Oddly Enough Blog
News, but not the serious kind
Check it out. A new edition of the Bible, available tomorrow, is replacing words such as “booty” and “holocaust” to “better reflect modern understanding.”
I am not making this up.
“Holocaust” is being changed to “burnt offerings,” so that readers who are easily confused won’t think the Bible is talking about the 1940s Holocaust.
Among other changes, the word “booty,” which now has a sexual connotation, will become “spoils of war.”
Our FaithWorld Blog says this new edition is the outcome of a 17-year project by a committee. I like to think it took so long because the committee got really carried away making endless lists of other words for “booty.”