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What was the whole point of revelation? “Master, which is the great commandment in the Law?” Jesus said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your … Continue reading
Do you suppose they would call it “qualified pacifism”? I’m not sure giving it a name would make any difference, but it does make it easier to pull out a large concept if it has a handle. The problem we … Continue reading
It makes a world of difference when you give to family versus giving to just about anyone else. I actually like the article on tithing at Wikipedia. It corrects a lot of lies told by greedy clergymen. Nowhere is tithing … Continue reading
Justice for Enemies 5:43-48 Jesus isn’t really arguing with the Talmudic traditions here. He’s arguing with common Pharisaical behavior. It’s hard to find anything resembling “hate your enemies” except perhaps in the Qumran Scrolls, where the Qumran community taught something … Continue reading
Anglo-Saxon culture is unique in its dour and sour outlook. The world of Beowulf was always gloomy and dark. Despite some moderation through centuries of technological advancement and multicultural exposure, the under-layer of Western expectation is still that sad existence. … Continue reading