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Thread #165555 Message #3972417
Posted By: Senoufou
20-Jan-19 - 12:32 PM
Thread Name: BS: 12 and a spare, how many can you name?
Subject: RE: BS: 12 and a spare, how many can you name?
Hahaha! Indeed Jos. I never thought of Narnia!
We were always taught 'Our Father, Who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy Name...' in the late forties (just after the War)
The Bible too was always the King James version, and the Book of Common Prayer 1662 version.
Have to say, the modern versions do jar a bit on my old ears. I miss the beautiful language I knew. It's rather as if Shakespeare were to be rendered in Estuary English. 'The lady doth protest too much methinks' might come out as 'Tell 'er ter quit whingeing. Any twit can see she's guilty as hell!'
I reckon schoolchildren should be shown all the major religions so that they aren't ignorant about others' beliefs. But no-one has the right to ram a particular belief down their throats.
I'm always suspicious of fiercely fundamentalist, strictly correct people who condemn and judge, discriminate and reject. They exist in every type of religion, and I've no time for them.