Is anything quite so hopelessly lame as a Bible-reading flash mob? Seriously. Christians are constantly trying to insert their Dark Ages thinking into hip, modern trends: Twitter, video games, YouTube videos, rap music, etc. And now their bright idea is to all read the Bible at the same time? Wow, how ingenious! God is sure to notice them now.
So hopelessly, hilariously lame, lame, LAME!
In honor of the 400th Anniversary of the King James Version Bible, YouVersion is organizing the largest and fastest Bible-reading event in history. YouVersion is asking for individuals to participate in reading an assigned portion of the KJV Bible during a 6 minute 40 second time-frame, or 400 seconds total, beginning at 12:00 p.m. EDT on May 2. Anyone interested in participating can sign up on youversion.com/kjv400.
“We’re celebrating history by making history,” said Bobby Gruenewald, Innovation leader at Lifechurch.tv, creators of YouVersion. “Access to the Bible was greatly increased with the King James Version. Now, 400 years later, people are still being influenced by this translation.”
On the day of the event, participants are invited read their passages out loud, share photos and posts on Twitter and Facebook, or even arrange a meetup to read their passages with friends. YouVersion will also switch the default online Bible version to the King James Version.