Daily Archives: October 26, 2012

The Controversial Issue, and the Rich Young Ruler

My church had its Bible study last night.  I have two items. 1.  The church that I attend is a Presbyterian Church (USA).  The issue of homosexuality has been contentious within this denomination, which has allowed openly gay clergy, while … Continue reading

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Paul Krugman’s The Conscience of a Liberal 1

I started Paul Krugman’s The Conscience of a Liberal. According to Krugman, prior to the New Deal, particularly during the period after the Civil War through the 1920’s, the United States had a significant amount of income inequality.  Granted, Krugman … Continue reading

Posted in Economics, History, Political Philosophy, Politics

They Got Their Ideas from Us

In my latest reading of Erwin Goodenough’s By Light, Light: The Mystic Gospel of Hellenistic Judaism, Goodenough talks about a view among Jews and Christians that pagans got some of their ideas from figures in the Hebrew Bible. On page … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Greco-Roman, Religion