By Charles A. Harris
Frederick Fuller of Roanoke set forth his opinion and plea to “unstupid ourselves and … get our ignorant minds away from the Bible” (“Keep the Bible out of politics,” commentary, Sept. 12). The Bible’s only legitimate place is to dictate religious liturgy and is otherwise irrelevant for the decisions of life, according to Fuller. Rather than refer to orthodox teachings of Christ, he can cite only abuses of the Christian faith as his supporting argument, which is analogous to citing malpractice cases as a justification to discard the teachings of medicine and surgery.
Harris, of Radford, is a practicing general surgeon at the Carilion New River Valley Medical Center in Christiansburg.