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    How important is the Bible?

    Your principles have been the music of my life throughout the years of my pilgrimage. I reflect at night on who you are, O Lord, and I obey your law because of this.
    Psalm 119:54-55 NLT

    <span style="font-weight: bold">The testimony of presidents</span>

    The Bible was clearly important to many American presidents. A few examples:

    It is impossible to govern the world without God and the Bible.
    <span style="font-style: italic">George Washington</span>

    The whole inspiration of our civilization springs from the teachings of Christ and the lessons of the prophets. To read the Bible for these fundamentals is a necessity of American life.
    <span style="font-style: italic">Herbert Hoover</span>

    In regard to this great book, I have but to say, it is the best gift God has given to man. All the good Savior gave to the world was communicated through this book. But for it we could not know right from wrong. All things most desirable for man's welfare, here and hereafter, are to found portrayed in it.
    <span style="font-style: italic">Abraham Lincoln</span>

    Hold fast to the Bible as the sheet-anchor of your liberties; write its precepts in your hearts and practice them in your lives. To the influence of this book we are indebted for all the progress made in true civilization, and to this we must look as our guide in the future. Righteousness exalteth a nation; but sin is a reproach to any people.
    <span style="font-style: italic">Ulysses S. Grant</span>
    I have been driven many times to my knees by the overwhelming conviction that I had absolutely no other place to go. -- Abraham Lincoln

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    Re: What the Presidents had to say about the Bible

    GW owned slaves so de bible neh help him too well.

    Hoover was probably de bess outta all a dem toward blacks but he was an opportunist.

    Lincoln sameting and there is bogus claim dat him ended slavery.

    Grant owned a slave but ran his uncles slave plantation who owned many.

    George Bush was a bible man too

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      Re: What the Presidents had to say about the Bible

      <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: dahJahPawtTwo</div><div class="ubbcode-body">GW owned slaves so de bible neh help him too well.

      Hoover was probably de bess outta all a dem toward blacks but he was an opportunist.

      Lincoln sameting and there is bogus claim dat him ended slavery.

      Grant owned a slave but ran his uncles slave plantation who owned many.

      George Bush was a bible man too </div></div>


      kudo!!!

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        Re: What the Presidents had to say about the Bible

        <span style="font-weight: bold">In regard to this great book, I have but to say, it is the best gift God has given to man. All the good Savior gave to the world was communicated through this book. But for it we could not know right from wrong. All things most desirable for man's welfare, here and hereafter, are to found portrayed in it.
        Abraham Lincoln</span>

        ...Other than the &quot;know right from wrong&quot;..makes a whole lot of sense, however simply expressed.
        <span style="font-style: italic">If it must choose who is to be crucified, the crowd will always save Barabbas</span>..John Cocteau.

        <span style="font-weight: bold">all the lonely people, where do they all come from?</span>

        <span style="font-style: italic">IGNORE A TROLL, di TROLL LOSES</span>

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          Re: What the Presidents had to say about the Bible

          Whether these statements reflected the true beliefs of these former presidents, or were simply attempts on their part to ingratiate themselves with certain segments of the religious community, I don't know. What I do know is that these religious viewpoints did not find their way into the US Constitution - at Philadelphia, or anytime since. What we had, instead, was a secular document where there is no mention of the word &quot;God&quot; and the few times religion is mentioned is mostly when it's undue influence is expressly forbidden. And America, though imperfect from the beginning as it remains today, has been better off for having a secular (Godless, if you will) constitution. I wouldn't put much stock in those statements from those presidents. Serious reflection on history would be enough to render those statements vacuous.
          &quot;Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.&quot; Carl Sagan

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            Re: What the Presidents had to say about the Bible

            I've always wanted to read the NT Jefferson put together, just for the hell of it.
            a noble stroke he lifted high that hung not but swift with tempest fell On Satan's proud crest- no sight nor swift thought, less could his shield such ruin intercept; 10 paces huge he back recoil'd...

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              Re: What the Presidents had to say about the Bible

              <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: monk</div><div class="ubbcode-body">I've always wanted to read the NT Jefferson put together, just for the hell of it. </div></div>

              What [President Jefferson] had to say about the Bible: We could draw conclusions based on his 'Bible'. I think he called it <span style="font-style: italic"><span style="font-weight: bold">The Philosophy of Jesus</span></span>&quot;- later renamed <span style="font-style: italic"><span style="font-weight: bold">The Life and Morals of Jesus of Nazareth.</span></span>. If you can't find the work in your local library, here's what you could do: go through the four <span style="font-style: italic">Gospels</span>, focus on the teachings of Jesus (his sermons and parables), and ignore the miracles and all the supernatural stuff, and any allusions to divinity. That, essentially, is the so-called <span style="font-style: italic"><span style="font-weight: bold">Jefferson Bible</span>.</span>
              &quot;Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.&quot; Carl Sagan

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