When you think of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, better known as PETA, you don’t likely think of religious teachings and the like. But the animal activist group has just upped their game a bit from just being annoying and petty to completely blasphemous and self-seeking.
PETA isn’t particularly fond of the Bible if you haven’t heard. As you can imagine, the group has a serious problem with the many stories that contain animal sacrifices, eating animals, herding them, or even declaring them as “beasts” and “creatures.”
PETA has decided that a little rewrite of God’s holy word is necessary to solve this so-called problem. And yes, I actually mean a rewrite.
As the group announced recently, they have begun the process of rewriting the Bible, starting, of course, with the first book of the Old Testament, which undoubtedly holds the most “animal cruelty.”
As PETA President Ingrid Newkirk said in a statement, “The Bible has long been used to justify all forms of oppression, so we’ve used ChatGPT to make it clear that a loving God would never endorse exploitation of or cruelty to animals.”
So the Book of Genesis has received a “modern makeover,” complete with references to animals as “beings” rather than beasts and even “vegan teachings.” In PETA’s version of creation, Adam and Even wear bamboo and hemp clothing rather than animal skins, and Abraham doesn’t slaughter a lamb to save his son and demonstrate his faith. Instead, he simply befriends one.
This whole thing would be laughable if I weren’t so shocked and horrified.
Even if you aren’t religious, I don’t see how you don’t see a problem with this – that an organization can presume to rewrite a holy book just to push its agenda.