I was just remembering a talk I had with a co-worker some time ago. He was telling my that if a person (me) reads any bible other than the King James Version, they will go to hell. When I asked where he learned this little bit of wisdom he told me about a study group at he church. It turned out that the pastor at this Baptist church endorsed this belief wholeheartedly. I then asked the next obvious question, “Why?”. His answer was that the KJV was the only version true to the original text. That is nothing was added or removed. He even have a double sided informational page with all the bad stuff added to the NIV that was not in his KJV.
All my life I read the NIV so I knew little about the King James. When I got home that night I did some research and the next day I presented my co-worker with 17 pages of information about the KJV. Including some things about King James himself and the apocrypha. Of course he never read any of it… The next day I asked him what he thought about the information I gathered. He promptly told me that he chucked it as soon as I left his sight.
Now I know that Hell is make believe as is the bible, but this is a nice example of closed minded non-think. Don’t you think?