30 Years Ago

January 1980

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“Were the federal government to prohibit the reading of certain materials, the best people would be up in arms, and justifiably so. Free citizens are presumed competent to choose their own reading matter. But the courts have held that they are incompetent to choose the fuel consumption of their cars and appliances.”

â€"Robert J. Michaels, “Hell No, We Won’t Go (To the Energy War)”

“[In the Soviet system] the doctor and his patient are both sustained from the same public purse. And ‘rights’ to care bring with them certain obligations: the doctor is required to treat the patient considered ill, and the patient must comply.”

â€"Juliana Geran Pilon, “Doctors As Instruments of Repression”

“Some things are so obvious it disgusts. Take the recent FCC brainstorm report that ‘more TV stations may be needed to give viewers greater programming variety’â€"this from the very bureaucratic bunch that handed monopoly rents to the three major syndicates to begin with.”

â€"Thomas Winslow Hazlett, “Brickbats”

â€"January 1980

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  1. My only point is that if you take the Bible straight, as I’m sure many of Reasons readers do, you will see a lot of the Old Testament stuff as absolutely insane. Even some cursory knowledge of Hebrew and doing some mathematics and logic will tell you that you really won’t get the full deal by just doing regular skill english reading for those books. In other words, there’s more to the books of the Bible than most will ever grasp. I’m not concerned that Mr. Crumb will go to hell or anything crazy like that! It’s just that he, like many types of religionists, seems to take it literally, take it straight.

  2. My only point is that if you take the Bible straight, as I’m sure many of Reasons readers do, you will see a lot of the Old Testament stuff as absolutely insane. Even some cursory knowledge of Hebrew and doing some mathematics and logic will tell you that you really won’t get the full deal by just doing regular skill english reading for those books.

  3. My only point is that if you take the Bible straight, as I’m sure many of Reasons readers do, you will see a lot of the Old Testament stuff as absolutely insane

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