A Haiku - Scriptures
A Haiku - Scriptures
"Once upon a time"
History of God and Man,
Paths to the future.
The Holy Bible is #1 on the best sellers list.
Other revered scriptures....
As for me, I know; but what are the scriptures to you?
Turmoil in this world we call Earth is nothing new.
In some of history's earliest chapters we find sin and murder. If anything, sin is now more prevalent, and murders more frequent.
The Holy Bible and its recounting of God's relationship with Man is replete with vengeance and wars, migrations, terrorism, and times of infanticide, adultery, murder, and covetousness.
Yet, for all of that, the Bible is revered by most Christians above all other literature, and its Old Testament contains books of the exodus and the law revered in much the same sense by most Jews.
It is a given that such scriptures should be readily available in the homes of such believers, and efforts have been made for years to have them available in hotels and motels, and it is not uncommon to find them in offices, and as required in American courts.
Each American president takes his oath of office with his hand placed on a Bible, and America's Supreme Court Building has exterior inscriptions from the Bible, as do many of America's college and university buildings.
While the claim is made, with reason, that "religion has been taken out of America's schools," yet government meetings at all levels often start with prayer, and speeches end with the customary "God bless America" while America's currency still features the saying "In God we trust."
Even athletic events customarily start with the National Anthem which boldly states in the lesser known fourth verse "and this be our motto In God Is OurTrust."
As America seems bent on becoming more and more secular, our heritage based on belief in the teachings and history of the Holy Bible seems secure....for now.
How prominent a place do those scriptures, or other scriptures such as Buddhist scriptures and The Qur'an, occupy in your life? Cumulatively our responses will say a great deal about our society today.
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