In a recent interview, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said the Bible was and continues to be the biggest influence on her thinking. When a reporter asked Clinton to name one book that made her the woman she is today, she said, “At the risk of appearing predictable, the Bible was and remains the biggest influence on my thinking. I was raised reading it, memorizing passages from it and being guided by it. I still find it a source of wisdom, comfort and encouragement.”
By Debapriya Chatterjee—Atheist Republic
Clinton’s response received praises from certain quarters.
However, some scoffed at her response, saying Clinton is far from religious and contradicted herself by referring to the Bible.
“How do you believe in God and support abortion? Killing babies is premeditated murder. They are people, you know,” wrote one commentator while another said, “Apparently Hillary Clinton didn’t read the verses about lying and bearing false witness.”
In April, Clinton spoke about her Methodist upbringing, while delivering a speech at the United Methodist Women’s Assembly, which was organized in Kentucky where more than 7,000 women gathered to discuss spiritual and social issues.