Archive | January 2013

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So hey, America, there’s, like, this election thing tomorrow.  You should go vote in it, if you haven’t already.

And also come tomorrow, I can stop talking about religion and the election. But until then…

Paul Ryan told a group of evangelical Christians that President Obama threatens “Judeo-Christian values,” so this seems like as good as time as ever to talk about the concept of Judeo-Christian values.  Short version – they don’t exist.

This is not to say that there aren’t similarities between Christianity and Judaism.  That’s certainly true.  But when it comes down to trying to demarcate a specific list of principals or theological concepts that apply to all branches of Christianity and Judaism, but that don’t also apply to Islam or the wider range of Abrahamic religions, there isn’t a whole lot that falls into that category.

As the Wikipedia article on the subject helpfully demonstrates (and if…

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I’ll read the book someday. It looks as if Kaufmann had written it in this except from it!
What do you say about the excerpt?

Lamberth's Outlook and World View

Evolution of the Word: The New Testament in the Order the Books Were Written: Marcus J. Borg: 9780062082107: Amazon.com: Books

via Evolution of the Word: The New Testament in the Order the Books Were Written: Marcus J. Borg: 9780062082107: Amazon.com: Books.

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Read his gentle but firm approach to the anthology in ‘ The Faith of a Heretic” and ” Critique of Religion and Philosophy.”
Do your agree or disagree with the original article?

Yeshua- no to politics!

 

       Yeshua  advocates no social  policy as he ever stress salvation, as Kauffmann notes, and I infer also as those stored treasures. He wanted to build up his flock to whom He tells to obey  Him and only to preach his message never encouraging them to help others in need.

Kaufmann- that elegant writer!

Walter Kaufmann would not be today a gnu atheist, although sympathetic, was more gentle in his two books :” Faith of a Heretic” and ” Religion and Philosophy.” He was critical of religion. He had good to say about the Bible. He knew how theologians operate.

He wrote in an elegant manner.

 I think that as with Hume, philosophers should write commentary on his works.