The Bible is literature
I do not know anything about the American Bible Society's survey, but the question asked of people in 100 cities if they believe the Bible to be "accurate" is as meaningless as going to the local library and asking if all the books in the shelves are accurate. The librarian would be puzzled, to say the least. This question, as described in the Feb. 3 "Potpourri" section would have to be asked in context of the particular writing in the Bible being referred to. It is a shame that we are not teaching the Bible as literature in our public schools. It is great literature, and I believe could be taught as such, without violating the constitution.
Jack H. Albert
Water study results should be transparent
Due to the current water disaster we have suffered here, I could not help but think of the water disaster that took place at Marine Corps Camp Lejeune a few years ago.
Similar but dissimilar. I wanted to find out how Camp Lejeune is fairing, but on Jan. 8, the Tarawa Terrace Housing at Camp Lejeune was affected by a sewage overflow of more than 9,000 gallons of wastewater.
The water system there still seems to be in disarray. The Camp Lejeune Water Study is on a secured page requiring special authorization. Woe unto us if we have to go through years of litigation, scientific and medical research, just to have everything thrown into a classified study like Camp Lejeune and never know any results of this very human disaster due to bureaucracy's "pass the blame pressure" and federal, state and local government coverups.
Roy L. Green