A JEWISH group has demanded the Bible and the Koran have trigger warnings on them to highlight “anti-Semitic passages” in the holy texts. The European Jewish Congress (EJC), an umbrella body for Jewish groups, has produced a “catalogue of policies to combat antisemitism”. Several of the recommendations focus on passages in the Bible and Koran that have been used to promote hate against Jews. They are calling for the sacred scriptures to have warnings added to their introductions and margins. Some Bible passages, particularly in the Gospel of John, discus Jews in pejorative terms. Parts of the New Testament and the Koran seem to blame Jews for Jesus’s death, and there are several negative remarks in the Koran about some Jewish people. Most scholars agree that these passages should be seen as evidence of tensions between different groups that lived at the time, rather than as blanket statements about the Jewish people. But some say they have been exploited … [Read more...] about Jewish groups demand the Bible and Koran use ‘trigger warnings’ to highlight anti-Semitic passages in bid to combat attacks against Jews
THE US missionary who died trying to spread the gospel to a remote tribe on an island in the Indian Ocean had his Bible punctured by an arrow the day before he died. John Allen Chau was killed on North Sentinel Island last week after it's claimed he wanted to convert one of the world’s last uncontacted peoples to Christianity. The 27-year old was killed as soon as he stepped onto the shore of the secluded island for the second time. He kept a journal of his travels in which he recounts his remarkable first encounter with the reclusive Sentinelese. The day before he was killed, on November 15, Chau described his first meeting with the tribe in his journal. On his return that evening he wrote: “Well I've been shot by the Sentinelese, by a kid, probably about ten years old.” Chau brought gifts of fish and a football with him and had arranged to be dropped off by fishermen, who he would meet later at their boat. But when he arrived, he found a group of wary young … [Read more...] about US missionary’s chilling journal entries reveal killer tribe had already fired arrows into his Bible one day before his murder
By Charlotte Greenfield and Tom WestbrookPORT MORESBY (Reuters) - After world leaders jetted out of Papua New Guinea following the acrimonious end to the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit, Pacific nation leaders gathered at Australia's High Commission for kangaroo sausages and cold beer.gi The final function on Sunday in the capital Port Moresby followed a whirlwind of diplomacy for the leaders of the sparsely populated but strategically important Pacific.While they have been feted by both East and West in the build up to APEC, key issues affecting them - climate change and development - were largely sidelined at the summit by a war of words between the superpowers on trade policy.With both giants unyielding, APEC leaders failed to agree on a communique for the first time in the forum's history."Let them fight it out...those are the issues that concern them," Samoan Prime Minister Tuilaepa Aiono Sailele Malielegaoi told Reuters in an interview in Port Moresby."They … [Read more...] about At APEC, China, others woo Pacific with a boulevard, a Bible and a barbecue
ALOR SETAR 18 Nov. - Biar pun dibasahi hujan, ribuan umat Islam berhimpun di Masjid Sultanah Bahiyah dekat sini hari ini sebelum berarak hampir dua kilometer ke Wisma Darul Aman bagi menyatakan bantahan terhadap pengedaran risalah bible kepada umat Islam, baru-baru ini. Diketuai pengasas Skuad Badar, Azhar Mohamad, aktivis Semboyan 1Malaysia, Yusuf Azmi serta pendakwah bebas, Ahmad Husam Muhammad Baderudin, kalangan peserta himpunan tersebut turut melaungkan penentangan terhadap ratifikasi Konvensyen Antarabangsa Mengenai Penghapusan Segala Bentuk Diskriminasi Kaum (ICERD). Menurut Azhar, kesemua mereka yang mula berhimpun sejak pukul 8 pagi menuntut supaya kerajaan menerusi pihak berkuasa mengambil tindakan tegas terhadap pihak tidak bertanggungjawab yang didakwanya telah melanggar Perlembagaan Persekutuan. "Sebelum ini penyebaran bible dibuat di beberapa kawasan perumahan di Kota Kuala Muda tetapi hari ini kami mendapat maklumat kegiatan itu menular ke Baling pula. "Semua ini … [Read more...] about 3,000 berhimpun tentang edaran Bible, ICERD
Scientists create an algorithm to translate text into different literary styles of the Bible. Joel Shurkin, Contributor, Inside Science Updated 11:41 am PST, Thursday, November 15, 2018 FILE - In this Nov. 1960 file photo, U.S. novelist Ernest Hemingway attends a bullfight in Madrid, Spain. FILE - In this Nov. 1960 file photo, U.S. novelist Ernest Hemingway attends a bullfight in Madrid, Spain. Photo: Associated Press Photo: Associated Press Image 1 of / 54 Caption Close Image 1 of 54 FILE - In this Nov. 1960 file photo, U.S. novelist Ernest Hemingway attends a bullfight in Madrid, Spain. FILE - In this Nov. 1960 file photo, U.S. novelist Ernest Hemingway attends a bullfight in Madrid, Spain. Photo: Associated Press … [Read more...] about What if Ernest Hemingway wrote the Bible?