Remarketing the Bible

Some modernised versions of the Bible for a contemporary audience: The Jesus Loves Porn Stars Bible, The Manga Bible, The Bible in Cockney, The (Lego) Brick Testament, and the all-star Bible podcast (featuring Forest Whitaker, Cuba Gooding Jr., and Samuel L Jackson, no less).

The person behind this remarketing of holy writings is Dag Soederberg, a Swedish businessman. And contrary to expectations, he is not a Christian hoping to convert anyone. “I’m not on a mission from God,” he explains. “I’m not particularly religious. I’m not telling anyone they should believe.”

What he sees in the Bible is a profitable chance for people to look again at their world. “We are all affected by it,” he says. “Morals are based on it, rightly or wrongly, government, laws. I’m saying to people: this is your history, read it.

“It’s the most sold book in the world, but the least known. I want to take it off the shelves and put it on the coffee table.”

My personal favourite, found in the comments: the LOLCat Bible. Behold, Genesis 1.1:

Oh hai. In teh beginnin Ceiling Cat maded teh skiez An da Urfs, but he did not eated dem.