 2012 at 9:34 AM

There are people adhering to almost all religions and non-religions that are like this. Look at libruls, environmentalists.

Old Country Boy on December 27, 2012 at 9:26 AM

I can’t believe you equated the Mennonites and Catholics with Westboro Baptist Church or the race industry!

And no, this isn’t one of those equations where we say that all people have equally valid views. You missed my point entirely. As a general statement, atheists are unwilling to abide by the fact that others do profess a faith. If they were tolerant, they wouldn’t be out their suing the living crap out of any institution that dares erect a nativity scene at Christmas. They object to voluntary prayer in school. They lie about what the Constitution really says about the separation of church and state. In short, they won’t be happy until church is the only place where you can even mention your faith.

There may be people of faith out there proselytizing for what they believe but that is far different than the way atheists demand society accept their views. And after last year where the atheist bastards here put a crucified Santa on the courthouse lawn as their
“holiday display” I haven’t bothered hiding my contempt.

Happy Nomad on December 27, 2012 at 9:38 AM

If the bible is the inerrant word of God, why is there so much contradictory nonsense and things we know to be false?

Seven Seas on December 27, 2012 at 9:19 AM

Job 38, 39, 40 and Isaiah 55:8–9

LissaKay on December 27, 2012 at 9:34 AM

The Blind can no more see than the deaf can hear. To those who are perishing, we are a dreadful smell of death and doom. But to those who are being saved, we are a life-giving perfume.

SWalker on December 27, 2012 at 9:38 AM

If the bible is the inerrant word of God, why is there so much contradictory nonsense and things we know to be false?

Seven Seas on December 27, 2012 at 9:19 AM

Job 38, 39, 40 and Isaiah 55:8–9

LissaKay on December 27, 2012 at 9:34 AM

To those who are perishing, we are a dreadful smell of death and doom. But to those who are being saved, we are a life-giving perfume

SWalker on December 27, 2012 at 9:39 AM

Because, people like the effete Morgan, and some of our posters who will undoubtedly show up on this Thread, seem to spend an inordinate amount of time battling Someone whom they claim not to believe in.

kingsjester on December 27, 2012 at 9:08 AM

I could care less what’s in the bible. Just like I don’t care about scientology’s writings, or mormonism, or islam, or any other “sacred texts.”

However, Piers Morgan pretends to be / is religious, which is why he “cares”

Timin203 on December 27, 2012 at 9:40 AM

I want to know how it goes for Piers when he calls for amending the Koran.

vityas on December 27, 2012 at 9:40 AM

And if you don’t think that the Bible is the unerring word of God … why would you care what’s in it at all?

Because many of those who do believe the Bible is the unerring word of God want to make unbelievers like me adhere to its bronze age morality.

chumpThreads on December 27, 2012 at 9:41 AM

It would be equally absurd to think that anyone would base their faith on the amended product

Hmmm… Have you ever looked at and compared all the differences and ways that all the plethora of “versions” and “translations” of the bible that modern Christians base their faith on? The Bibles we read today, the ways we interpret them, and the parts that we highlight and/or ignore have been “amended” for centuries, and people still base their faiths on them.

Genuine on December 27, 2012 at 9:41 AM

It’s statements like this, (Morgan’s), that leave even clear-thinking strict constitutionalist to consider amending the 1ST Amendment. Jesus did say it was the sinners that were in need of attention—not the pure of heart. But having liberals wishing to re-write history is nothing new. Amend away Mr. Morgan. Put your own words into God’s mouth—I double-dog dare you!

Rovin on December 27, 2012 at 9:41 AM

Is it no wonder Britain doesn’t want him back?

sadatoni on December 27, 2012 at 9:32 AM

Again, tough cookies! If they were willing to take Madonna and a fauxleberity to be named later, we can talk- otherwise I say deport him!

Happy Nomad on December 27, 2012 at 9:41 AM

Have you ever looked at and compared all the differences and ways that all the plethora of “versions” and “translations” of the bible that modern Christians base their faith on have been changed?

Fixed.

Genuine on December 27, 2012 at 9:43 AM

I so hate it when I’m right.

kingsjester on December 27, 2012 at 9:43 AM

Did I just hear Piss Morgan say that debate should always be curteous, respectful and not poisonous? He should take his own advice.

44Magnum on December 27, 2012 at 9:13 AM

yeah, I got a chuckle out of that. He just called the guy representing the NRA stupid and nonsensical… what a week ago?

