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the Bble Museum

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  • Center Left Democrat
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    Flagstaff, AZ
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    "hot off the press" in the New York Times was a story about the Bible Museum that the Green family (founders of Hobby Lobby) plan to build in Washington D.C., a mere two blocks from the National Mall. Steve Green, president of Hobby Lobby and the son of its founder, has referred to the Bible as “a reliable historical document,” and, as part of the museum project, he is developing a curriculum to “reintroduce this book to the public"

    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/17/us/politics/family-that-owns-hobby-lobby-plans-bible-museum-in-washington.html?mabReward=RI%3A5&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&region=CColumn&module=Recommendation&src=rechp&WT.nav=RecEngine

    (as you can see in the picture, Mr. Green and his mother, like just about ALL of the religious right people, apparently don't have a lot of fun in their lives)

    For now, at least, Mr.Green has postponed the the August introduction of his Bible curriculum, which has been adopted by the Mustang, Oklahoma school district. Since the Supreme Court has banned teachings with a religious perspective to be taught in public schools, don't be surprised if this one eventually makes it to the Supreme Court again.

    http://www.religionnews.com/2014/07/16/hobby-lobbys-green-family-postpones-launch-public-school-bible-curriculum/

    Washington D.C, naturally, is full of religious symbols (including the phrase " Laus Deo" on the top of the Washington Monument) , which likely would not sit well with our Founding Fathers, who believed strongly in the separation of Church and State.

    http://www.snopes.com/politics/religion/monument.asp

    The article above also mentions that Creation Museum in Kentucky, which has roundly criticized by a number of sources.

    Since the Bible museum is apparently being welcomed by the folks in D.C., it's fairly likely that it's going to get built. If I ever got back to the nation's capitol, this is definitely NOT one of the places that I would want to visit!!
  • Independent
    Ft.myers, FL
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    that guy in Arizona Wrote: "hot off the press" in the New York Times was a story about the Bible Museum that the Green family (founders of Hobby Lobby) plan to build in Washington D.C., a mere two blocks from the National Mall. Steve Green, president of Hobby Lobby and the son of its founder, has referred to the Bible as “a reliable historical document,” and, as part of the museum project, he is developing a curriculum to “reintroduce this book to the public"

    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/17/us/politics/family-that-owns-hobby-lobby-plans-bible-museum-in-washington.html?mabReward=RI%3A5&action=click&pgtype=Homepage®ion=CColumn&module=Recommendation&src=rechp&WT.nav=RecEngine

    (as you can see in the picture, Mr. Green and his mother, like just about ALL of the religious right people, apparently don't have a lot of fun in their lives)

    For now, at least, Mr.Green has postponed the the August introduction of his Bible curriculum, which has been adopted by the Mustang, Oklahoma school district. Since the Supreme Court has banned teachings with a religious perspective to be taught in public schools, don't be surprised if this one eventually makes it to the Supreme Court again.

    http://www.religionnews.com/2014/07/16/hobby-lobbys-green-family-postpones-launch-public-school-bible-curriculum/

    Washington D.C, naturally, is full of religious symbols (including the phrase " Laus Deo" on the top of the Washington Monument) , which likely would not sit well with our Founding Fathers, who believed strongly in the separation of Church and State.

    http://www.snopes.com/politics/religion/monument.asp

    The article above also mentions that Creation Museum in Kentucky, which has roundly criticized by a number of sources.

    Since the Bible museum is apparently being welcomed by the folks in D.C., it's fairly likely that it's going to get built. If I ever got back to the nation's capitol, this is definitely NOT one of the places that I would want to visit!!
    Indeed, I always liked the musea there; but like you say this does not belong there; so may be we should built a "muslim/koran" history building besides it as well a huge Buddha statue. May be this Steve Green drinks "tea" with the Koch brothers and has a Tea party at his home every week. A very sick indoctrinated nuthead indeed.
  • Center Left
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    Central, FL
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    Another place that I'll never visit. Like the Lacrosse Hall of Fame. I have no problem with those who love the book. I think that anyone who takes it as a literal interpretation has probably suffered a hard bump to the head. As has been said hundreds of times before.... it's a book written by man from their best memories of events that happened decades earlier.
  • Independent
    Ft.myers, FL
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    TJ Wrote: Another place that I'll never visit. Like the Lacrosse Hall of Fame. I have no problem with those who love the book. I think that anyone who takes it as a literal interpretation has probably suffered a hard bump to the head. As has been said hundreds of times before.... it's a book written by man from their best memories of events that happened decades earlier.
    Yes,you got it absolutely right on; may be we should start building musea for every book written in this world; how about a Ludlum musea? And don't forget Harry Potter!!
  • Liberal
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    Durham, NH
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    Perhaps Bill Maher will make a movie about it? Why are people so dumb?
  • Independent
    Ft.myers, FL
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    Anyway; if so, what is there to see in a "bible" musea? just one "book" ? I doubt if the Vatican will release old goat skins, because then may be the real thruth will surface; for instance fantasized translations;by filling in the "holes" in the goat skins etc. So it will be a boring musea.