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← UPDATED: Why I want all our children to read the King James Bible

DaisyD's Avatar Jump to comment 20 by DaisyD

You will not believe how many Christians have not read even a modern transation of the Bible, even among the deeply religious. I suppose that when one believes in things based on revelations, he doesn't see the need of a reference book.

I was 8 when I attempted to read the whole New International Version, and through Leviticus and Deuteronomy I was shocked to find out about all the detailed restrictions on food, sex and other things, and I thought there is no way for one to remain ”clean” in this day and age. I think it is perfectly fine to let children read the Bible as long as they are constantly reminded not to take everything at face value and to always ask for the rationale behind things.

Sun, 20 May 2012 02:47:32 UTC | #942340