If the bible is the inerrant word of God, why is there so much contradictory nonsense and things we know to be false?

Seven Seas on December 27, 2012 at 9:19 AM

Because religion requires faith and belief, and has never worried itself with facts or logic. Also, supersitious middle easterners from 2000 years ago didn’t have our access to information and human knowledge that we have today, so anything they wrote is going to be tinted with that lack of knowledge.

Timin203 on December 27, 2012 at 9:43 AM

Don’t watch the fool ever. Piers who?

racquetballer on December 27, 2012 at 9:44 AM

“inherently flawed.”

Yes, yes, you most certainly are. There is a cure for that.

Bmore on December 27, 2012 at 9:46 AM

I was not trying to equate any particular religion or non-religion to being either good or bad or to each other. I was giving examples of religions and non-religions that today, and through history, have either turned within themselves to the exclusivity of those who do not believe like them or who have currently, or in the past, tried to force their beliefs, involuntarily, onto others. All people have beliefs and opinions of some kind. It is those who are intolerant of competing beliefs (see anthropogenic global warming) who are the basis of my comparisons. See the SWalker “The Blind can no more see than the deaf can hear. To those who are perishing, we are a dreadful smell of death and doom. But to those who are being saved, we are a life-giving perfume.”

Old Country Boy on December 27, 2012 at 9:47 AM


Liberal churches have been doing exactly what he suggests.

Exactly. People edit, amend, and ignore the Bible all the time. It is, in fact, the default condition of mankind. Piers Morgan is simply another to make a buck off of it.

EA_MAN on December 27, 2012 at 9:48 AM

The Bibles we read today, the ways we interpret them, and the parts that we highlight and/or ignore have been “amended” for centuries, and people still base their faiths on them.

Genuine on December 27, 2012 at 9:41 AM

I agree with the spirit of this thought that there various versions and interpretations of scripture. I disagree that you can call it an amended product. One gets new and different insight about Scripture over time. The Bible passage you read as a child or in your twenties can say something totally different to you when you are in your fifties or sixties. That isn’t amending the word of God!

What Morgan is suggesting is editing God. That maybe we don’t need that whole “coveting” thing in the Ten Commandments.

Happy Nomad on December 27, 2012 at 9:48 AM

If the bible is the inerrant word of God, why is there so much contradictory nonsense and things we know to be false?

Seven Seas on December 27, 2012 at 9:19 AM

May I direct you to a brief and well-written series called: Gospel Hypothesis/Myth Hypothesis. Using Occam’s Razor it gives a really good answer to your question.

chumpThreads on December 27, 2012 at 9:49 AM

Old Country Boy on December 27, 2012 at 9:47 AM

So, you’ve never heard of “The Great Commission”?

Matthew 28:16-20

kingsjester on December 27, 2012 at 9:50 AM

Revelation 22:18-19

vcferlita on December 27, 2012 at 9:57 AM

Piers Morgan is just a little more “extreme” version of our average journalist.

He obviously doesn’t give any recognition to God, and he’s doing the bidding of those persons at the highest levels of an unordained world government (yeah, that link again).

listens2glenn on December 27, 2012 at 9:58 AM

Shock-jocking, the last phase before your show gets canceled…good riddance…

hillsoftx on December 27, 2012 at 9:58 AM

I agree with the spirit of this thought that there various versions and interpretations of scripture. I disagree that you can call it an amended product. One gets new and different insight about Scripture over time. The Bible passage you read as a child or in your twenties can say something totally different to you when you are in your fifties or sixties. That isn’t amending the word of God!
What Morgan is suggesting is editing God. That maybe we don’t need that whole “coveting” thing in the Ten Commandments.
Happy Nomad on December 27, 2012 at 9:48 AM

It is absolutely an amended product. You can file it away as new “insight” all you like, but the fact is it’s been altered, languages and emphasis’ changed. Parts ignored and given up as “from a different time” or before the “new covenant”. The Bible has been cherry picked and Christianity made mass consumable, over looking the darker dingier parts. It’s been bastardized into a liberal feel good movie about peace love and harmony. It HAS been amended.

Genuine on December 27, 2012 at 9:59 AM

Eh, every liberal thinks they’re smarter than everyone else in the room, plus everyone who ever lived. That’s what a 106 IQ does to you.

