Jesus was an observant Jew, so it would be expected that he attended the Jewish school as a boy preparing for manhood. It was the tradition and custom then as now. Another point is the Aramaic word translated as meaning carpenter in modern English, at the time of Jesus meant a worker in hard materials, such as stone, metal, and wood. At the time of Jesus the prevalent material around Nazareth was black basalt stone, and therefore Jesus most likely was what we call a stone mason earning one dinar a day for his labor which he would take home and give to his mother for the household.
 December 23, 2015 at 10:46am
Radical Muslims do have a strict moral sexual conduct code. They do not follow it but they do become incited when they see western culture not following it. Hypocrisy all around.
December 21, 2015 at 2:26pm
Austin Texas and University of Texas main campus is another one. I was betting it was a progressive liberal place at the beginning. Progressive liberal cities that have voted that way for the last 60 years are where most shooting like this happen.
 December 21, 2015 at 2:10pm
The high cost of health insurance is by and large from government meddling in the health care industry, and ill founded law suits against providers filed willy nilly with no consequences for the filer when the law suit turns out to be frivolous. Loser pays as a consequence of a law suit would cut the expense of a lot of things including healthcare. Hillary cannot seem to learn that insurance is a business based on statistics, a math science. She cannot accept that dictating the exchange of fees for service without regard for actual costs raises real prices. Again the progressive liberals have failed Economics 001, remediation for progressive liberal politicians.
 December 21, 2015 at 1:42pm
The problem with progressive liberals is you cannot get them to listen to anything they do not want to hear. Only a progressive liberal can tell a progressive liberal anything, and have the m believe it. Progressive liberals hasve ruled the USA for the last 50 years and the results are cities like Chicago, Baltimore, Philadelphia, Washington DC, LA, and a host of others with high crime, high welfare loads on the public treasury, high murder rates, and low median incomes. They are all too politically correct to even define the root cause of their problems. Real honest truthful facts do not fit the narrative progressive liberals believe.
[-1] December 18, 2015 at 10:13pm
Your polls are all well and good. But, when the rubber meets the road in college STEM courses post the freshman year, the attrition is mostly the women. They cannot hack it as a group. Not to say there no great women STEM students. There are! But they seem to be the exception. I put the credit for that on secondary education which is not sufficiently rigorous for STEM college level work preparation. Year after year my math students had high expectations for STEM studies in college only to find the boys did it and most of the girls did something else.
An alternative explanation for the attrition could be that the women find something else they are more interested in and move in that direction.
June 25, 2015 at 11:18am
Reader’s Digest ran an article on this fiasco not that long after the deal fell through. At the time the City of New London was close to becoming what Detroit did become, a poverty stricken welfare waste land. Furthermore there was not good infrastructure for transportation in and out for commerce at that time. Another fine example of progressive liberal good intentions raking community taxpayers over the glowing coals of their incompetence rising from irrational “thinking?” far and away from the reality of life in the real world.
June 12, 2015 at 12:15pm
Teenagers are minors for a reason. Their minds have not sufficiently developed for them to have sound judgement, and they have insufficient life experience to have leaned to apply proper judgement. It is fully the responsibility of every parent To thoroughly civilize, socialize, and educate their children. Turning children over to the government is to that is to abdicate that responsibility. There is an old Arab proverb: To raise a child without a trade is to raise a thief. Governance is incompetent and it is best to limit the influence of incompetence. The age of majority is now 18, but the human brain does not mature until about age 26.
June 12, 2015 at 11:45am
This separation of church and state lie has to end. As I recall it all came from a decision by Hugo Black when he was siting on the Supreme Court just post WWII. He misquoted Thomas Jefferson in his letter to a clergyman discussing the roles of the church and the state in public affairs reaffirming his belief the church should not not be wholly supported by the state thus giving the state say in the affairs of the church. The church is a very necessary element in the public affairs of the country. It is the source and basis of civility and morality, especially Christianity. The church is the legitimate source of the teachings of natural law, the law that is the statement of the unalienable rights mentioned in the Constitution. Remove the church from public discourse and you get the irascible, insulting, disrespect, and violent conduct that fills the headlines of today. The root of this conflict is between the “sexual revolution” and Christianity. And at the moment the sexual reveloution has the floor in public discourse.
 June 11, 2015 at 12:19am
Unfortunately this is probably the only place in the entire media environment where these bits of information will ever be published.
