Anglican Samizdat

May 20, 2009

Lost in translation

Filed under: Daft — David Jenkins @ 4:28 pm

For reasons that are not apparent to me this article:

Some of the few things that can still scandalise: Bible quotes
The fear appears to be that, in spite of the fact that the US was at war and embroiled in all the horror and mess that accompanies war, the last thing it could afford to do was offend those who are being bombed – or liberated. Could America’s standing in the Arab world be any lower? After this, I suppose Obama will have refine his ingratiation technique and bow to the Saudi King – even lower.

Saddam’s gruesome little tyranny was secular not religious so billing the Iraq war as a crusade, bible verses or not, does not hold water; the mixing of politics and religion is often a recipe for disaster, but those who are most prone to do it – the religious left – will be the noisiest critics of this discovery.

appears to have been translated into some other language, then back into English and re-emerges here:

Some of the not overflowing things that can in any case scandalise: Bible quotes
The cowardice appears to be that, in bitchiness despite of the information that the US was at warfare and embroiled in all the repugnance and around that accompanies warfare, the endure junk it could slacken off on d See to do was embarrass those who are being bombed – or liberated.

The rare junk is not the information that it happened – something that is in reality one mildly surprising – but the pother its disclosure is creating. Could America’s duration in the Arab in all respects be any farther down? After this, I as read Obama purpose be in latest thing hone his ingratiation procedure and curtsey to the Saudi King – equable farther down.

Saddam’s horrid scant dictatorship was terrene not meticulous so billing the Iraq warfare as a struggle with, bible verses or not, does not back water; the mixing of diplomacy and belief is many times a procedure disparage a brave against of cataclysm, but those who are most predisposed to do it – the meticulous left-wing – purpose be the noisiest critics of this disclosure.

I’m still trying to decide which I prefer, the bitchiness of the original or its Borat inspired replacement.



  1. I like the new version 🙂 You should try that with all your posts, they might be gobledegook, but it’s stylish gobledegook 😉

    Comment by Peter — May 20, 2009 @ 5:49 pm

  2. That is one strange web site. Here’s their translation of Matthew 5:38-41:

    I reveal unto you, Love your enemies, justify them that weigh down you, do distinguished to them that dislike you, and offer a divine servicing on them which despitefully function you, and badger you; That ye may be the children of your Father which is in contentment: on he maketh his odds to upgrade on the treasonable and on the distinguished, and sendeth drizzle on the unbiased and on the unjust. most of all I participate in not in any MO known anyone that can persevere up to what Christ taught.

    Very sound teaching.

    Comment by Scott Gilbreath — May 21, 2009 @ 7:22 am

  3. Probably the result of running it through an Indaba group.

    Comment by John K — May 21, 2009 @ 12:04 pm

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