JeremiahJohnson on December 27, 2012 at 10:01 AM

Believe this: Piers Morgan is not an anomoly. Need proof? Just go to any active BBC message board and posit a position contrary to the Brit ‘group-think,’ and watch the long knives come out. Don’t get me wrong, I do enjoy pushing their many buttons, but it is chilling to find that almost all Brit posters share an almost Borg-like commonality of thought that is uniform in its dislike for all things American, and their disdain for our self-reliant, gun-centric culture. And scarier still, after slogging it out with these folks for the better part of an hour, the BBC went in and removed my posts, and sent me an email advising that any such similar posts may result in my banishment. And these posts contained no foul language, and no incitement to violence, so my assumption is that my support of our founding and culture, and our belief in the Second Amendment as a right inviolate, are what caused the BBC to yank my posts.

Trust me, Orwell was righter than any of us knew, and Piers is merely a poster child for the modern British leftist.

CaptFlood on December 27, 2012 at 10:01 AM

Maybe it’s ” Mad Dogs Are Englishmen ” .

Lucano on December 27, 2012 at 10:02 AM

Loser…

PatriotRider on December 27, 2012 at 10:02 AM

CaptFlood on December 27, 2012 at 10:01 AM

And, that is why Sharia is taking over the UK.

kingsjester on December 27, 2012 at 10:02 AM

I agree with the spirit of this thought that there various versions and interpretations of scripture. I disagree that you can call it an amended product.

Nonsense. The book of Mark was clearly amended by someone who added several verses that do not appear in earlier copies.

Happy Nomad on December 27, 2012 at 9:48 AM

chumpThreads on December 27, 2012 at 10:03 AM

Once God is dead, all things are possible.

WordsMatter on December 27, 2012 at 10:03 AM

So, you’ve never heard of “The Great Commission”? kingsjester on December 27, 2012 at 9:50 AM

Yes, but I always thought that referred to bringing the word and educating people who have never heard of the Christian religion and the word of God, not spending your time proselytizing others Christians and correcting your perception of their theological errors in the practice of that Christianity. In other words, go to Mongolia re Zaire, not Paducah.

This thread is supposed to be about the absurdity of amending the bible, as put forth by the national idiot, not an individual belief. The individual belief is what most evangelicals get hung up on.

Old Country Boy on December 27, 2012 at 10:04 AM

Morgan just proved 2 things: 1. He is very ignorant, & 2, He is not a Christian and is, at this point it seems, going to H@ll…

easyt65 on December 27, 2012 at 10:04 AM

Mr. Morgan is free to believe as he wishes about both the Constitution and the Bible. He is also free to go to hell.

mchristian on December 27, 2012 at 10:05 AM

What Morgan is suggesting is editing God. That maybe we don’t need that whole “coveting” thing in the Ten Commandments.
Happy Nomad on December 27, 2012 at 9:48 AM

In fact, that’s a perfect example, the ten commandments. The nice simple straightforward and consumable “ten commandments” you know are not actually the ten commandments, but the faith has been altered as such and people base their faith off of it.

The ten commandments as you know is simply what Moses came down and said began telling the people what god had told him. It’s not till a page or two later that the phrase “Ten commandments” is actually used and the Ten rules carved in stone and given to the world are NOT the ones you know, and many don’t even apply to life today.

Look it up. The “ten commandments” are NOT the real commandments, they come later and are ignored in favor of the more palatable version of Moses’ telling rather than god’s law that was actually laid down and referee to as such.

Genuine on December 27, 2012 at 10:05 AM

Old Country Boy on December 27, 2012 at 10:04 AM

The way you put it earlier, you seemed to be saying that Christians should not share their faith. I apologize, if that’s not what you meant.

kingsjester on December 27, 2012 at 10:06 AM

pilamaye on December 27, 2012 at 9:13 AM

Isn’t that redundant?

GWB on December 27, 2012 at 10:06 AM

this guy is such a crock that even Trump is laughing at him.

ted c on December 27, 2012 at 10:07 AM

In fact, Kingsjester, I have another few places where the missionaries can go to preach; that is if they truly believe in obtaining converts. How about Mecca, Medina, Jebal, or Islamabad, instead of 4th and Main or Costa Rica.

Old Country Boy on December 27, 2012 at 10:07 AM

Genuine on December 27, 2012 at 10:05 AM

Huh?

GWB on December 27, 2012 at 10:07 AM

If the bible is the inerrant word of God, why is there so much contradictory nonsense and things we know to be false?

