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The Bible Bill

There is no reason to legislate a special year for the Bible, the government has no say over it’s importance in history or in our lives. That history, literature and society has been impacted by it, is quite evident. The effort is piddling in comparison:

When the clock strikes midnight on Dec. 31, 2009, Rep. Paul Broun (R-Ga.) hopes you’ll be ringing in “the Year of the Bible.”
It’s probably just wishful thinking.
Broun’s simple congressional resolution aimed at honoring the Good Book has produced a push-back of biblical proportion in the blogosphere, with critics dismissing it as either unconstitutional or a waste of time. Jews in Congress and atheist activists are dismissing the resolution, while none of the many Democrats in Congress who are Christian have bothered to sign on as co-sponsors.
“This doesn’t have anything to do with Christianity,” he said in an interview with POLITICO. Rather, he says, it seeks to recognize that the Bible played an integral role in the building of the United States, including providing the basis for our freedom of religion that allows Muslims, Hindus and even atheists to vocalize their own beliefs.


BTW, for everyone who is up in arms over this, the article notes that we’ve already had a year of the Bible in 1983 which Ronald Reagan designated with Congress’ blessing.
And then there’s this:

“Republican lawmakers with apparently too much time on their hands and no solutions to offer the country are pushing a resolution that will not address the nation’s problems or advance prosperity or even untangle their previous governing mistakes,” blogged the Progressive Puppy.

Um…I suggest that this blogger should check out what the Democrats were legislating last year.

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Robert R.

posted May 22, 2009 at 10:13 pm

The Representative hails from a district where I once saw two billboards side by side with the same lettering. One read “Jesus Saves.” The other had a street address under the caption “Totally nude.” And that so perfectly summed up the real importance of the Bible to his constituents.

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Charles Cosimano

posted May 22, 2009 at 11:23 pm

The bill is bizarre, there is no question about it. If I remember 1983 correctly, there was no marked increase in Bible reading then.

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Karen Whitaker

posted May 23, 2009 at 12:09 am

What I’d support is a bill to encourage the reading of all the holy books, usch as Red Fish, Blue Fish, One Fish, Two Fish, from which I was read as a child, the Kama Sutra, from which I was not read as a child, our own Lucifer Explained, and the Koran in the original Arabic.

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Grammar Police

posted May 23, 2009 at 12:20 am

“the government has no say over it’s importance in history or in our lives” But you am improofing, Michelle.

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posted May 23, 2009 at 7:28 pm

I hold a dissenting view. I think it would be wonderful for 2010 to be the year of the Bible. Confiscating and burning Bibles all over America would lead to more progress than any other program Congress can conceive. And without their Bibles as a safety blanket, who knows but that even Reformed “Christians” (I use the quotation marks because I wouldn’t want to offend Jesus Christ by suggesting this group follows Him) might start to think and care about other people. There’s been no evidence of that here.

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posted May 23, 2009 at 7:34 pm

No, Rolf, you are just plain wrong on this one. I’m sorry. Bibles do not hurt people. Christians hurt people. We need to rid society of Christians, not of Bibles. They aren’t like roaches. We can’t just, for example, fumigate New Jersey to get rid of Orthodox or Cumberland Presbyterians, nor do we want to. They are people. We respect the rights of people, even people who don’t care about other people like these people. But we must work to make sure that everyone realizes just how absurd their system is. That is why I support this blog!

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