We are losing our consciousness of the Bible

David Brooks flubbed the Bible, and his June 13 column for the New York Times now bears this correction:An earlier version of this column incorrectly identified the biblical texts in which three figures -- Saul, David and Esther -- appear. Their stories are told in other books of the Jewish Bible, but not in the Torah. The column also incorrectly described a passage from I Corinthians that ends with the statement, “God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong.” It was wri … [Read more...]

Divorcing Jesus from religion

Divorcing Jesus from Religion

Like all divorces this one is going to be messy.You're the judge, so try sorting this out: The complainant files papers saying she's trapped in a loveless marriage. There's neglect and even some abuse. The complainant wants full custody of the kid and certain rights and privileges to the house and the bank accounts -- none of which would exist if the plaintiff hadn't built them in the first place. This is roughly where we sit as people try to divorce Jesus from religion.The complainant … [Read more...]


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