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02/28/09
Oh, what an incredible parallel, and very apt and thought-provoking. A message I hadn't really thought about before - but it is so true! Excellent.
I was not aware that the original Brother Grimm tales were much more realistic in their depiction of life.

I like the parallel you presented here. We must not alter God's Word to fit our agenda.

I must admit that I do enjoy the Disney versions of these tales, but I must also admit that I would love to go and read the original Grimm tales too to see the differences.

Thanks for sharing!
03/03/09
You know I wasn't about to be guilty of not commenting on your story this week...:) I'm just joshin' ya.

Of course, your thread made me want to read your entry, however, I loved your entry and am commenting on it because it's very good.

The parallel between what's been done w/ the Grimm tales, and how some paraphrases water down the Word of God is superb. It's a sobering analogy that deserves to be brought to light.

Sometimes these "small" changes just go unnoticed until they are a fiber of our culture and society...like the Disney version of the Grimm tales.

Well done, sir.
03/03/09
This is one that I've read twice before commenting! :-) I remember being shocked in my German class years ago...when I learned that my favorite childhood stories had such dark beginnings. Now I am shocked when I visit churches that don't speak of hell and the need for Christ, because without truth many people will face an even darker ending. I like the pastor's wisdom and willingness to stand on truth. Good job!
I enjoyed your story. The attitudes and personalities of the characters were believable. The verses that came to mind are Matthew 5:18 and Revelation 22:18-19. Just two of the scripture pointing to the completeness of the Bible and warnings not to "tamper" with it. Your story could be well seen as a warning to us not to water down the Word of God, or to diminish its power. The Bible is God-breathed and good for all eternity. I appreciated your writing greatly.
wow! wow! I am totally speechless. Good job!
03/04/09
Bravo!!! The interaction between these two was so well written. The info about the Grimms is good, good stuff (I love Disney, but I totally get where he's coming from) and the Bible translation bend just had me up in arms. How could they? Did they try???? Great piece that had my mind stirred and my blood boiling.
03/04/09
Whoa! What an interesting story here. Kinda scary to think things may actually go in that sort of direction...especially after knowing the actual Grimm. fairy tales. You certainly did your research here and I'm glad I didn't miss this piece!
03/04/09
I have been preaching the unpopular truth for years. People don't want to believe that the scriptures have been watered down to mere mush. I congratulate you for taking my years of preaching and successfully putting in in 750 words or less.
Now, if only people will believe you.
03/04/09
I have been preaching the unpopular truth for years. People don't want to believe that the scriptures have been watered down to mere mush. I congratulate you for taking my years of preaching and successfully putting in in 750 words or less.
Now, if only people will believe you.
You chose a great way to present the message of how man is insidiously altering God's Word to make himself more comfortable. Bravo for your excellent writing.
03/05/09
Congratulations on your EC. I found this fascinating--and a little scary, as your new Bible translation seems all-too-close to reality.
03/05/09
Congrats on your EC with this well-written, "pulls-no-punches" entry!
03/05/09
This was fantastic! I love the steadfast character of the MC...so very well written! Congrats on your EC!
Loved reading this piece and learning of the ways we can turn things around to make them palatable while causing them to lose their true meaning as well. Congratulations on your EC placement. Well deserved indeed
03/05/09
Thankyou for this "truly" inspirational story. If the Bible doesn't stay true to it's Word, is it truly the Bible? Great writing. Congratulations on your EC.
03/05/09
Nice nice nice! I miss the "real" fairy tales that I grew up with, and I'm horrified at anyone doing the same kind of editing to the Holy Bible.