Dissension? Yes! If others wish to use such a module, well, that, of course would be for them... dissension is not ardent opposition that is to be imposed on others, but rather it is a voicing of a minority opposition opinion after they majority has made its voice known - and usually decided.
And yes, I am opposed, because the two documents are fundamentally different in my mind. Perhaps you, or someone else, might try to persuade me otherwise?
I would like to show that my argument does hold up, however I first must reply to the assertion that I do not wish to have the OT and NT together in one book. I would no sooner separate the OT from the NT than my right hand from my arm. If one had read my first post, it would be clear that I support the joining of two modules together for a user to, in fact, use the LXX and GNT as one (this was the idea that Helen had suggested). My position is against the LXX and GNT being together as a single module.
Now, as to my argument: For certain both texts are the word of God and the biblical text, however, the documents that they exist as (this is to say, the LXX and the GNT-NA, or whichever GNT, are distinct documents; the argument does not pertain to the Old Testament and its text or the New Testament and its text), were created in different ways and represent very a very different reality. The LXX a document that was composed as a book in and of itself in Greek through that great mysterious project of its inception. We have a fixed form in Ralph's LXX here in Accordance. It represents, effectively, the work of one man (with a few editorial updates).
Now, if we look at the GNT, it is a composite text put together by a team and is continually undergoing revision and updating - major changes in the text through its editions. And besides, it represents not one literary project, but many separate books that were not created together in Greek. But besides that, the GNT (whichever one) was not published to be together with the LXX.
Perhaps to many, these would not be large differences, but I see them as fundamentally different.
Now, as for the RSV OT and the RSV NT - they do, of course, deserve to be in the same module, for they were translated by a single team for a publisher which published them together. What I have in my mind is that they project, from its inception, was intended for being published as a whole. Whereas for the the LXX and GNT, they were not projects intended to be lumped together.
Well, Joe, that's more than I wanted to say at 1 in the morning... but there it is. I hope it clear enough.
Dissension? As in, you don't want such a thing to exist in the world for those who would like to use it? Or were you just being hyperbolic for effect?
Surely what you mean is, you won't care to use it. But I'm "for" Accordance features that I think will make users happy, whether I care to use them or not.
And anyhow, you're argument doesn't really hold up. A GNT and a LXX are very much very different pieces of literature, but no more so than an RSV OT and an RSV NT. I could argue, even less so. At the least, you're argument should mean I wouldn't want any OT and NT's together.