Seven Seas on December 27, 2012 at 9:19 AM

.
May I direct you to a brief and well-written series called: Gospel Hypothesis/Myth Hypothesis. Using Occam’s Razor it gives a really good answer to your question.

chumpThreads on December 27, 2012 at 9:49 AM

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Why do you two (and the author at freethoughtblogs.com) believe the Bible has “contradictory nonsense and things we know to be false?”

listens2glenn on December 27, 2012 at 10:08 AM

Those founders were smart fellas. That Constitution is damned inconvenient for the fascists — as the fascists point out to us over and over. The guns. The speech. The religion. It’s like they could see the future, and the future was Zero.

Rational Thought on December 27, 2012 at 10:08 AM

Remarkable, isn’t it?

People like this Piers Morgan idiot, celebrities, people with access to huge sums of money, some earned, most given, are mostly Progressives, or outright socialists.

They have theirs.

They do not want anyone else to get theirs.

By any means necessary they will keep theirs.

By any means necessary they will prevent others from ever getting “theirs.”

Progressives and progressivism are manifestations of a mental disorder.

Plain and simple.

Morgan. Michael Moore. Soros. Just about any luminary in Hollywood or among the Democrat elite. Any socialist. All Progressives. Most Democrats.

Do we not have institutions and asylums?

If these Progressives were truly dedicated towards doing good…they’d be totally dedicated to personally “decreasing the surplus population” and leave the rest of us alone.

coldwarrior on December 27, 2012 at 10:10 AM

Because many of those who do believe the Bible is the unerring word of God want to make unbelievers like me adhere to its bronze age morality.

chumpThreads on December 27, 2012 at 9:41 AM

Ah yes, because it is so terrible to be told to not kill, steal, or have indiscriminate sex, eh?!
Nothing bad could happen because of doing things like these and others, right?! Gee, what a backward type of thinking this “morality” is, and good thing you are so enlightened.

Notice that God doesn’t say you WILL follow his commandments, like mindless automatons. You have a choice. As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.
Good luck with that other stuff.

Sterling Holobyte on December 27, 2012 at 10:10 AM

Why do you two (and the author at freethoughtblogs.com) believe the Bible has “contradictory nonsense and things we know to be false?”

listens2glenn on December 27, 2012 at 10:08 AM

Really, you should read the article, but start with this:

The Gospel Hypothesis implies that God’s Word ought to be perfect, since God is perfect. It ought to reflect a level of knowledge consistent with the perfect knowledge of its Author, and it ought to have the same timeless, unchanging perspective of an eternal deity. By contrast, the Myth Hypothesis implies a Bible that reflects its human origins, and records all the ignorance, superstition, and cultural biases of the people that produced it.

chumpThreads on December 27, 2012 at 10:12 AM

Old Country Boy on December 27, 2012 at 10:07 AM

How about the country formerly known as ? Or, perhaps, the old Soviet Union, or in the heart of China, or perhaps they could go teach in Kenya?

Oh, wait…Christians are already there….and a lot of other countries, as well.

kingsjester on December 27, 2012 at 10:12 AM

That’s the country formerly know as Burma.

kingsjester on December 27, 2012 at 10:14 AM

Is there a shortage of leftist fools in America, has the total of utterly hostile as well as ignorant left wing crazies diminished?
I assume Morgan came to our country because his type is a dime a dozen in an increasingly weak and fading nation.
But then, so is America, and Morgan is a product and example of the sickness.

arand on December 27, 2012 at 10:14 AM

Time for deportation

cmsinaz on December 27, 2012 at 10:14 AM

The ACTUAL 10 commandments from God, not Moses, what was actually put on the tablets and brought down the mountain, and the ONLY set of laws actually referred to as THE 10 commandments in the bible.

I. Thou shalt worship no other god.

II. Thou shalt make thee no molten gods.

III. The feast of unleavened bread thou shalt keep.

IV. Six days thou shalt work, but on the seventh day thou shalt rest.

V. Thou shalt observe the feast of weeks, of the firstfruits of wheat harvest,
and the feast of ingathering at the year’s end.

VI. Thrice in the year shall all your men children appear before the Lord God.

VII. Thou shalt not offer the blood of my sacrifice with leaven.

VIII. Neither shall the sacrifice of the feast of the passover be left unto the morning.

IX. The first of the firstfruits of thy land thou shalt bring unto the house of the LORD thy God.

X. Thou shalt not seethe a kid [ie, a young goat] in his mother’s milk.

So… Not “amended” you say?

