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(RNS) The Bible encourages the “repression of women,” and it’s silent on such fraught topics as war or slavery. annual “State of the Bible” survey reveals “the people of the book are not people of this book,” said Geof Morin, chief communication officer for the society. “We know 88 percent of people say they have a Bible. They think: ‘I have a Bible. I have had one for a long time. I must know what’s in it.’ But people overestimate their knowledge,” Morin said.As least, that’s what about one in five U.S. adults believe. But they’re wrong. The American Bible Society’s