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House Resolution 535 in Pennsylvania declares 2012 as the “Year of the Bible"

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It’s the ‘Year of the Bible’ in Pennsylvania

Posted on January 28, 2012 by Hemant MehtaHouse Resolution 535 in Pennsylvania, sponsored by Rep. Rick Saccone (R-obviously), declares:

That the House of Representatives declare 2012 as the “Year of the Bible” in Pennsylvania
in recognition of both the formative influence of the Bible on our Commonwealth and nation and
our national need to study and apply the teachings of the holy scriptures
.

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Right… because we have a “national need” to understand Genesis, genocide, and all the other bullsh!t in the Bible.

Saccone doesn’t even try to take a secular route in explaining it:

“As not only Pennsylvania, but the United States, continues to face great tests and challenges,
House Resolution 535 serves as a reminder that we must look to our faith in God and the Holy Scripture to provide us with the strength, wisdom and courage to conquer these great trials
,” said Saccone. “All over the Pennsylvania Capitol,
one can easily see the tremendous influence that Christianity and the Bible have had over our founders and predecessors
. These images and quotes illustrating the beliefs and morals that have shaped our great Commonwealth must never be forgotten.”

You know, if 2012 is the Year of the Bible, what the hell was every single year before this? It’s not like 2011 was the Koran’s year. (And when do atheists get a year?! I WANT A YEAR, DAMMIT!)

The worst part isn’t that the Resolution passed. It’s that it passed 193-0. Not a single voice of dissent.

Maybe that’s why they called it a “Noncontroversial Resolution”:

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The Freedom From Religion Foundation can’t believe it:

“Our constitution grants sovereignty not to a deity or a ‘holy book,’ but to ‘We, the People.’ There is no reference to God, the bible, the Ten Commandments or Jesus in the U.S. Constitution, just as there are no references to ‘consent of the governed,’ ‘civil liberties’ or ‘democracy’ in the bible.
Those who have truly studied the bible realize that it is a moral quagmire, a behavioral grab bag, which has been used to justify automatic rule, tyranny, slavery, the degradation of women and gays, child abuse, war, atrocity and mayhem
,” noted FFRF.

They also offer a sample letter (PDF) for Pennsylvanians to use when contacting their representatives.

If you don’t live in PA, though, you can always let Rep. Saccone know what you think directly on his Facebook page.

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2012/01/28/its-the-year-of-the-bible-in-pennsylvania/


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You just hate our History and traditions don'cha?

Trust me, there is no danger that we will veer off into a theocracy, we have been giving these types of honors since the founding and so far it's worked out pretty good.


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"Those people who will not be governed by God


will be ruled by tyrants."



William Penn

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You just hate our History and traditions don'cha?

Trust me, there is no danger that we will veer off into a theocracy, we have been giving these types of honors since the founding and so far it's worked out pretty good.

I hate your version of history. Actual history is pretty cool though!

As to the OP, PA's legislature is freaking nutsy-fagan.

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I hate Christian idiots, but I don't have a problem with this. If PA wants to do this stupid #######, so be it.

I am extremely amused by the left-wing blogs today who claim this to be unconstitutional. I think they've forgotten that there's a difference between FEDERAL and STATE laws.


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