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Subject: Secular bible
Date Posted: 4/15/2011 11:46 PM ET
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I was wondering if anyone has seen one of these and what you;r thoughts are on it. It is a bible with god and religion removed as I understand it.I think it might be interesting kind of a novel idea I'm sure some religious groups will be up in arms .

Date Posted: 4/17/2011 1:14 PM ET
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I haven't seen it.  I'm going to be using this Jewish Humanist Haggadah this Passover...probably similar kind of changes as you'd make to a secular bible.  http://www.eszter.com/Haggadah.pdf

Date Posted: 4/18/2011 5:50 PM ET
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Are you talking about the Jefferson Bible?  Thomas Jefferson edited a version of the Bible, he removed anything irrational (miracles etc), anything that offended his rational mind.

Date Posted: 4/19/2011 1:06 AM ET
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"The Good Book" – intended to serve as a secular Bible – focuses on ethics but not religion.  It is By A.C.Grayling

Date Posted: 4/21/2011 4:27 PM ET
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From the write up I saw on it is is based upon Humanist understandings.  Basically "be good to each other because that is the right thing to do".

Date Posted: 4/22/2011 12:06 AM ET
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Thants my way of thinking so it goes well gues I don't need a book to tell me what I already know thought someone else might be interested.