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Posts tagged with ‘Bible’

  • Duck Calls and Pilgrims: Religious Freedom in America

    By Donald E. Knebel on December 26, 2013
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    A&E’s suspension of “Duck Dynasty’s” Phil Robertson for an interview in which he seemingly equated “homosexuals” with “terrorists” and “homosexual behavior” with “bestiality” based on his interpretation of the Bible has caused an outcry from conservative commentators and politicians, including Ted Cruz and Sarah Palin, who characterize the suspension as an attack on “religious liberty” and “free speech.”  It plainly […]
  • Was Jesus a Marxist?

    By Donald E. Knebel on December 10, 2013
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    Rush Limbaugh recently spent about an hour criticizing Pope Francis’ 50,000 word “Evangelii Gaudium” (The Joy of the Gospel), claiming it contains “pure Marxism” because of its emphasis on improving the lot of the poor and reducing income inequality.  Sarah Palin chimed in that the Pope’s remarks “sound kind of liberal, [and] has [sic] taken me aback.”  These conservative voices, […]
  • Laws Based on the Bible – a Preview

    By Donald E. Knebel on November 25, 2013
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    Some politicians are fond of saying that American laws should be based on the laws of God as taught in the Bible.  The Bible certainly contains moral principles that can properly be reflected in our civil laws, such as commands not to accept bribes and not to lie to a court.  The teachings of Jesus, such as loving your neighbor […]