Tuesday, July 17, 2007
Year of the Bible
To the Editor of The Blade:
In the December, 1981, issue of Harper's magazine, author Luigi Barzini wrote in his article, "The Americans":
"The United States is... a great nation, in many ways the greatest nation of all times... Very few imitators have understood that the secret of the United States' tremendous success... was a spiritual wind... an all-pervading religiousness, later the sense of duty, the submission to a God-given code of personal behavior..." These godly ethics, Mr. Barzini noted, are now "feebler, discredited by intellectuals, corroded by the doubts of these impious times, but without them, or what is left of them, America would not be what it is."
Significantly, President Reagan has proclaimed 1983 as the Year of the Bible. Yet how many are aware of this? Or care? All patriots should lend their support to counteract America's frightening downfall.
Clearly our government apparatus is sick and our national morale faints. May God bless America with healing and heeding the encouraging words of 2 Chronicles 7:14 that President Reagan's hand was upon during his inaugural oath.
As the United States of America we can truly make 1983 the Year of the Bible.
DAVID A. HOOVER*
May 12, 1983
The Blade (Toledo, Ohio)
Posted by David Ben-Ariel at 10:48 AM