Let The Dead Bury Their Dead

Good to see Terry Eagleton in this week’s New Statesman make a point which isn’t made often enough: there really aren’t many (so-called) family (so-called) values on display in the New Testament, and it’s bewildering that the people who think of themselves as most concerned with what the Bible actually says should tend to be the ones who seem to think that it’s all gung-ho about the delights of domesticity and being nice to your relatives.

(For the title quote, try Matthew 8:18-22 or, better, Luke 9:57-62.)

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