We’ve all been waiting a long time for something good to come from Nazareth! And it finally has.
We at the Jesus Blog heard that your week was moving a little sluggishly and thought a free gift might make you feel better. To that end, we pass along the fantastic news that Anders Runesson’s groundbreaking The Origins of the Synagogue: A Socio-Historical Study is available for FREE on his academia.edu site here.
If you were really pro life you would care about protecting people from the cradle to the grave, not just from the womb to the cradle. What most of you lack (and I am anti-abortion myself) is a consistent ethic. You think that if you care about a child from conception to birth then your work is over. But that’s not but a fraction of the story. If you really cared about people like you say you do you would want them to have health care, good schools, good food, good families, and good environments. You would be active in movements engaged in attempts to make the world a better place for everyone.
But the fact is, and just go ahead and admit it, you don’t really care about any of that. You just pretend to care about the lives of the unborn so that you can assume a posture of moral superiority.
Admit it. Just be honest for once. And then, please, just sit down and shut up and get out of the way of those of us who really do care about life- from conception to burial.
And their Prof’s or supervisors put their own names on the product? It’s a sad, badly kept secret of higher ed. The next time you grab a book and praise your favorite superstar academic to the skies, chances are pretty good that some of the work, or maybe even most of it, was written by an unnamed lowly student.
If students passed in work by someone else, it’s called plagiarism. Guess what…