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    Rightly are the simple so called

    Hi teacher

    please help me with Christopher Hitchens's quote "One recalls the governor of Texas who, asked if the Bible should also be taught in Spanish, replied that "if English was good enough for Jesus, then it is good enough for me." Rightly are the simple so called."

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    Re: Rightly are the simple so called

    Welcome to the forum, suohj.

    It means something like 'It's OK to call people stupid if that's what they are'.

    (The governor simple-mindedly thought that Jesus spoke English.)

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