Though anti-Semitism has been on the wane in recent years in America, a 2011 poll by the anti-Defamation League found that there are still 15% of the public who are confirmed anti-Semites. The bigotry still appears in subtle ways. In the same poll it was found that 3 in 10 Americans think American Jews are more loyal to Israel than to the U.S. This lesson makes clear that God is not about to give up on the Jews. They had the prophets and Jesus is descended from them. So much of Western society (including our legal-system-based-morality related to the Ten Commandments) is rooted in Judaism.
Are you paying attention? Or are you paying attention to the wrong stuff? A voice that sounds a lot like Wisdom as we met her in Proverbs begs us to learn from past experience, so as not to spend money when we can get free stuff. The first generation liberated from Egypt died in the desert because they didn’t learn. And when the people pointed with oohs and ahhs towards current events, Jesus asked them to learn from the past to recognize that some things are not as significant as the eternal choices.
The government has finally woken up to the fact that the health of our children in this country is threatened by their food. For two generations, since World War II, food has become increasingly processed and the era of the fast food meal is well and truly with us.
Karen hates church. She feels it's a place where people are brainwashed. She thinks the people who go to church are weak, looking for a crutch in sermons that tell them how to behave. Karen clearly has an issue with established religion.