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Year of the Bible "Atheist not Worried

Discussion in 'General Baptist Discussions' started by Servent, May 26, 2009.

  1. Servent

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    Nov 24, 2003
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    Marty Cooper - OneNewsNow - 5/26/2009 4:00:00 AM

    A Georgia congressman is introducing a bill to make 2010 the "Year of the Bible."

    [​IMG]Representative Paul Broun (R-Georgia) has gathered 15 co-sponsors to mimic Ronald Reagan's endeavors when, in 1983, he instituted a "Year of the Bible" with the approval of Congress.

    None of the bill's current co-sponsors are Democrats, but they are not the only opposition Broun faces. According to Politico.com, congressional Jews and atheist activists are dismissing the resolution. Congressman Barney Frank (D-Massachusetts), a Jew, mocked the idea by asking, "Does that mean 2009 is not the year of the Bible? What is 2012 the year of? The Quran?"

    However, many atheists are not bothered by Broun's efforts, citing the latest Pew Forum survey which says non-religious Americans are the fastest growing demographic. One atheist believes what he calls "this kind of old-style George W. Bush Republicanism" will soon die out.

    Representative Jerrold Nadler (D-New York) says he is not against the Bible or the resolution, but simply believes the bill endorses religion and adds that the federal government should stay out of such matters.

    Broun claims the bill actually has nothing to do with Christianity. He is simply urging Americans to return to the biblical foundation that he contends established and built America.
  2. preachinjesus

    preachinjesus Well-Known Member
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    Feb 9, 2004
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    more proof that we can't legislate action but only encourage it. I doubt this will get far.

    Not sure it will matter much either. We live in a generation with more access to the Scriptures and how to understand them and are, perhaps, one of the most biblically illiterate yet.

    This struck me as an odd little point. This has nothing to do with Christianity...except that the congressman wants people to realize this country should return to its Christian foundations...um, logical fallacy?
  3. HankD

    HankD Well-Known Member
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    May 14, 2001
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    Well, he did say "biblical foundation", which is not quite the same as "Christian foundation".

    A few of the founders were deists and/or Freemasons who believed in God and referenced the Bible as their source of faith but did not necessarily give that belief the "Christian" tag.