|Quoting zckls04 (Reply 200):|
If that's the case, then it should move with the times. Instructions which were sensible 1500 years ago may very well be nonsensical now. The instructions should be adapted over time.
There are newer translations - like the first "Schulbibel" I had. It re-tells the Bible in a condensed, more readable way. But as it is with translations, every translation has a specific goal in mind. You want to be as close as possible to the original? Buy an interlinear translation. This is an example: http://interlinearbooks.com/blog/wp-...nterlinear-Translation-Example.png
There are bibles that have been translated with gender equality in mind. Translation is a serious business, and if you fudge the translations up, you change the message. It's the same with the US constitution - "Living Constitution" versus originalism. What would Jesus think of abortion? What would Jesus think of shop owners that refuse to serve homosexuals?
Well, how to solve the problem?
Seligman once made a large inquiry in what ideals and values are shared among all cultures on earth. There are six of them which are nearly universally found:
Wisdom and Knowledge (e.g. curiosity, explaining things to others)
Humanity (being kind and loving)
Transcendence (e.g. sense of gratitude, maintaining hope, forgiveness)
So, we already have a set of values which are interchangeably the same, whether one is Hindu, Christian, American Indian or whatever. We can do away with religion.