Diss Is the Word of the Lord

Bibles try to get hip with a newfangled version for every niche in the market

Remember the temptation of Eve in Eden? Here's how it goes in one new version of Genesis. Eve: "Yeah, snake, I can eat of these trees, just not the tree of knowledge or the Almighty said I'd be knocked off." Snake: "Nah, sister, he's feeding you a line of bull. You won't die. The Almighty just knows that if you eat from the tree you'll be hipped to what's going down." Say what?

That snatch of conversation from Black Bible Chronicles is just one of many new attempts to make the Bible get with the program. One-third of American adults today...

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