Tag Archives: Bible

Why is ‘justice’ such a dirty word in so many churches?

By Robert Mann Do you ever wonder how religious leaders and those in the pews can read their Bibles and then remain silent about the scandalous injustice against the poor that our society tolerates? Why isn’t the state Capitol crawling … Continue reading

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Justice might be a Biblical command, but it’s a government job

By Robert Mann Imagine you’re walking along the Mississippi River with friends when you spy a figure bobbing in the water. It’s a child. There’s no time to summon the police, so you swim to save it. Later, another child … Continue reading

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What does the Bible really say about the death penalty?

My column in last Sunday’s Times-Picayune poked a bit of fun at literalist Christians who contend that every word of the Bible is the inspired (i.e., dictated) word of God. Those who take that position to support their condemnation of homosexuality, for example, … Continue reading

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Bobby Jindal’s Prayerpalooza: ‘Jesus would have been horrified’

By Robert Mann There is a fascinating and instructive cover story in the new edition of Newsweek on how most believers know almost nothing about the Bible. As author Kurt Eichenwald writes near the beginning of the piece, “Newsweek’s exploration here … Continue reading

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