Saturday, January 26, 2008

Got Fukudome?

The Chicago Cubs just released a new print ad campaign, highlighting the expected contribution of their new Japanese outfielder, Kosuke Fukudome. It says, "I don't need an interpreter. My bat does the talking."

An eBay seller has a T-Shirt based on the "Got milk?" campaign. It simply asks, Got Fukudome? The Cubs have him. I hope he lives up to expectations. Eamus Catuli in 2008!

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Two Simple Questions

After Israel's sojourn in Egypt, God gave His law. Within that law, I found these verses:

Do not mistreat an alien or oppress him, for you were aliens in Egypt.
Ex 22:21 (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1996, c1984).

Do not oppress an alien; you yourselves know how it feels to be aliens, because you were aliens in Egypt. Ex 23:9 (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1996, c1984).

When an alien lives with you in your land, do not mistreat him. The alien living with you must be treated as one of your native-born. Love him as yourself, for you were aliens in Egypt. I am the Lord your God. Le 19:33-34 (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1996, c1984).

Was Israel to distinguish between documented and undocumented aliens, in deciding how to treat the aliens that lived among them?

Another question: What would Jesus do?