Anglican Samizdat

February 18, 2009

No more standing on the Word

Filed under: Christianity,Islam — David Jenkins @ 4:16 pm
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If librarians have their way:

Librarians are being told to move the Bible to the top shelf to avoid giving offence to followers of Islam.

Muslims have complained of finding the Koran on lower shelves, saying it should be put above commonplace things.

So officials have responded with guidance, backed by ministers, that all holy books should be treated equally and go on the top shelf together.

Tyndale translated the Bible into the vulgar – or common – tongue  so that common people  would be able to understand it: it really is God’s word and exists to speak to commoners, not be above them.

The Koran should be put way above common things, though; preferably in the attic out of harm’s way.

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