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Oct 21, 2022·edited Oct 21, 2022Author

Before I saw that Steve was the first one to like this post, I thought that he was the author and was dying to tell him that I appreciated the way he approached looking at the Scripture (even though I'm one of those apostates who left the Christian faith decades ago) and wondered if his upbringing in the Jewish synagogue (and their approach to the Torah) informed how he approaches the Bible.

Then I saw this article had an entirely new author I hadn't seen here at The Racket News! Saying that I mistook your writing on religion for Steve's hopefully conveys how much I appreciated your piece and look forward to future contributions from my perch as a reader.

(And Steve - sorry for mistaking another's writing for your own. That's what you get when you recruit quality contributors. :-)

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I can think of few honors greater as a writer than to have my work compared to Steve's. I've been a huge fan of his work since we met during our time at The Resurgent and am grateful to be working alongside him and other former Resurgent friends again.

Thank you for the kind words. Glad you enjoyed the piece.

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Thank you Kim.

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Oct 21, 2022Liked by Chris J. Karr, Tim Thomas

I'm so glad I stopped to read this great post! Thank you, Tim, for the encouragement and helping us to keep our focus on what matters most: sharing the hope of Christ to those that are in need of hope.

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Thank you Tracy.

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Oct 21, 2022Liked by Chris J. Karr, Tim Thomas

I am going to share this and hopefully reach a few friends that are so careful not to step on toes by saying Biblical truths. Thank you and I look forward to more from you!

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God Family Country

There is a political party in the USA today that is flying the banner of God, Family, and Country. Very reasonable, albeit vacuous, but implicit in the statement is that those of the other party are against these things. To the contrary, it is difficult to imagine anybody who does not support their own religious faith, their families, and a strong and pleasant country to live in. For whatever reason, the other party has not explicitly defended their beliefs in these things. It would be simple to do so.

The proponents of this slogan seem to have in mind a very narrow view of what a religion, a family, or a country is. The obvious retort would be support for “The Peoples of All Religions, All Families, and All Nations”. Given that the claim is made, at least in part, on religious grounds, the response can also be given a religious slant. What keeps going through my mind is the adage WWJD (What Would Jesus Do?). His response, to me anyway, seems obvious. He would choose to Love Peoples of All Gods, to Love All Families whatever their make-up might be, and to Love the Peoples of All Countries throughout the world.

The coming election is, at least in part, a referendum on whether our values are exclusive to a specific segment of the population or inclusive, extending to the Universal!

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Thank you Marla

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