Saturday, October 4, 2008

Bible is a Banned Book

Banned Book Week is observed in the U.S. from Sept. 27 to Oct. 4 this year.
One thing to be concerned about is that many Muslim countries ban importing, owning or reading the Holy Bible.
This is like the dark ages.
Above is a link to an article about how bringing a Bible, crucifix or Star of David into Saudi Arabia is very difficult. Official churches are not allowed there, and foreign residents are discouraged from meeting on Sundays, since that looks suspicious to the religious police.
Let's celebrate that most of us live in countries where religious books are freely available, and we can choose to attend services, if we so desire.


L.L. Barkat said...

A gift to have the scriptures, yes.

Kaye said...

God bless America. Despite its problems, we could be so much worse off!

Found you today via Higher Calling! said...

Isn't it amazing how much we in America take for granted? Our religious freedom is so old shoe here and yet so much of the world suffers and takes huge risks in just congregating to worship -- never mind owning a Bible or Star of David or a cross or a rosary.

Excellent post!



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Sparkles said...

What a good point to bring up about the Bible and other religious symbols banned in certain countries. Americans fought long and hard for religious many consider us Christians to be "passe" Oh what they are missing! Sparkles