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Sun Nov 18, 2012, 11:18 AM

The danger of calling behavior ‘biblical’

http://religion.blogs.cnn.com/2012/11/17/my-take-the-danger-of-calling-behavior-biblical/comment-page-11/



The author argues that there are many meanings of the adjective 'biblical.'

November 17th, 2012
10:00 PM ET
My Take: The danger of calling behavior ‘biblical’
Editor's Note: Rachel Held Evans is a popular blogger from Dayton, Tennessee, and author of “A Year of Biblical Womanhood.”

By Rachel Held Evans, Special to CNN

On "The Daily Show" recently, Jon Stewart grilled Mike Huckabee about a TV ad in which Huckabee urged voters to support “biblical values” at the voting box.

When Huckabee said that he supported the “biblical model of marriage,” Stewart shot back that “the biblical model of marriage is polygamy.”

And there’s a big problem, Stewart went on, with reducing “biblical values” to one or two social issues such as abortion and gay marriage, while ignoring issues such as poverty and immigration reform.

It may come as some surprise that as an evangelical Christian, I cheered Stewart on from my living room couch.

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Response to cbayer (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 11:31 AM

1. And the dishonesty of calling values "biblical."

Pontificating at length about how supposed "good" values are "biblical" is the same thing. Have you told you father how you feel about his doing that?

Here is the link in case you forgot what it was he wrote.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1218&pid=54428

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Response to cleanhippie (Reply #1)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 02:15 PM

2. Oh the putrid stench of hypocrisy.

It's OK when liberals do it, dontchaknow.

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Response to cbayer (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 04:19 PM

3. Biblical Childrearing

"Yeah, the kid talked back once too often, so I stoned him to death."

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