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Church in Wales inquiry after rector burns Bible pages (thought parts of KJV were hateful)
BBC ^ | 7/22/11

Posted on 07/22/2011 3:32:56 AM PDT by markomalley

The Church in Wales says it is investigating after a Gwynedd rector burnt some pages from the Bible.

The Reverend Geraint ap Iorwerth of St Peter ad Vincula Church, Pennal, also cut up pages from the King James Bible to create an artwork.

Unveiling it at a church event, he said it revealed a "cruel and vile God".

The Bishop of Bangor said: "Destroying parts of the Bible we don't like is disrespectful and will offend many people."

Mr ap Iorwerth told BBC Wales he had burnt scraps of cut up the passages at the public event because he had been making a statement as part of an art experiment.

He said he had had nothing but support from people at the church near Machynlleth, close to the Gwynedd-Powys border.

'Gobsmacked'

He revealed his controversial piece of art at an event to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the King James Bible.

He said: "I find it highly offensive that people would think I have given my life to serving that type of God and that I would regard the words of the King James Bible as sacred truth.

"I cut out all the nasty bits of that Bible, the language of which is being celebrated all over the place this year, because I don't think you can separate that language from the God it is representing.

"I was gobsmacked no programmes or articles are representing the cruelty, revenge and hatred of this version of God."

(Excerpt) Read more at bbc.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Current Events; Mainline Protestant
KEYWORDS: anglican; bible; formerlygreatbritain; kingjamesbible; kingjamesversion; kjv; kjvbible; oncegreatbritain; uk; wales

1 posted on 07/22/2011 3:33:00 AM PDT by markomalley
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To: markomalley

Geez. Probably possessed of a demon or liberalism.....what an ass.


2 posted on 07/22/2011 3:36:10 AM PDT by OilCanDan23
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To: markomalley
OK, I'm going to start a riot and go and burn things down in protest.
Allie Oxbar...
3 posted on 07/22/2011 3:38:25 AM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (I love how the FR spellchecker doesn't recognize the word "Obama")
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To: markomalley; bibletruth

wow.... just.... wow... this guy is a loony Anglican pastor..


4 posted on 07/22/2011 3:51:44 AM PDT by Cronos ( W Szczebrzeszynie chrzaszcz brzmi w trzcinie I Szczebrzeszyn z tego slynie.)
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To: markomalley

Anybody else here think that Wales needs to buy a vowel?


5 posted on 07/22/2011 3:53:52 AM PDT by 1raider1
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To: markomalley

IIf he thinks God is bad now wait until he spends eternity in hell.


6 posted on 07/22/2011 4:21:05 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: markomalley

What a hateful little sod.

Still, I’m willing to bet that this man (I can’t bring myself to call him a pastor, as a pastor must have respect for God) would never dream of burning a Koran. Oh no, that would be intolerant. Which really gets to the point and makes you wonder: liberals are tolerant of all religions save one. They find ways to rationalize this in their own minds, convincing themselves that we’re dominant and that we’re the hateful ones — as though casting the blame on us somehow makes them any less hypocritical.

One hopes that God will grant this man the grace to see how far he’s fallen prey to the wiles of the evil one and open his eyes before it is too late.


7 posted on 07/22/2011 4:23:58 AM PDT by MWS
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To: markomalley

2 Timothy 3:1 This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. 3:2 For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, 3:3 Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, 3:4 Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; 3:5 Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away. KJV


8 posted on 07/22/2011 4:34:17 AM PDT by PoloSec ( Believe how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again for our justification)
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To: PoloSec

The church is full of “Christians” who take this Jefferson Bible approach to the Word of God. They choose to rationalize and ignore scriptures they do not like, and walk in sin. What is sad, is that since they are church members and/or have leadership roles, they are completely deceived into believing they are doing God’s will.

Matthew 18:15-17 says how to deal with such people. I left a church due to a leader not being held accountable for sin, and I got “rebuked” for it.


9 posted on 07/22/2011 4:48:51 AM PDT by MikeSteelBe (Austrian Hitler was as the Halfrican Hitler does.)
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To: All; markomalley

Gee! And the media just happen to be there. Same media that has doubts every Christmas or Easter on the front pages. I wonder what possessed this people?


10 posted on 07/22/2011 4:51:20 AM PDT by johngrace
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To: markomalley

Martin Luther all over again.


11 posted on 07/22/2011 5:04:40 AM PDT by dangus
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To: markomalley

A cruel and vile God, huh? I suspect he ain’t seen nothing yet...woe unto those that call good evil!


12 posted on 07/22/2011 5:32:30 AM PDT by 762X51
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To: markomalley
"Destroying parts of the Bible we don't like is disrespectful and will offend many people."

I personally'd be a bit more worried about offending God. Just saying.

13 posted on 07/22/2011 5:35:16 AM PDT by nina0113
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To: markomalley
Really curious what parts he chose to desecrate?

Wonder if it was about certain mortal sins and the consequences of committing them?

14 posted on 07/22/2011 5:39:01 AM PDT by mware
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To: dangus

Thomas Jefferson did the same thing.


15 posted on 07/22/2011 5:47:31 AM PDT by MrsEmmaPeel (a government big enough to give you everything you want, is big enough to take everything you have)
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To: markomalley

Nancy Pelosi’s new pastor. A typical liberal.

“and if anyone takes away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part from the Book of Life, from the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.” Rev 22”19


16 posted on 07/22/2011 6:33:37 AM PDT by Bed_Zeppelin
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To: markomalley

Wow. Maybe instead of trashing the word of God, he should try a different translation. /sarc

This is disgusting. Why is he still in the Church if he thinks God is cruel and vile?

That said, I had a professor who used to tear out a page of an old (1960s at time) bible when she was making the point that it is a book and that we needed a bible for the course we could write in. I’m sure there are people who are offended by the fact I write in my Bibles (a lot) but I would NEVER EVER EVER cut out parts I don’t like or that make me uncomfortable (not that I can think of any atm).

I’m appalled at this behavior because of the motivation and what it represents, besides being an attention stunt.


17 posted on 07/22/2011 7:23:47 AM PDT by reaganaut (Ex-Mormon, now Christian - "I once was lost, but now am found; was blind but now I see")
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To: nina0113

I personally’d be a bit more worried about offending God.

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I don’t think this guy believes in Him.


18 posted on 07/22/2011 7:25:46 AM PDT by reaganaut (Ex-Mormon, now Christian - "I once was lost, but now am found; was blind but now I see")
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To: markomalley

Hmmm. Sounds like palaeo-/FReeper hero Thomas Jefferson.


19 posted on 07/22/2011 8:02:49 AM PDT by Zionist Conspirator (Ki-hagoy vehamamlakhah 'asher lo'-ya`avdukh yove'du; vehagoyim charov yecheravu.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks markomalley.
...also cut up pages from the King James Bible to create an artwork. Unveiling it at a church event, he said it revealed a "cruel and vile God".

20 posted on 07/22/2011 2:18:00 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Yes, as a matter of fact, it is that time again -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: MikeSteelBe
since they are church members and/or have leadership roles, they are completely deceived into believing they are doing God’s will.

There are legions of unbelievers in leadership roles.

21 posted on 07/22/2011 8:30:23 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Just once I'd like someone to call me 'Sir' without adding 'You're making a scene.' - Homer Simpson)
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To: markomalley
He revealed his controversial piece of art at an event to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the King James Bible.

So he "celebrated" the anniversary of the KJV by calling parts of it "offensive"??? On that logic, can I "celebrate" Earth day by clubbing a seal to death?

22 posted on 07/25/2011 7:46:14 AM PDT by Vanders9
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