Welcoming the idea of members of United States (US) Congress possessing religious scripture, Hindus want them to have religious texts of all the religions.
Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that Library of Congress should supply to all the members of US Senate and House of Representatives, President and Vice President, the sacred texts of Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism, Judaism, Daoism, Confucianism, Baha’ism, Shinto, Jainism, Zoroastrianism, etc.
Zed, who is President of Universal Society of Hinduism, argued that by reading all these treasurehouses of wisdom, information and inspiration; they would make enlightened decisions about the welfare and future of Americans and the entire humanity. Moreover, if a particular answer was not found in one of the texts, Congress members could look into others for making informed policy decisions about this diverse and pluralistic nation and the world.
Rajan Zed was reacting to the reports of US House of Representatives member Steven Palazzo distributing Bibles to all the 535 offices of Congress members. Zed noted that they agreed with Palazzo when he said in his note: “I find that the best advice comes through meditating on God’s Word.”