Pet Peeve

With apologies to all who revere the King James Version of the Bible- do you speak that way in everyday life? I don’t give a rat’s ass about how beautiful it sounds. Honestly, to me it sounds ridiculous and it grates on my nerves whenever I hear someone use it. It might be what people grew up with, but it was published in 1611. SIXTEEN-ELEVEN!! It was the language of the day. It’s not the language of today.

It seems people equate it with authority, for some reason. They fall in love with the cadence and sound but hopefully give surpassing regard for meaning, and implications for our life together. Because God probably doesn’t care about cadence and sound and elegance.

It’s neither elegant nor beautiful to me. It’s fingernails on a chalkboard.

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