Since the deuterocanonical books are missing this definitely isn’t THE bible, so I wonder if that renders the process NOT sacriligious. If someone tramples on a replica of the american flag that appears to be authentic but upon closer examination is noticeably different (missing a star, placement of the stars are different, stripes aren’t equal, perhaps) is that really offensive?
I’m thinking about the purpose behind the project. I find it interesting that bible christians think the way to evangelize is to get the bible alone into as many hands as possible, so it seems they modify it any which way that will appeal to various groups. This is just another one of those attempts.
Thing is, the bible alone isn’t going to save these people and the bible they are putting forth is incomplete so what they do to that bible to make it more appealing doesn’t seem sacriligious to me.
I don’t mind so much the aim of getting their bible in as many hands as possible because I do believe part of the bible is better than no bible at all, but I also think the holy spirit will lead people to seek more information after browsing through one of those bibles and they’ll eventually find their way home to Catholicism.