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Panare Indians

Panare Indians

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Customized Bible says "The Panare Killed Jesus Christ, Because They Were Wicked
Thursday, 04 August 2005
Christian missionaries, unable to convince the Panare Indians of the Colorado valley to accept faith in Jesus Christ took to compiling books for the natives to read in their mother tongue, this was accomplished during 1975 and 1976. The compiling of the books presented certain linguistic problems, solved in the end in a very cunning fashion.source: An excerpt from the book The Missionaries: God Against The Indians, Norman Lewis Customized Bible says "The Panare Killed Jesus Christ, Because They Were Wicked" To misrepresent another religion for fear of people converting is one thing, but to do so to one's own in the hope of gaining converts is another. Christian missionaries, unable to convince the Panare Indians of the Colorado valley to accept faith in Jesus Christ took to compiling books for the natives to read in their mother tongue, this was accomplished during 1975 and 1976. The compiling of the books presented certain linguistic problems, solved in the end in a very cunning fashion.The problems arose because there are no equivalents in Panare for many words held as basic to the concept of the Christian religion. There are none, for example, for sin, guilt, punishment and redemption. Since Panare tribe lived as an isolated society in the forests for thousands of years, it is impossible to have famines, plagues were unrecorded and the wars that shaped our history were reduced to a ceremonial skirmish. The biblical dramas, therefore, were hardly more than shadow plays.[13]It was soon realized, however, that before the Indians could be made to accept repentance and salvation - both equally obscure concepts to the Panare - one had to give them something to feel guilty about. The missionaries came up with an ingenious, yet underhand, solution - translate and re-edit the New Testament in such a way so as to implicate the Panare Indians in Jesus' death! Gone from the Bible were Judas's betrayal, the Romans, the trial, and Pontius Pilate. The text now read at the appropriate places:The Panare killed Jesus Christbecause they were wicked.Let's kill Jesus Christ, said the Panare.The Panare seized Jesus Christ.The Panare killed in this way.The laid a cross on the ground.They fastened his hands and his feetagainst the wooden beams, with nails.They raised him straight up, nailed.The man died like that, nailed.Thus the Panare killed Jesus Christ It is clear that if this could 
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create the feelings of guilt, nothing could. Now there was a talk of God's vengeance for the dreadful deed. The re-edited New Testament continued:God will burn you all,burn all the animals, burn also the earth,the heavens, absolutely everything.He will burn also the Panare themselves.God will exterminate the Panare by throwing them on the fire.It is a huge fire.I am going to hurl the Panare into the fire, said God......God is good.'Do you want to be roasted in the fire?' asks God.'Do you have something to pay me with so that I won't roast you in the fire?What is it you're going to pay me?' One does not have to think hard in order to realize what payment was being demanded; namely, unquestioning submission to the missionaries' demands, the abandonment of their traditional lives and their customs, and the acceptance of Christianity. The Indians were terrified. The first Indian woman came forward and said:".... I don't want to burn in the big fire. I love Jesus.".... Here we had sat for almost a year teaching one believer and nothing else happening and all of a sudden WOW! It seems it was a common practice among the Christian missionaries to accuse Indians of killing the Christ.David Stoll, writing in SIL in Peru, describes a missionary teacher calling his Amuesha congregations Jews 'because they did not have faith and were killing Jesus'. From the present discussion, it would seem that the Bible will be 'translated' for the benefit of winning the souls even if it requires gross deception and misrepresentation of the scripture itself.In the Gospel according to John, chapter six, Jesus(P) is reported to have said: "I am the bread of life." In the time of Jesus(P) at least, and probably even today in the Middle East, bread is the "staple of life", it is essential and it is available even to the poor. It is a 'relatively cheap' food. If the Bible translators would translate something like that into the tribal languages of Papua New Guinea literally, what would these people think? In these countries, 'bread' is something only the rich can afford. If they read "I am the bread of life," they would immediately think "Oh, Jesus is not for me, I can't afford to become a Christian... " and this would mean a complete miscommunication. In Papua New Guinea the staple food is sweet-potato. And therefore this verse would be best translated 
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