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Gloria Dei homo vivens – St Irenaeus
April 16th, 2015 by Joel Watts

#QOTD – The Bible as State Book

Incunabulum Blackletter Bible 1497

Incunabulum Blackletter Bible 1497 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“It threatens to reduce our sacred scripture to nothing more than a secular symbol, and that’s a slippery slope,” Senate Majority Leader Mark Norris told foxnews.

Exactly. I don’t want the Cross as a penant for politicans. I don’t want the Creed as an oath of office. I don’t want Scripture to be used as a “state book,” ranking right up there with flowers, dogs, and bugs as symbols of State pride.

Joel Watts
Watts holds a MA in Theological Studies from United Theological Seminary. He is currently a Ph.D. student at the University of the Free State, analyzing Paul’s model of atonement in Galatians, as well as seeking an MA in Clinical Mental Health at Adams State University. He is the author of Mimetic Criticism of the Gospel of Mark: Introduction and Commentary (Wipf and Stock, 2013), a co-editor and contributor to From Fear to Faith: Stories of Hitting Spiritual Walls (Energion, 2013), and Praying in God's Theater, Meditations on the Book of Revelation (Wipf and Stock, 2014).

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