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  1. #1 PETA: Don't call animals 'it' in the Bible 
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    Our always amusing friends at PETA are suggesting...

    PETA, the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, is calling for a more animal-friendly update to the Bible.
    The group is asking translators of the New International Version (NIV) to remove what it calls "speciesist" language and refer to animals as "he" or "she" instead of "it."
    The NIV is a popular translation of the Christian Bible. An updated translation was released this month. The translators said 95% of the 1984 translation remains the same. But the committee of scholars made a move to be more gender-inclusive in their translation into English from the original Hebrew and Greek texts. According to the Committee on Bible Translation's website:
    In general, much more often than not ... "People” and "humans” (and "human beings”) were widely used for Greek and Hebrew masculine forms referring to both men and women. ... "Ancestors” was regularly preferred to "forefathers” unless a specific, limited reference to the patriarchs or to another all-male group is intended.
    PETA is hoping the move toward greater gender inclusiveness will continue toward animals as well.
    “When the Bible moves toward inclusively in one area ... it wasn’t much of a stretch to suggest they move toward inclusively in this area," Bruce Friedrich, PETA's vice president for policy, told CNN.
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    Another attempt to water down the true meaning of the Bible
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    If God didn't want us to eat animals, he wouldn't of made them out of meat.
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    I still say someone should let a couple of hungry polar bears loose during the next peta convention.
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    Quote Originally Posted by obx View Post
    If God didn't want us to eat animals, he wouldn't of made them out of meat.
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    PETA has no credibility among the sane. They have been pwn'd so many times they have become a joke normal people tell at parties.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Articulate_Ape View Post
    PETA has no credibility among the sane. They have been pwn'd so many times they have become a joke normal people tell at parties.
    They are not taken seriously with legitimate zoological institutions. In fact, I believe in many places active PETA members are screened even as a volunteer, let alone an employee. They might have done some good in the foggy past, but at this point they're just troublemakers and a joke.
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    i've got a weird personal goal to eat as many different kinds of animals as i can. if i'm at a resturant and i see some sort of animal that i haven't tasted yet i must order it
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wei Wu Wei View Post
    i've got a weird personal goal to eat as many different kinds of animals as i can. if i'm at a resturant and i see some sort of animal that i haven't tasted yet i must order it
    I'm with you. If I've never eaten it, I always order it. God wants me to eat a least one portion of every tasty thing on the planet. :)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wei Wu Wei View Post
    i've got a weird personal goal to eat as many different kinds of animals as i can. if i'm at a resturant and i see some sort of animal that i haven't tasted yet i must order it
    OMG! The Earth has stopped! A wierd alternate universe has emerged!


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