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 … [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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