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I disagree: the prophet Samuel and the will of the people, for instance

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Submitted by Abu Nudnik (Canada), Feb 7, 2011 at 18:47

I disagree. Certainly Christianity as a passive-resistant approach to Roman rule (except Revelations,) has its "render to Caesar..." but ancient Israel also has precedents, especially the successful populist rejection of Samuel's warning not to choose a king and become a nation. In fact the whole Hebrew Bible shows a God increasingly distancing himself from the life of man and giving man the responsibility for the resulting effects of his own actions.

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