Devout evangelical Protestant Stephen Green is planning to spend $800 million to build the world’s largest Bible museum, on the Mall no less (“Hobby Lobby chief to build Bible museum near Capitol,” WJW, Oct. 16).
That amount of money would go very, very far, indeed, in feeding the hungry, tending to the sick and clothing the naked. WWJD: What would Jesus do? For that matter, what would Jesus’ fellow Jews, the rabbis, say?
Bibliolatry can constitute its own form of idolatry. In privileging concrete and mortar over flesh and blood, Mr. Green is demonstrating a profound lack of understanding of the meaning of the message of the Hebrew prophets, let alone the nature of authentic Christian discipleship.
JOHN H. WILCOX