Friday, October 13, 2006
UPDATE October 21:
Hey, everybody, welcome back to Friday the 13th. I got tired of looking at that DBD comic, and put in a new one. Then, without warning, it happened.
I got to thinking...
You know, when certain people spend enough time manipulating the Scriptures to mean whatever the hell they want, it's not hard to imagine others of similar ilk claiming to... well, own them.
When you think about it, though, the copyright holder had to get the raw material of their "property" from someone else, who had to do likewise, and so on down the line, until you reach that special place known as the "public domain." In other words, eventually you reach a body of work that isn't owned by anyone. At least not in the legal sense. So, the next time someone from the bishops' conference tells you they own the rights to the Bible, tell them to take a long walk off a short pier. Between the recent staff cutbacks at their headquarters, and the bishops having to move the annual meeting from DC to Baltimore to cut down the overhead, those pencil-necked geeks won't have the spare time and/or money to spend chasing you down for long.
Then again, there's always the King James Version. Sure, it's a Protestant version, but the King won't mind. He's dead.
Long live the King.