Genuine on December 27, 2012 at 10:15 AM

Ah yes, because it is so terrible to be told to not kill, steal, or have indiscriminate sex, eh?!
Nothing bad could happen because of doing things like these and others, right?! Gee, what a backward type of thinking this “morality” is, and good thing you are so enlightened.

Notice that God doesn’t say you WILL follow his commandments, like mindless automatons. You have a choice. As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.
Good luck with that other stuff.

Sterling Holobyte on December 27, 2012 at 10:10 AM

How about getting the village together to stone people who don’t “stay holy on the sabbath” and, you know, work on sundays?

Or stoning children who fail to “obey thy father and mother”? Or how about we bring back slavery, since it was totally cool in the old testament?

Also, why do we not judge people who eat sea creatures without fins? That’s an abomination according to levidicus (right near “laying with a man as you would a woman”)… Or wearing clothes made of 2 different types of fibers?

What about all of the stuff about pigs being unsanitary and eating them being against gods will? All you bacon lovers are certainly going to hell.

But no, we don’t talk about THOSE parts of the bible, only the cherry picked stuff that allows us to judge others not ourselves.

Timin203 on December 27, 2012 at 10:15 AM

Nonsense. The book of Mark was clearly amended by someone who added several verses that do not appear in earlier copies.

chumpThreads on December 27, 2012 at 10:03 AM

Getting into a debate over the semantics over this is really pointless, isn’t it? At some point you believe or you don’t. Debates over scripture (including the clear contradictions like the two side-by-side descriptions of the Ark) are what the faithless do to “prove” their point that anybody who has faith is deluded.

I don’t care much about the various versions of the Bible but I do care about the message.

Happy Nomad on December 27, 2012 at 10:16 AM

So… Not “amended” you say?

Genuine on December 27, 2012 at 10:15 AM

So…please cite your source.

kingsjester on December 27, 2012 at 10:17 AM

I wonder what would have happened to the “Piers Morgans” in the time of the French Revolution?

We can wait a few years and find out!

HondaV65 on December 27, 2012 at 10:17 AM

Why is it that those who fear the Bible are so prone to live in a way that is a direct conflict of the simple message of the Bible? And demand we do likewise, as if to assuage their feelings of angst?

Is Christianity such a threat to the well-being of the world that it must be banned? Controlled? Amended?

Apparently that so-called religion of peace, Mohammedism, believes so.

And Progressives do as well.

With what would they replace the Bible? Christianity?

A set of government rules; government can give and take as it pleases?

A “religion” that extols and glorifies mere humans? Obama? Mao? Mohammed? Marx? Stalin? And requires others to dedicate their lives toward serving? In effect espousing slavery?

No, thank you.

In that sort of thing there is no such thing as hope, nor love.

No, thank you.

I’ll cling to my Bible.

Humans are most often grave disappointments.

coldwarrior on December 27, 2012 at 10:17 AM

Ironic that the man who says “The debate should always be respectful” is the same man who last week called an NRA representative “a stupid man” during their debate.

CVMA-Dredd on December 27, 2012 at 10:18 AM

coldwarrior on December 27, 2012 at 10:17 AM

Very nicely said. God bless.

kingsjester on December 27, 2012 at 10:19 AM

It seems to me that Morgan was joking. What is more irritating to me in this clip is how he talks up the importance of being respectful to those you disagree with. Wasn’t it Morgan who called a gun rights activist guest on his show “an incredibly stupid man,” etc.?

Anyway, I don’t see what is so surprising about Morgan’s facetious suggestion that the Bible be amended. Is it more surprising than the Jeffersonian Bible or the calls to expunge violent texts from the Islamic Koran?

bluegill on December 27, 2012 at 10:19 AM

But no, we don’t talk about THOSE parts of the bible, only the cherry picked stuff that allows us to judge others not ourselves.

Timin203 on December 27, 2012 at 10:15 AM

Thank you for proving the point that there is a certain contempt in modern society for anybody who dares declare the Bible the unerring holy word of God. You don’t have to believe but that doesn’t give you the right to be intolerant of those who do.

Happy Nomad on December 27, 2012 at 10:20 AM

kingsjester on December 27, 2012 at 9:50 AM

There are some Christians in most countries of this world. Some places are safer for proselytizing than others. Ain’t it amazing. I suspect there are more “missionaries” in Costa Rica than Saudi Arabia.

Old Country Boy on December 27, 2012 at 10:20 AM

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