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Posts Tagged ‘Old Testament

Old Testament teachings are, well, old

January 26, 2011

The following tongue-in-cheek letter addressed to Dr. Laura Schlesinger is a reminder that too many belief systems and believers pick and choose their way through religious teachings cafeteria style in determining what is “right” and “wrong”. [As a further note on the subject, far too many Christians in particular are operating by an “old” script […]

The ironies of Christian conscience

August 28, 2010

The Rev. William P. Mahedy, a chaplain in Vietnam, tells of a soldier he encountered on the field of battle. The soldier approaches the chaplain and asks: ‘Hey, Chaplain … how come it’s a sin to hop into bed with a mama-san but it’s okay to blow away gooks out in the bush?’ Mahedy later wrote […]

Why Are So Many Christians Conservative? Part 2

August 27, 2010

The Jesus of the New Testament spent his public career preaching about the nature of God and our relationship to God, but also about how we should deal with each other. He repeatedly blessed mercy, gentleness, peacemaking, community, and taking care of each other. He lifted up the poor and oppressed, and spoke poorly of […]