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Entries by John R. Coats from 07/2010

Jacob, Bank Fraud, and the Thieves of Wall Street

| Posted 07.06.2010 | Religion

Jacob's wanting more is hardly an ambition that we in the 21st century could condemn with a straight face. Where it gets both morally murky and strikingly familiar is the path he chooses for acquiring more.

Were Sodom and Gomorrah Really Torched for Homosexuality?

| Posted 07.26.2010 | Religion

What if the authors of this fable intended the mob's behavior to be understood as symptomatic of something far more ominous -- that is, a breach in the social contract that could threaten the fabric of desert culture?