Martin Grondin, a 25-year-old software installation support engineer living in Dracut, MA, thought it would be a nice idea to translate the entire holy Bible into cat language. So a few years ago, he created the online LOLCat Bible Translation Project. The Bible is now due out in book form courtesy of Ulysses Press. After first exclaiming "Oh, hai!" Grondin talked with me about catspeak, cat god, and how not to wind up in cat hell.
Are there cat apostles? Like in the real bible?
The cat apostles were there when the apostles of the Bible were there, writing their version of things. It's a mystery of where they truly ended up, so they emulate very strongly with the Bible's apostles.
Is there an LOL cat devil? What is LOL cat hell like?
There is Basement Cat. The road to the Basement is full of catnip and lose. Basement Cat hates all things good and does not like Ceiling Cat, even though they used to be best buds way back in the day before Ceiling Cat pwned Basement Cat. The Basement is everything cats hate. It's dirty, it's wet, and it's ull of things that go bump and squirt bottles. Can you imagine a cat trying to go through eternity of getting squirt by a squirt bottle? All the more reason to follow Ceiling Cat faithfully!
What was the first Bible passage you translated?
The first passage I translated on my own was Job 1. I chose Job because I find the story pretty fascinating.
Did you write the entire bible? Or was it a group effort between you and other people? Or was the entire bible written by cats?
Over 2,300 users have come and translated a portion of the Bible. It was very much a group effort and that is why I chose the wiki software to get the task done. I think it worked out very well. Every one that contributes to the Wiki project are divinely inspired by Ceiling Cat by default, unless of course they erase pages or spam. Then I am afraid Basement Cat has their souls. Srsly.
Is Ceiling Cat a kind and loving god, or is he a god of fire and brimstone?
Ceiling Cat is a god of Cheezburgers and cookiez and of pwnzors and lazer eyez. You have to watch out. If you are on his good side you will get chin rubs and cheezburgers, but if you get on his bad side he will pwn you.