Re: Re: How should the Bible be interpreted?
I believe it's hard to truly believe that the Bible is non-interpretal. I think we all (Bible believing Christians and Jews) find the passages that say what we truly believe... or want to believe. It's impossible for me as a Christian to look at Jesus's statements about a new covenant without seeing "new rules" for life. Loving God still comes first, then loving your neighbor as yourself, and then that truly "radical" one - love your enemies (which is in the Old Testament - but not as clear-cut to me). No "except when" is listed there, but if you want those - you find a verse (probably in the Old Testament) that justifies murder of other of God's children. "They will know we are Christians by our love, by our love. They will know we are Christians by our love."
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The Oxfam report prompted Anand Giridharadas to tweet: "Don't be Pinkered into everything's-getting-better complacency."
- A new report by Oxfam argues that wealth inequality is causing poverty and misery around the world.
- In the last year, the world's billionaires saw their wealth increase by 12%, while the poorest 3.8 billion people on the planet lost 11% of their wealth.
- The report prompted Anand Giridharadas to tweet: "Don't be Pinkered into everything's-getting-better complacency." We explain what Steven Pinker's got to do with it.
Moans, groans, and gripes release stress hormones in the brain.
Could you give up complaining for a whole month? That's the crux of this interesting piece by Jessica Hullinger over at Fast Company. Hullinger explores the reasons why humans are so predisposed to griping and why, despite these predispositions, we should all try to complain less. As for no complaining for a month, that was the goal for people enrolled in the Complaint Restraint project.
Participants sought to go the entirety of February without so much as a moan, groan, or bellyache.
- Facebook and Google began as companies with supposedly noble purposes.
- Creating a more connected world and indexing the world's information: what could be better than that?
- But pressure to return value to shareholders came at the expense of their own users.
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