I enjoy your writings but I was surprised to read in your March 25 article in the Wall Street Journal, “Thomas Jefferson’s cut-and-paste Bible,” the following passage:
“Americans have long been a people of the book. John Winthrop quoted from the Bible in his ‘city on the hill’ sermon in 1630, and American political leaders have been quoting from it ever since. But we craft new Bibles too, from the Book of Mormon of the Latter-day Saints to the Christian Scientists’ ‘Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures’ and Elizabeth Cady Stanton’s ‘Woman’s Bible.’”
I cannot comment on the “Book of Mormon” or on Stanton’s “Woman’s Bible,” but “Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures,” by the discoverer of Christian Science, Mary Baker Eddy, is not a “new Bible” and was never intended to replace the Bible.
All of us are mistaken at times and I know from reading your book “God is not one” that you strive to be fair. I hope you will accept this correction in good faith.