Alliance of Millennial and Generation X “Christians, Nones, and Dones” Call for Reboot of Biblical Universe
Boise, ID – An idea that started off as a joke made in a Facebook group has become a full-fledged movement powered by an alliance of Christians, former Christians, seekers, and long-time agnostics.
They want to reboot the Bible.
“It’s something that makes no sense at first, but then makes all the sense in the world,” says Bryan Fitz, co-founder of “Reboot the Book: Make the Bible Relevant Again.” He and about eighty-five others charter members of the movement are spearheading an effort to “do what all great extended universes do, and hit the reboot button for the benefit of all.”
Says Gerry Lawson, “Sure, it will probably tick-off a lot of the long-time fans of the Bible and those who make their living selling Bible-related merchandise and collectibles, but that kind of stuff usually sorts itself out. Like it did after DC had went through the “Infinite Crisis” reboot years back.” At 41, Gerry is one of the older members of the movement and is even a deacon at his home church, LightLife Church in Boise, ID.
“The great thing about this idea,” said Fitz, “is that it’s not just one disgruntled group calling for a change that will benefit them, but a real coalition who has come together for a new, better gospel that we can all get behind.”
According to Fitz a re-booted Biblical universe would be more inclusive, would open up new pathways to eternal life, and would make a change the gender, race, and even sexual preferences of some of the Bible heroes, as well bring some new ones on board.
When asked about angering those who prefer the Bible as it is, Lawson offered, “you could always keep the original Biblical universe somewhere out there in the multi-verse, but I mean, really, it’s time for a face-lift. The Bible is filled with stories with white, straight, male heroes, and that needs to change. It’s time to bring God and the Bible into the 21st-century. Salvation needs a new birth.”
“Yeah,” Fitz added. “The Bible needs to be born again.”