|Or is he just another secret Muslim? (Via)|
Like the other candidates, Bush focused on his anti-abortion rights record and painted himself as a defender of religious liberty. He opened up about a born-again moment he experienced in the '80s, when he decided to read the Bible from end to end.
I got about halfway through Romans when I realized that Jesus was my savior," he said. (CNN via)(love how the defense of religious liberty is directly associated with the liberty to interfere with other people's possibly irreligious liberty), or,
Former Governor Jeb Bush give a personal account of how reading the bible from cover to cover as an adult, changed his life. “I realized that Jesus Christ is my savior,” said Bush. “I can’t wait to get home for Sunday Funday and to pray with my wife.” (Leslie Chapman, Pop Goes the City)Halfway through Romans is around page 2127 of 2355 in my cover-to-cover Harper Collins Study Bible edition—
So it wasn't a casual project. Nevertheless, even though he was nine tenths of the way through, he doesn't seem to have finished reading it, because last spring he was trying again:
Looking for a good summer read? Jeb Bush has some suggestions.He was reading the Good Book cover to cover as he had not done before and had arrived at the Epistles, but still felt he was starting.
Unless perhaps he was reading it backwards, back cover to front cover?
And the other question is, is it possible that, in some bizarre retroactionary phenomenon, even as Governor Bush has moved forward through the summer, his Bible experience has somehow migrated backwards in time, 30 years, and settled into an entirely different phase of his life?
Cross-posted at The Rectification of Names.