How About The State Library?

Image result for English Holy BibleMy wife mentioned this story earlier tonight. 

On Wednesday, a state lawmaker filed a resolution to have the Bible designated as the official state book of Texas. The resolution, filed by State Rep. Glenn Rogers, (R-Brownwood), explains the Bible has served as a source of “wisdom and inspiration” for Texas historical figures like Davy Crockett and Sam Houston.

A few thoughts:

  • First, the Bible is not a single book. More accurately, it is a library of dozens of books. However, I doubt most legislators in Texas or anywhere else realize this.
  • If a state declares a tome an “official state book,” does that make it required reading for politicians? Should a prospective office holder in Texas have to pass a test?
  • If so, I’d love to administer it. I’d almost move to the Lone Star State to administer questions on choice books in that library. James. Galatians. Even isolated bits like Matthew 25. Psalm 113. Luke 16. 

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Todd lives in Minnesota, serving a Catholic parish as a lay minister.
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