Religion: A Potterism

Unitarian Charles F. Potter's contribution to the headlines last week was a proposal for an All-American Bible wherein American heroes and heroines would be substituted for Jewish, and wherein the writings of great Americans would become canonized. Thus for Jesus, substitute Lincoln; for Deborah (prophetess and campaigner against social wrongs), substitute Jane Addams; for Isaiah, Tom Paine or Thomas Jefferson; for the Psalms, our native verse. "If we are to have the Bible taught in our American schools, let it be the American Bible!" This proposal became at once the butt of many a...

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