Letters to the Editor

BIBLE: Others think more highly of the good book

Re: “For harsh child-rearing advice, read the Bible” (Bill Hall column, 10-31).

The column was certainly appropriate on Halloween; it was ghastly, twisted and fanciful. Perhaps if Hall had paid more attention in Sunday school, he would not have taken scriptures out of context and without references.

Instead, consider what others have said about the Bible.

▪ George Washington: “It is impossible to rightly govern the world without God and the Bible.”

▪ Patrick Henry: “The Bible is worth more than all other books which have ever been written.”

▪ Thomas Jefferson: “The studious perusal of the sacred volume will make better citizens.”

▪ Abraham Lincoln: “The Bible is the best gift God has ever given to man.”

▪ U.S. Grant: “I believe in the Holy Scriptures, and who so lives by them will be benefited thereby.”

▪ Woodrow Wilson: “The Bible is the one supreme source of the meaning of life.”

▪ Franklin Roosevelt: “We cannot read the history of . . . our nation without reckoning with the place the Bible has occupied in the advances of the Republic.”

▪ Ronald Reagan: “Within the covers of the Bible are all the answers for all the problems men face.”

These testimonials could go on and on.