Using the “Jefferson Bible” as a wedge, the American Humanist Association revised the gospels of the Bible to fit their own philosophy of non-supernatural events to even explain the story of Jesus Christ.http://www.religionnews.com/2013/01/11/humanists-slice-and-dice-the-worlds-sacred-texts/
A writer of the Religious News Service also erroneously described Thomas Jefferson as “our second president” which demonstrated a lack of fact checking in the article. The second president was John Adams while Jefferson represented our third president.
The AHA sliced and diced the gospels based on their own anti-religious views and removed documented happenings from the Holy Scriptures if the reported happenings involving Jesus’ life could not be explained by their atheistic rationale.
The newly revised gospels according to the AHA eliminates the virgin birth, all divine healings of Jesus, raising anyone from the dead, or any other miraculous manifestation that could not be explained by the logic of the AHA. The ultimate miracle of Jesus resurrecting from the dead should also be voided by these humanistic realists.
The criticism as to why a humanistic group would want to revamp the Bible and the story of Jesus then give copies to Congress and President Barack Obama is a mystery. In their own publication the group also has a chapter called the “Humanist Manifesto” which includes a judgment on all the worst and best scriptures of many of the world religions according to them.
Besides some of the executive members of the AHA, the publication critical of the verses from the world religions included those submitted by non-religious high school and college students. It is unknown how well versed each of the contributors were to any particular religious teaching or if the critics’ sole motive for the “worst or best” verse ranking was simply they did not understand it.
The Hebrew Tanakh, the Quran, the Bhagavad Gita, Buddhist sutras, and the Book of Mormon along with the Holy Bible were the revered writings taken on by this self appointed group of pontificators.
Revisionism is a process where current day intellectuals will make judgment calls on what is true or untrue based on their own beliefs or opinions. Many theologians question the validity of making judgment calls of writings thousands of years after the fact.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Revisionism
Sam Rohrer of the Pennsylvania Pastors’ Network for evangelicals called the newly revised Jefferson Bible “just another way that a small minority of atheists is attempting to re-write American history, deny the existence of God, and build a society based solely on the humanist religion.”http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atheism
For a group that doesn’t believe in God or other religious organizations, the AHA is sure going through a lot of trouble attempting to regulate the religious thought of the world religions. The AHA is now conveying what verses are valid or invalid and rewriting Christianity to fit their own precepts.
The pomposity of their own religiosity knows no bounds.