Here is my parody from June 07. Here is hoping truth isn't stranger than fiction:
I think I really enjoy this much better than the NIV or the KJV. This will be a real boon to building the church. People will really feel good. Check out this passage from Luke 3....
John the Baptist Preaches
1 Now in the fifteenth year of the reign of Tiberius Caesar, when Pontius Pilate was governor of Judea, and Herod was tetrarch of Galilee, and his brother Philip was tetrarch of the region of Ituraea and Trachonitis, and Lysanias was tetrarch of Abilene, 2 in the high priesthood of Annas and Caiaphas, the word of God came to John, the son of Zacharias, in the wilderness. 3 And he came into all athe district around the Jordan, preaching baptism of water for the cleansing of human shortcomings; 4 as it is written in the book of the words of Isaiah the God-follower,
“The voice of one crying in the wilderness,
‘Make ready the way of the Lord,which no one can really know, so make His paths wide.
5 Every ravine will be filled, And every mountain and hill will be brought low;
The narrow will become wide, And the rough roads smooth catching all who say I believe, 6 And all flesh will see the salvation of God, no one being left out.’ ”
7 So he began saying to the crowds who were going out to be baptized by him, “You sad little puppy dogs, who invited you to come to find purpose in your life?
8 “Therefore bear fruits in keeping with being sorry, lonely, and filling a god-shaped hole and if you want to say to yourselves, ‘We have Abraham for our father,’ go ahead! 9 “Indeed the hammock is already laid at the roots of the trees; so every tree with shade will make you comfortable, giving you good rest.”
10 And the crowds were questioning him, saying, “Then what shall we do to have purpose, meaning, love, peace, and happiness, and our best life now?”
11 And he would answer and say to them, “The man who has two tunics is to donate one to who has none; and he who has food is to do likewise, for God will reward you for doing nice things, and you will feel better.” 12 And some tax collectors also came to be baptized, and they said to him, “Teacher, how can we have our best life now?” 13 And he said to them, “Collect no more than what you have been ordered to.”
14 Some soldiers were questioning him, saying, “And what about us, what is our purpose?” And he said to them, “Do not be soldiers, because killing is not very loving and kind. Don't be content with your wages, sow a seed so god can multiply your wages.” 15 Now while the people were in a state of expectation about their purpose and best life now, feeling comfortable in John's preaching, having their ears tickeled, all were wondering in their hearts about John, as to whether he was the Christ, 16 John answered and said to them all, “As for me, I am just giving you a bath with water; but One is coming who is mightier than I, and I am fit to untie the thong of His sandals; He will come into your heart to give you a more satisfying life. After all, we can't really know him, or trust the scriptures, because we can never really understand the word that god had spoken previously. 17 But I think it might be like this: “His winnowing fork is in His hand to thoroughly clear His threshing floor, and to gather anyone who asks into His barn; but He will help those who do not want to seek with encouraging helpful words.” 18 So with many other exhortations he shared encouraging, helpful words with the people. 19 But when Herod the tetrarch was spoken to him because of Herodias, his brother’s wife, and because of all the things which Herod had done,that would keep him from having a satisfying and peaceful life 20 Herod also added this to them all: he was very intolerant and locked John up in prison.