Kurt Vonnegut Reads the Bible

Kurt was unhappy with the part of the Sermon on the Mount that is translated “Blessed are the meek…” I said, “I remember a French translation that says ‘Heureux sont les debonairs.'” Kurt was delighted. When I checked a French bible I found “Heureux sont les doux.” (Blessed are the sweet–which is what the Greek has.) I kept looking through the French bibles and the last one, covered with dust, had “Heureux sont les debonairs.” Whew. Then Kurt did a drawing and caption: “Blessed are the happy-go-lucky boys and girls.”


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  1. Daniel Lotspeich April 29, 2011 — 9:05 pm

    Love it.

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