Tuesday, April 28, 2009

James on Academia

Spurred by the success of the Green Bible, there's now an even newer theme Bible just for professional academics and their underling graduate students. Here's a sneak preview of the James 4:1-3 translation:
What causes quarrels and what causes fights among you? Is it not this, that your passions are at war within you? You desire [that job] and do not have so you murder [i.e. rip that professor apart]. You covet [a slot in that publication] and cannot obtain, so you fight and quarrel [with the author that got published]. You do not have, because you do not ask. You ask and do not receive, because you ask wrongly, to spend it on your passion [to show that you're smarter than your colleagues].
The best part? Words of the Scribes in red!