O'reilly had a story recently about this teacher that was punched in the face by a student. 10 minutes later that student was back in his class with no consequences. This teacher who was black, was reporting a widespread policy that now exists that because of "white supremacy" black children were no longer being made to face any kind of consequences for bad behavior in school. Look it up for yourself. If this is true, what is going to happen when they run wild and amok in front of Police where they are "required" to stop and listen and obey. I suspect it will be more and greater and escalating chaos. WE HAVE EQUAL PROTECTION UNDER THE LAW IN THIS COUNTRY WHICH IS GOING BY THE WAYSIDE BECAUSE OF LOUD VOICES SCREAMING RACISM AT EVERY TURN. Pretty soon it will be chaos because you can't police at all If you do, you are the criminal. Well, the consequences will be chaos, first in communities where people are most likely to attack and disregard the police. OK. Follow the idiots off the cliff. This has already happened in NY and Baltimore. WHO AND HOW MANY HAVE DIED? WHAT HAS HAPPENED TO THE NUMBERS?
THEY ARE THROUGH THE ROOF!! IS THIS POLICY IN THE SCHOOLS WHICH WILL LEAD TO MORE CHAOS INTENTIONAL?????????????????????
 June 8, 2015 at 8:41pm
I’m sure the immediate officers of the court stand an excellent chance of losing their law licenses, and in addition perjury convictions seem also certain. The civil rights law suit looks like a lead pipe cinch winner, and the accused better start doing everything they can to settle out of court on the civil law suit.
 May 20, 2015 at 1:37pm
This comes across as a major waste of tuition monies on another worthless degree.
 May 20, 2015 at 1:28pm
Fortunately, on this side of the lake a repeat sex offender goes back to jail unless they have a really slick lawyer. The very lefty progressive liberal feel good UK tends to turn too many evil beings lose. Too bad the lady kick boxer did not end it permanently when she could.
 May 20, 2015 at 1:20pm
And just why was this woman not driven to a remote part of an absolutely huge parking lot before being allowed behind the wheel? Not a good decision to have a novice near anything that can be damaged the first several times out.
OVER 21--AGE-OF-REASON.... not anyone-elses' fault BUT hers.... accept your-own responcibility... UNLESS you're all partof the [d]PROG-NEW-WORLDORDER!!
 May 20, 2015 at 1:11pm
The title “Professor” says academia, and fully imbued progressive liberal. Progressive liberal says emotional over and above all reason, that is irrational. Religious Studies says lost by way of complete compromise of all principles for living a useful life. There is no possible rational use to publicizing the random thought of an ignorant person.
 May 10, 2015 at 10:02pm
Until I read the article I was sure it was going to be a big old feral hog. I have relatives in Florida and Alabama that make a living taking out the feral hogs that root up yards and terrorize neighborhoods. They also defecate everywhere leaving a serious sanitation problem. A bear is real serious trouble for a 7 year old, as are the hogs. The bear is probably protected too. Both kill people. Hogs though will hunt people.
 April 20, 2015 at 9:06pm
I quit going to Hardees when their burgers prices went up $1. And now every fast food joint has prices too high for the product served, because food prices have skyrocketed. Now I cook on the weekend for the whole week, and no more fast food. For fast food prices I can go to a sit down restaurant, but that is reserved for Sunday after church.
$15/hour for an entry level job is a joke. Fast food is an entry level job! It’s there to teach you what you did not learn in school about holding down a job. It is not for raising a family or even living on your own. It is about learning about having a job, period.
Single cheeseburger at Wendy’s now $4.19. And no fries or drink. Your're lucky to get a recycled napkin. I can only afford to eat there once a week. And the worn out Holstein that they use is not that great.
April 18, 2015 at 5:53pm
This kind of crap is why there are state Religious Freedom Restoration Acts. The federal law protects in federal cases but not in state cases. So if your state does not have a RFRA, like Indiana did not, you have your right of conscience protected. There is an option of making a federal case out of it by suing for denial of constitutional rights or civil rights.
 April 11, 2015 at 11:51am
This is exactly what needs to be done to any media outlet that publishes or plays lies without saying it is fiction.
April 11, 2015 at 11:46am
Matt has it right. If both of you are not doing 70% of the work on the marriage you may be in trouble. That’s why police officers, soldiers, and any other 24/7-your-time-on-demand profession can kill a marriage. I have been married 48 years to the same lovely and charming wife. We did get married a second time in the wedding church in Bethlehem after 45 years.