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  1. A Jewish priest and a Jewish Levite in the parable of the Good Samaritan were experts in the law. They were proficient in the reading of the scriptures. “Everyone then who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock.” Matthew 7:24 Wisdom without action is meaningless. In the not too distance past, white people had a picnic after church and entertained themselves by hanging black people.

    They will know us by what we do and say……after reading the bible.

  2. I guess the question is also: Within the 27-35% who read the Bible, what is their definition of “wrong”? Most would say that “wrong” is represented by a vicious act designed to hurt a victim. I think we can all agree with that.

    But…can we also define wrong as being the absence of good? When a video caught the Asian woman being attacked in NYC, there were doormen inside the nearest building who saw why was happening, then closed their door, failing to assist that poor woman. In the same city years ago, Kitty Genovese died, her screams for help heard, but ignored by neighbors. These are examples where others could at least have quickly summoned the police, if they did not want to confront the attacker. Or …they could have yelled and screamed to scare away the perpetrator.

    Are these people guilty of “wrong”? You decide.

  3. Very interesting! I wonder if there’s any data to see if there are any earlier studies to compare and pick out a trend. If people are reading the Bible less often, or if this is the way it’s a consistent trend.

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