Political Review: 8/11/2017

Today Mr. Trueblood and I discuss what happened in politics these past two weeks. We touch on Anthony Scaramucci’s firing. We then give you our thoughts on the vote-a-rama flop and the Republican Party. After that we delve right into General Kelly and A.G. Sessions going after the leakers inside the White House. Then we talk about the pressing issue of a nuclear North Korea and the threats it is hurling at America. This is a jammed pack and an important Political Review that you won’t want to miss.

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Political Review: 7/28/2017

Today in your #Political Review Mr. Trueblood and I discuss the important issues that happened these past two weeks. We give you our opinion about the Donald J. Trump and Jeff Sessions #drama. We elaborate on Sean Spicer’s resignation as well as update you on what’s going on in the #senate with #healthcare. This is the show to listen to if you want to stay up to date:

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“Love your Neighbor” and the Muslim Refugees.

Was smoking my Gandalf pipe outside while pondering, love your neighbor, the Good Samaritan parable (Lk 10:25-37), and Muslim refugees. I realized something intriguing. The Good Samaritan didn’t bring the beaten Jew to his own home or community, he brought him to an inn. Probably because he didn’t know if the man was good or bad.

Why is this important or relevant to the Muslim refugees? It’s is of the upmost importance because Christians use “love your neighbor” as a reason for bringing Muslim refugees to our country. However, within the context of scripture that application is terribly misguided. It is misguided for two main reasons.

1: A Jew and Samaritan were both still living within the Roman Empire.

-This is important because they both were helping fellow countrymen. It would be similar to a Texan helping a Californian. Different statesman, different political beliefs, both Americans. Hermetically this passage cannot be used to push the agenda of bringing Muslim refugees to America.

2: The Samaritan took the beaten Jew to an inn, not his home. 

-The Samaritan brings the man to a safe place away from himself and family. 

Love your neighbor, and, the Good Samaritan parable cannot correctly be applied to the Muslim refugees. That is not to say we cannot glean wisdom from this passage. The Samaritan brought the man to an inn. If America chooses to do something about the refugees it would be wise to set up a safe zone within Syria for the refugees to live as charities give them aid. That is the wisdom that could be applied from this ancient text to this modern situation.