It’s time to add another entrant into “This Week in Stupid Observations!”
The new Museum of the Bible in Washington D.C. opened this past weekend, but some critics are saying that the museum dedicated to the sacred text isn’t inclusive enough for their liking.
One “scholar” in a particular, Yale University Hebrew Bible professor Joel S. Baden, took the museum — which he hasn’t even visited — to task for not having representations from faiths other than Christianity and Judaism.
“There are a number of prominent omissions that make it clear that it’s not a museum of the Bible as one might imagine it from a secular perspective,” Baden said.
No duh! It’s highly doubtful that the Bible was written by atheists, smart guy. What did you expect? The “Secularist’s Guide to Jesus?”
According to the New York Times:
The museum showcases a variety of Christian and Hebrew biblical artifacts, including fragments of the Dead Sea Scrolls and a Bible brought on the Mayflower. It also features exhibits on the Bible’s influence on society, including media, fashion and events in American and world history.
So where does the lack of inclusion come in? The Museum of the Bible clearly indicates that its purpose is to recognize the history and influence of the Bible.
Apparently, that’s not good enough for some.
New York Times writer Emily Cochrane noted that Baden “questioned the lack of representation of other religions and sects, including Mormonism and Islam.”
I’m sorry. Did Muslims all of a sudden begin using the Bible? If I’m wrong, please let me know.
People of other faiths are more than welcome to visit the Museum of the Bible in order to understand the history of “The Good Book.” However, everything doesn’t have to cater to everyone.
For video of what the inside of the museum looks like, watch below: