Sunday, February 25, 2007

YouTube Bible Bender of the Day: Arabs want Peace
In this commercial:
A Jewish boy reading the Torah looks up and asks his father, "Dad, it says here you shall not steal."
The father answers, "That's right my son."
The little boy responds, "Does that include Arab land?"

Time Magazine: Revealing a particular interest in sinking big ships, James Cameron has made a new documentary that claims that Jesus is dead, and buried in Jerusalem along with his mother, his wife, and two sons. Newsweek expands on the controversy, pointing out that "good sense, and the Bible" counter these claims.

Dallas Observer (TX): Sherman Allen, a Pentecostal minister has been accused of physically and sexually abusing members of his congregation who sought his spiritual guidance. Allen allegedly used Bible verses to justify the beatings and the passage "Touch not mine anointed, and do my prophets no harm" to intimidate his victims from pressing charges. Julie Lyons of the Dallas Observer, who calls herself Bible Girl, provides her thoughts on the pastor's manipulation of the Bible. Get Religion, a site that monitors how religion is portrayed in the media, reviews Lyons' article.

Nashua Telegraph (NH): A man from the Solomon Islands came to the U.S. and earned a degree in linguistics and theology so that he could translate the Bible into his native tongue.

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