An Eye for an Eye, Part 2

Here’s what I think: Every once in a while, you need a good palindrome. Not because they are the funniest thing on the internet, but because we need to be reminded that sometimes looking at things backwards makes the most sense (or at least in the case of palindromes, the same sense). So here are ten great palindromes. Feel free to read them forwards or backwards. After all, it really doesn’t matter. Step on no pets. Never odd or even. No lemon, no melon Madam in Eden, I'm Adam. Dennis and Edna sinned. A man, a plan, a canal: Panama. Eva, can I stab bats in a cave? Golf? No sir, prefer prison-flog. Marge lets Norah see Sharon's telegram. Tarzan raised Desi Arnaz' rat. Last week, we began looking at the so-called antitheses in Matthew 5 where Jesus refers back to the Old Testament law and refutes it by saying, “But

An Eye for an Eye, Part 1

Samuel Goldwyn was Hollywood’s answer to Yogi Berra (even though Goldwyn was born first).  As a movie producer, he was very, very successful; but as a speaker, few people were better at being more incomprehensible. So, if you are looking for a good oxymoron, look no further. Goldwyn is reported to have said the following: "Include me out." "Anyone who goes to a psychiatrist ought to have his head examined." "If I could drop dead right now, I’d be the happiest man alive!" "Spare no expense to save money on this one." "We’re overpaying him, but he’s worth it." "I read part of it all the way through." “I don't want any yes-men around me. I want everybody to tell me the truth even if it costs them their job.” Scholars have called the list of sayings in Matthew 5 the antitheses (also called “the oppositions”). Six times, Jesus says

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