There are many videos on YouTube that state that the CERN Large Hadron Collider has somehow changed words in every Bible everywhere, even those that are in our homes. One verse in particular they refer to is Isaiah 11:6. Is there any truth to this? Erich K.

We have just been made aware of these videos, and to be honest, I have not been able to make myself watch any of them all the way through.  They are basically saying that CERN has created a Mandela Effect worldwide.  The Mandela Effect is called that because a blogger and “paranormal consultant” was at a convention in 2010 and discovered that many other people there shared the same “memory” that Nelson Mandela had died while he was in prison in the 80’s.  They vividly recalled the funeral, riots in the streets, and his wife speaking at his funeral.  This effect theorizes that there are multiple parallel universes, and in one of those universes Mandela did die in the 80’s, and those memories “bleed over” into our universe.  They claim now that the Large Hadron Collider is breaking these barriers on a massive scale and is changing things constantly.

The problem is, our collective memory is not always accurate.  There are multiple examples in pop culture where we remember things wrong.  One video in particular mentioned the line “Luke, I am your father” from Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back.  That was never the line, it was “No, I am your father.”  Another example is from the movie “Casablanca, when you think of that movie, you think “Play it again Sam” – again, the problem is, Humphrey Bogart’s character never said that line.  Another example is from Star Trek the original series.  One phrase that is tied to that is “Beam me up Scotty”, again the problem is, that phrase was never uttered by Captain Kirk on the show.

When it comes to the Bible, they claim that Isaiah 11:6 the word has been changed from “lion” to “wolf.”  It has not changed.  Isaiah 11:6 has always read: “The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid; and the calf and the young lion and the fatling together; and a little child shall lead them.”  There are numerous phrases that people positively know that are in the Bible, yet they are not.  For example, the Bible never says “God helps those who help themselves” or “Cleanliness is next to godliness” or “Hate the sin, love the sinner” or “Money is the root of all evil” or “This too shall pass” and of course “The lion shall lay down with the lamb.”