The emoji Bible. Yes, it’s real.

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The world’s most widely read book has a new translation – “web”.  Not only does the Bible Emoji swap out frequently used words from the Bible’s King James version with emojis, it also capitalizes on its web-friendly stance by using shorthand like “&”, “y”, “b”, “w/o” and “ppl” for “and”, “why”, “be”, “without”, and “people”.

Around 15 percent of the 66 books have been replaced with emojis and shorthand slang resulting in what looks like a string of texts. Lingo Jam, an online translator, was used to construct the Bible Emoji. The creator, who was raised in the Christian faith, has reported angry commenting from atheists and conservative Christians alike.

However, the creator hopes that people can set aside their preconceptions.

“I hope that they view it as fun. I hope that it has people on both sides go and maybe look for themselves and what’s in the Bible and what it says,” the creator said, speaking to The Huffington Post. “The book has a lot of human history in it, a lot of really good things and also negative things. I hope it helps everyone on both sides of the argument to see it for what it is.”

 

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Paul Woodrum
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Immortal, imogi, God only wise; now on the computer, light for our eyes.

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Alan Christensen
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Alan Christensen

No, thanks, I'll stick with the LOLCat Bible. http://www.lolcatbible.com/index.php?title=Genesis_1

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Jay Croft
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Jay Croft

So, God has a halo and a smile.

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David Allen
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David Allen

Jesus is God & he has been depicted with a halo for millennia.

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David Allen
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David Allen

21 Then the Lord said, “There is a place near me where you may stand on a rock. 22 When my glory passes by, I will put you in a cleft in the rock and cover you with my hand until I have passed by. 23 Then I will remove my hand and you will see my back; but my face must not be seen.”
Ex 33:21 - 23 NIV

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Jay Croft
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Jay Croft

I guess we'll have to scrap the wonderful hymn, "Immortal, invisible, God only wise; in light inaccessible hid from our eyes..."

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