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So, I put one of the more NSFW Bible verses in a comment because it was in someone's Twitter bio and relevant, and now a *bot* has responded to "correct" me *w/its preferred version* of the verse. 1/ In a tweet, text of the NIV translation of Ezekiel 23:20 in response to a Twitter user's profile which has the quote in bio (blurred out user's name & pic) & automated bot responding with KJV (unattributed) translation of same verse
It's not a linguistic, literary, or otherwise scholarly bot, of course: It's an explicitly Christian one.

It tweets KJV translations of Bible verses, unattributed, in response to tweets quoting different translations. 2/ The two tweets on the @testamnt pageA string of the many reply tweets by @testamnt
Christians have tried to convert me while I was in the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum signing a book they'd just heard is about someone who pretended to be Christian in order to not be murdered like literally every family member she knew. 3/
I've had Christian teachers in public school propagandize or evangelize at me from elementary through high school--classes required to sing *explicitly religious* holiday songs, giving mini-sermons in class, directly giving me proselytizing literature. 4/
Missionaries come to our doors or otherwise interrupt us on any number of private and public occasions, including knocking on my door on Rosh Hashanah to try and tell me about their religion. 5/
But this my first time being proselytized to by software. Congrats, a new one!

Sometimes I want there to be a real Hell just like the people who gave me a few nightmares about it as a kid and for them to be sent to it. 6/
"Pardon me, do you have a few minutes to hear about how you should shove your War on Christmas so far up that you can bite your nails from the other side of your mouth?" 7/
AND, lest I be misunderstood: Some of the best people I've ever known, personally & otherwise, are Christians who walk the walk of their beliefs & principles, just as some of the lousier ones are Christians who only talk the talk. / END
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