Swallowing Camels/Straining at Gnats

Some media types these days don't like "Bible thumping." But there are times when, as the author of Cultural Literacy, Prof. E. D. Hirsch noted, the Bible can be a useful communications tool. The retired University of Virginia prof made a splash with his thesis that people in India needed to read the Bible to understand their only common language: English. Let's take that Jesus phrase, "swallow camels while straining at gnats." That's a pretty succinct way of describing our all-too-human tendency to commit huge mistakes in judgment while getting choked up on lesser things. Take the current controversy over sequestration. Our colleague, Tony Perkins, president of Family Research Council, notes that the Obama administration is releasing prisoners who have entered the U.S. illegally. But at the same time this Obama administration wants to deport a family of German refugees who are living a quiet and godly life in Tennessee. Swallowing camels -- releasing actual lawbreakers; straining at...(Read Full Article)