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    Quote Originally Posted by Djinn View Post
    What does this story have to do with Christians? Rubio was quoting Proverbs; from the Old Testament - which is precisely his field of study.
    So Christians do not read the Old Testament? How is it his field of study?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Djinn View Post
    The "attack" is rather articulate, and worth a read.

    Marco Rubio Is Tweeting the Most Republican Part of the Bible - POLITICO Magazine

    Hey @ptif219 ... Are telling us that this Yale Professor is "showing his ignorance"? You've been rather enamored of that phrase lately.
    Indeed, the OP article itself says "Opinion" in big letters ... a less articulate rebuttal than the piece upon which he is commenting (also an opinion).
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    Quote Originally Posted by ptif219 View Post
    So Christians do not read the Old Testament? How is it his field of study?
    Prof. Joel Baden is a specialist in the Pentateuch, Biblical Hebrew, and disability theory in biblical studies.

    Joel S. Baden | Yale Divinity School
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    Quote Originally Posted by Djinn View Post
    Prof. Joel Baden is a specialist in the Pentateuch, Biblical Hebrew, and disability theory in biblical studies.

    Joel S. Baden | Yale Divinity School
    He sounds like a partisan political hack. To call Proverbs the GOP part of the Bible shows what an idiot he is

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    Quote Originally Posted by ptif219 View Post
    He sounds like a partisan political hack. To call Proverbs the GOP part of the Bible shows what an idiot he is
    That's not what he said. This is what he said:

    Proverbs is notable in that is presents a fairly consistent view of the world: The righteous are rewarded, and the wicked are punished. In the understanding of Proverbs, everyone gets what is coming to them; behavior is directly linked to reward or punishment. This worldview has social consequences: Those who succeed in life must be more righteous than those who struggle.

    Some of the statements in Proverbs look strikingly similar to those made by modern-day conservative policymakers. Take, for example, Representative Mo Brooks (R-Ala.), who, arguing that poorer people should pay more for health care, recently said, “Those people who lead good lives, they’re healthy.” It’s not quite a direct quote from Proverbs, but it’s not too far from these: “The Lord does not let the righteous go hungry” (Proverbs10:3) and “A slack hand causes poverty, but the hand of the diligent makes rich” (Proverbs 10:4). In short: Proverbs is probably the most Republican book of the entire Bible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Djinn View Post
    That's not what he said. This is what he said:
    From the Op

    Yale Divinity School Professor Joel Baden made a fool of himself Sunday morning in Politico when he complained about Sen. Marco Rubio's habit of tweeting verses from Proverbs. The Florida Republican, Baden complains, was quoting "the most Republican parts of the Bible."

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    Quote Originally Posted by ptif219 View Post
    From the Op
    The OP was an opinion piece. Said so right there on the label.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ptif219 View Post
    He sounds like a partisan political hack. To call Proverbs the GOP part of the Bible shows what an idiot he is
    Look in a mirror, wrongasaurus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ptif219 View Post
    Once again democrats show their hate for Christians. The ignorance this man spews is amazing. I guess he thinks Christians have no rights and free speech only applies to democrats

    False prophets and fake news: Yale Divinity professor attacks Marco Rubio for tweeting Bible verses from Proverbs
    You just debunked your own claim and I'll wager you don't know why. More GOP lies.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ptif219 View Post
    Once again democrats show their hate for Christians. The ignorance this man spews is amazing. I guess he thinks Christians have no rights and free speech only applies to democrats

    False prophets and fake news: Yale Divinity professor attacks Marco Rubio for tweeting Bible verses from Proverbs
    Democrats hate Christians? Billy Graham himself voted Democrat his whole life. Spin that, senior paid poster!
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