It’s official. Independent Bible reading – without benefit of clergy or religious dogma – makes you more liberal. Frequent Bible readers are more likely to reject the death penalty; more likely to work for social and economic justice.
Of course, reading the Bible on your own can also lead to those infamous right-wing political and moral attitudes toward guns, gays, and god, but the Baylor Religion Survey found rays of hope for peace in the 300-year war between science and religion.
Frequent Bible reading is more likely to lead to the erosion of the infamous Bush Era Patriot Act, recently endorsed by Barack Obama . . . Did he read the Bible he laid his hand on while taking the Oath of Office?