Sign of the times: the Bible is translated to emoji

Sign of the times: the Bible is translated to emoji
At last count (November 2014), the full Bible had been translated into 531 different languages. You can now add one more as an anonymous translator, known only as the "cool dude with sunglasses" emoji, has translated the King James version of the Bilbe into Unicode approved emoji and Internet abbreviations.

This 21st Century Bible is designed for Millennials, who might be more inspired to read it since it includes methods of communications more familiar to them. In fact, the title of the translated Bible is Scripture 4 Millenials. It took the translator six months to complete, using a program that he developed himself.

Scripture 4 Millenials is now available in the Apple App Store, priced at $2.99. Excerpts are available at the Twitter account @BibleEmoji. While we are sure to hear negative feedback from conservative religious groups, other organizations might applaud anything that will get Millenials to take an interest in the Bible.

Right now, Scripture 4 Millennials is available for iOS only. But that shouldn't be too surprising since Apple's iconic smartphone was known in its early years as the "Jesus Phone."


source: Scipture4Millennials, @BibleEmoji via TheGuardian

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60 Comments

1. Scott93274

Posts: 6032; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

.... Really? People actually referred to the iPhone as.... the "Jesus Phone"? SMH...

2. Podrick

Posts: 1284; Member since: Aug 19, 2015

Not surprising actually. They have a lot of worshipers after all.

5. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

yeah, they're kind of cult :v

8. Mxyzptlk unregistered

And Android isn't?

10. Podrick

Posts: 1284; Member since: Aug 19, 2015

Speak of cult and here the icult leader appeared.

15. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Speak of the android hive mind and they shall appear.

18. Podrick

Posts: 1284; Member since: Aug 19, 2015

Lol, no one spoke of hive mind before your post. Another fail from an eternal failure lmao!

21. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Android hive mind is what you are part of.

27. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Wow, getting rekt even by random fandroids? Such a shame

33. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Rekt isn't a word.

43. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

You know you could just ask google instead of further disgracing yourself trying to look smart... http://bfy.tw/61dy

45. Scott93274

Posts: 6032; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

It's just as much a word as Mxyzptlk.

49. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Well thank you Captain Obvious. In case you are that dumb, it means wrecked.

57. Shocky unregistered

Why not just write wrecked in the first place? was it worth it?

58. Scott93274

Posts: 6032; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Maybe for the same reason people don't type "laugh out loud" instead of LOL...

59. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

When you are frequently playing online games and need to type very quick you learn to type it as rekt instead of wrecked. You mxy's lawyer or something?

61. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Why does he have to be my lawyer? Stop deflecting just because you're making yourself look stupid saying rekt instead of wrecked.

62. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Deflecting? LOL Looking stupid just because I used a shortcut? You're the one who's looking stupid right now.

60. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I wouldn't bother trying to explain it to them. As you can see, their minds are having difficulty understanding it.

63. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

"their minds are having difficulty understanding it." Wow, such as statement from someone who has been known as one of the most biased and stupid people on this site.

13. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Oh it is alright. More like a clan honestly. And there are a lot more people in it whacking each other's junk whenever possible. Both sides have Zealots, but at least us Apple Fanboys don't make death threats to YouTubers when they switch platforms, or alienate an entire segment because of the phone they choose, or try to make normal people feel stupid because they don't want what we do. It's pathetic really.

28. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

"or alienate an entire segment because of the phone they choose, or try to make normal people feel stupid because they don't want what we do." Really? You've already forgotten about your arrogant and narcissistic statements in posts 2., 13. and 22. of the following article? http://www.phonearena.com/news/Tim-Cook-meets-with-Indias-Prime-Minister-to-discuss-Apples-future-in-the-country_id81377 Implying the usual: - Android is for poor peasants - Android is totally unoptimized/unstable - Android is cheap Guess you were drunk on the apple kool-aid back then or you probably suffer from sort-term memory...

29. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

*short-term

30. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

A) I use both platforms. B) What I said is correct, especially for that article. With the average income of $1500 dollars annually, most people within that nation have far more concerning issues than which phone is in season. C) Android is unoptimized but not unstable. If the former were to occur as the latter has, then it'd be perfect. D) I didn't imply Android was cheap, but the average Android handsets are. With an average cost per purchase of $164 USD, yes most Android handsets are indeed "cheap". We can argue semantics all day, but you can't beat my facts friend :D. There are things in this world people get mad over that make me SMDH. People hating others over phones.....so idiotic!!

36. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

A) Using both platforms doesn't change your attitude B) The tone/attitude and the post it was responding to gave the usual arrogant and narcissistic implication, alienating non-apple users and/or making them look insignificant. C) What do you consider as "optimized"? Getting 10+ fixes for the same major OS version? "People hating others over phones.....so idiotic!!" I agree, what's also idiotic is mindlessly worshiping a company and creating a cult around them.

40. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

A) My attitude isn't meant for your approval, and I highly doubt you can determine my disposition based on internet postings. If either of our attitudes need changing, it would definitely be the one who claims to be an "enlightened consumer" who "thinks for himself" as though others mindlessly purchase items they don't covete. B) Refer to A, and aren't you the one openly attacking others because you think you have the right to? I haven't said a word about your personal intelligence or behavior, but it's fair game for you to do so. Hypocrisy at it's finest lol. C) Optimized as in "Yes I don't need a V8 engine to run my phone." or " Yes my phone doesn't need 8 gigs of RAM to do normal tasks" . I don't "worship" anything, let alone an OEM, but even saying I'm satisfied is enough to bring out the "Apple is the Lex Luther of real life!" crowd. It's sad, and I am willing to tell others it's sad rather than defend their pathetic antics.

42. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

A) Don't need to know your full disposition to identify a statement as arrogant and/or narcissistic. B) "I haven't said a word about your personal intelligence or behavior" - No, you've instead made arrogant and narcissistic statements doing precisely what you were claiming apple fans don't do...iHypocrite much? C) Android runs smoothly on low-end devices like the Moto G and it'll at least do normal tasks that dumb phones were capable of without a problem, can't say the latter about the iPhone, so, Android isn't unoptimized according to your definition.

44. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

A) You're right. My statement must be arrogant because it's accurate. Life isn't fair, and an individual making less than $1500 dollars a year should for all intensive purposes, be much more worried about things that aren't phones. B) iHypocrite? Really bro? That's how you're going to counter my statement? You're making my point for me at this point. C) Name one more device that can run like the Moto G with 1gb on Android. One. Apple doesn't offer "low-end" devices, so your point is utterly flawed. And yes, Android is unoptimized. Blame extreme fragmentation, blame OEMs for not optimizing their software experience, either way makes no difference to me. Aren't you going to try and refute: Android handsets are indeed cheap $164 USD? No?

46. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

A) Really? You define arrogant as "accurate"? No wonder... B) Right, so pointing out the typical hypocrisy of die-hard apple fans makes you feel "alienated"/"stupid"...ok, you win, 'cause I can't stop that just 'cause a die-hard fan's feelings got hurt. C) Limiting yourself to 1GB RAM is one of your requirements to be considered "optimized"?.By that requirement, everything after the iPad Air 2 is unoptimized. Such dingbat-definition you have for the term "optimized". Regardless, there's the Moto E and these other budget Smartphones (http://goo.gl/RwZMwh ) if you're desperate to limit yourself to 1GB of RAM.

47. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

"Aren't you going to try and refute: Android handsets are indeed cheap $164 USD? No?" Android devices cover every price segment, and such $164 USD devices do most of what the $800 iPhone does, and at least what dumb phones do. It's fine for people to be satisfied paying less for not fully-specced-out devices, doesn't mean Android as a whole is "cheap" as you imply it is, there's higher-end devices for those who want more. You turning a blind to the options just paints you as ignoramus...

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