In The New York Times

This: “In my readings of the New Testament, I find myself inspired by Jesus’ acts of compassion. His miracle of the loaves and fishes, his healing and his teaching are all motivated by the desire to relieve suffering.”

In The New York Times.

IN… The New York Times.

“And I’ve learned how the Talmud and the Bible repeat the theme of compassion, as in the passage in Leviticus that admonishes, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’”

Other things Leviticus says:
GAAHHHH!!! DUUUHHHH!! Periods are bad!!! Gays?!?! ARRGHH  Duuuhhhhh!! Kill stufff!!! BLLAARGGHH!!

Published in The New York Times.

Who wrote this piece? I sure hope it’s not someone famous and venerable.

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6 responses to “In The New York Times

  1. noforbiddenquestions

    Hoo boy. That’s not good. I guess I’ll take solace in the fact that it’s a contributed op-ed and not written by the Times’ editorial staff…?

  2. Oh dear. I guess we can say that Leviticus is Old Testament and Christ fixed all that stuff? It was a pretty violent place before He came along!

    I think animals with cloven hooves were forbidden too. I’m going to hell. I don’t remember if that part was Old or New Testament.

    • noforbiddenquestions

      Christ fixed all that stuff… except the good parts of Leviticus which were fine? (Like 19:18 which the Dalai Lama is referring to here.) It just kind of makes you wonder why God got all that stuff wrong on the first go-around, commanding everyone to behave in ways that would turn out to be bad. Kind of weird for an omnipotent, omniscient, benevolent deity.

      • Unless it lost something in the translation! Or, maybe the writers had selective hearing/sensing! I mean, the books were inspired were they not?

        Then they were translated and, oh my, we can talk about the errors in that process all day! :)

        You know how we humans are, we never get it straight!

    • It just doesn’t seem like a sweet old man saying hatefulness is bad and we should respect each other’s beliefs in magic belongs in a newspaper. He means well, sure, but who doesn’t mean well? Very few people.

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