I didn't say anything about banning books. I would gladly fight to keep the Bible or any other book from being banned.<quoted text>
Aesops Fables not a bad little book, or William Bennetts, the "Book of Virtues", and certainly there's many others. But just because one might not like what the bible says, does not give license to heretics and charlatans to ban it.
This is a "free to read what anyone wishes to nation"-so long as anyone is NOT harming others with what they (merely) interpret.
What I said was "be critical". Criticism is VITAL to getting as close to the truth as possible. It is what makes science work. And if you have any doubts about it just consider that your computer, phone, and (if you take them) medicines are a result of this critical endeavor.
We went to the Moon based on it.
So when American Christians travel to poor nations and pass out the Bible without criticism of it they engender the kind of witch-hunting that we see happening over there. In Uganga they want to kill homosexuals. The Bible gives them a text book upon which to base that hateful proposition.
Without room for criticism a book becomes a weapon. For pete's sake, don't ban it. But do not EVER let it stand above criticism.