Last night, Stephen Colbert addressed Conservapedia’s new plan to revise the Bible to eliminate “liberal bias”:
|The Colbert Report||Mon – Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c|
|Tip/Wag – Conservapedia, Louvre & Honda Unicycle|
If you missed out on hearing about the Conservative Bible Project, you’re not missing much other than bucketloads of lunacy. I mean, “revise the Bible,” is enough to know it has about as much merit as the Bible has to begin with. And check out these expected benefits of the project:
- mastery of the Bible, which is priceless
- mastery of the English language, which is valuable
- thorough understanding of the differences in Bible translations, particularly the historically important King James Version
- benefiting from activity that no public school would ever allow; a Conservative Bible could become a text for public school courses
- liberals will oppose this effort, but they will have to read the Bible to criticize this, and that will open their mind
It never gets old to say, “These people can convince themselves of anything.”
Well, in a stunt much more amusing than his original Wikipedia prank, Colbert challenged his viewers to add him to the new Conservative Bible.
In response, Conservapedia posted the following on their homepage:
Special message to the Colbert show watchers: do yourselves a favor and watch less television. Colbert and his advertisers want to make money off you, but you can accomplish some good instead by unplugging the TV. You could even pick up a Bible.
After all, why would we need to learn anything new or follow any current events, presented satirically or not? Everything we need to know is in the Bible… or at least whatever version of the Bible they come up with next.
I’m excited to see if Colbert responds to this retort tonight…