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January 28, 2016

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shsavage

Maybe there's something in "Two Corinthians" that will save his bacon.

Then there's this:

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1082091761821337&set=a.465373890159797.105934.100000615713149&type=3&theater

Peter G

I could not swear either way to the rabbinical nature of that interpretation of the phrase an eye for an eye. But I do know (surprising what sticks from one's early education) that the Jesuitical interpretation is that the punishment should not exceed the crime. I guess I know where they got that now.

Anne J

Now they want a self proclaimed christian to act christ like? For their benefit? How many years have they been shilling for right wing christian politicians who are some of the least charitable, empathetic people in politics? They've been playing the public for so long, I'm enjoying watching the Donald toy with them.

shsavage

The Old Testament eye for an eye rules go back to the Code of Hammurabi. It was meant to be taken literally, as a guide for punishments for different offenses.

Bob

It doesn't go out. O'Reilly is going to end up lesser than Trump in Heaven. Jesus reportedly said:

Matthew 5:18-19

18 For assuredly, I say to you, till heaven and earth pass away, one jot or one tittle will by no means pass from the law till all is fulfilled. 19 Whoever therefore breaks one of the least of these commandments, and teaches men so, shall be called least in the kingdom of heaven; but whoever does and teaches them, he shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.

Peter G

Indeed the Code of Hammurabi was the topic of study in a eight grade religious study class conducted by one of the sharpest minds it has ever been my good fortune to have as a teacher. The code is very specific and it is very interesting in how it equates values. But the discussion was principally about the underlying philosophy and its applicability to modern beliefs about morality. I remember those discussions with a vividness that surpasses almost everything else I was ever taught. In fact I'd say it was how I was taught how to think as opposed to what to think.

Turgidson

Fox News wouldn't know a "journalistic standard" if it bit them in the nose.

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