No, I am not kidding: the faux rednecks of Duck Dynasty are selling their own modified and “improved” Bible. From the article:
In October, the world will be graced with “The Duck Commander Faith and Family Bible”–a King James translation of the Good Book that will, of course, include features about the family of fauxbillies.
Along with your daily dose of Duck-Jesus, you will find a number of extras, like “30 life-changing testimonials along with 125 ‘Set Your Sights’ features” from Robertson and son Alan–and if that’s not enough, the father and son duo will outline 52 whole reading plans!
As we all know, Duck Daddy claims to hold to a strictly literal reading of the Bible. Such being the case, I’d like to offer a few choice verses from said Holy Writ:
Revelation 22:18, King James Version:
For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book.
Matthew 6:5, King James Version:
And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.
And finally, Matthew 21:12, King James Version:
And Jesus went into the temple of God, and cast out all them that sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the moneychangers, and the seats of them that sold doves.
Kind of hard to see how an alleged biblical scholar could be ignorant of these three bits of scripture, you might say. And I’d agree with you. So Phillie and Willie and Co. are, deliberately and with malice aforethought, violating the teachings of their supposed Holy Book in multiple ways, all the while pretending to be holier than thou.
“Blasphemy” hardly begins to cover it.