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  •  I've never paid much attention (1+ / 0-)
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    to what's been said by Trump or Jesus.  I do know that the political religious right (nothing against Christianity here, but I do see a vast gulf between the stated beliefs of the fundamentalist arm of that religion and its politics) has ignored many of the basic tenets of the book upon which it founded its beliefs.

    In my people's Torah -- the first five books of the Old Testament, you'd call it, or the Pentateuch -- loving the stranger among us is a commandment that is repeated in one form or another 36 times -- far more times than we Jews are told to love each other in that same Torah.  Putting aside the significance of the number 36 to my folks, the repetition, over and over again, of the command to love the stranger in our society is powerfully significant in itself.

    Christianity claims to have its roots in our book (sometimes I wish they'd just give it back and end the farce).  It seems right that politicians who claim to follow Christian precepts would take a closer look at the idea of caring for strangers (people who are alone and in need) in our society.  But nope.

    Romae in die non combureretur.

    by Not A Bot on Tue Aug 27, 2013 at 09:56:17 AM PDT

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