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If the Bibull is the work and wurd of gohwD, what Man can say what is to be abridged for this Lite Version?


Call me a fat, mean, creaky cynic, but WTF-O, Rover?


Any of our resident apologists want to help 'splain to me what of the "inspired word of daLard" can be cut out and it still be "correct"?







Bible reading plan for busy people gets through Good Book in 24 hours




A new Bible version promises busy people they can read the whole

thing in just 24 hours.


That's one day for Genesis through Revelation, from Adam through the

last Amen.


The new "Light Speed Study Bible" combines a speed-reading approach

with a contemporary version to help readers make their way through

the Good Book.


The edition out this month from Broadman & Holman Publishers in

Nashville is among the latest tools for Bible readers in a culture

used to instant messaging and 30-second guarantees at drive-throughs.


The Light Speed Bible leaves out not a jot or a tittle (that's King

James Version language for the tiniest letter or mark) in Scriptures,

according to editor William Proctor of Vero Beach, Fla.


The edition is a quick read because of a technique that Proctor

explains in an introductory guide. The graduate of Harvard Law

School, who was a copy editor of the New York Times, said he created

the specialty Bible-reading program after teaching Bible studies.


The idea is to empower people to read every word of the Bible fast,

yes, but to understand it, too, Proctor said. He said studies show

that factual comprehension increases for readers using speed techniques.


Proctor said he has taught weekly Bible studies for 30 years and has

seen people get discouraged when they tried to read the entire Bible.

It's a formidable task.


"Most people read 200 to 250 words a minute. It takes them quite a

while to get through it," he said.


Bogging down


Readers tend to quit when they get to "the begats," the genealogy

sections, or books like Leviticus or Deuteronomy, Proctor said.


To help readers, Proctor underlined key verses in the Light Speed

Bible, which uses the Holman Christian Standard translation, and

inserted twice the usual subheads.


His plan has readers first scan a text at five seconds a page. Then

they go back and read mostly subheads and underlined words. Then they

return for a third go-over. He calls the steps Light Speed, Landmark

Speed and Learning Speed. Proctor aims for readers to reach 800 to

900 words per minute.


An optional fourth step is a meditative speed, Proctor said.


He said an irony of his version is that the introduction to the first

Holman edition quoted John Wesley's advice to read the Bible slowly.


The editor said he isn't trying to replace devotional reading. He

thinks getting through the whole Bible will enhance a reader's later study.


Proctor said he has seen the techniques work with a sixth-grader and

with adults as old as 90.




The publisher said an effective, accessible strategy for Bible

reading is desperately needed.


"The Bible is arguably the most-owned but least-read book in the

world, a disheartening observation for those who know that the

Scriptures can revolutionize lives and societies," the publisher said.


A Gallup poll found that only 25 percent of Americans reported having

read the entire Bible. Proctor suspects 25 percent is high.


Danny Gibson, young adult pastor of Calvary Assembly of God Church,

said he hasn't seen the Light Speed Bible, but he's interested.


The 18- to 39-year-olds he works with live in a "microwave society"

that's always in a hurry, he said.


The idea of speed-reading the Bible is appealing, as long as people

comprehend it and apply it, Gibson said.


"It's important that we do it, more than just read it," he said.


Gibson, 45, feels the need himself for speed and ease in Bible study.

He uses Bibles loaded on his laptop computer and his Palm Pilot, a

handheld computer device.


Broadman & Holman sells the 1,792-page Light Speed Bible for $19.97.

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I always wanted the Cliff Notes version of the Bible. It's finally here!


There's a shorter version:



God made sin

God made man

God made man sin (by trickery)



God made his son pay for mans sin

God took back payment


Paul (Romans):

Man claims he is free from sin, but keeps on sinning anyway.



God will confuse everyone if sin is payed or not in the end times

God will punish everyone that guessed wrong, and reward the few that guessed right

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Sounds like just more propaganda to get people to join the cult. Also, it looks to me like they're trying to eliminate questioning by not leaving the negative parts in for people to question, and trying to convince them that they don't need to read the real Bible. IMHO, it's similar to the Catholic church preaching in Latin because they didn't want the laypeople to read the Bible.


This should be a big red cult warning flag to anyone who is doubting.

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Agree with Amethysh.


Just think of the childrens bible, that won't tell the kids about the rapes, murders and atrocities done by God's people. No mention of God commanding them to murder babies and such.


A "Lite" version could be the same. Just skip the "questionable" parts, and you have the cozy, plush and fluffy version of the Bible.

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:lmao: This is absolutely priceless! For years I've listened to preachers getting pissed that the flock doesn't read their bibles. They've lamented the creation of "easier" and "shorter" bibles for some time. And now this! :lmao:


This is just too good.


On the one hand, if Christians actually read the WHOLE bible (as many preachers claim they want), then they will probably learn the truth and fall away. (Ask the Catholic church about THAT.) Educated, but apostates.


On the other hand, if Christians don't read (or read the Cliff Notes model bible), then they are more likely to remain deceived. Idiotic and useless, but loyal slaves.


Decisions, decisions! :funny:

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And it only runs $19.97! Slavery never came so cheap!!!

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Y'know, now that I think about it, THIS quick read through the bible may well explain why our Christian visitors are so fragging inept when it comes to biblical knowledge. That and the fact that they believe that Josh McDowell, C.S. Lewis and Lee Strobel have convincing arguments.


It's not wonder they fail so miserably to defend their faith.

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