March 23, 2005

Solomon Lacking

In many cultures, the wisdom of King Solomon was legendary. One case in particular stands out as the most famous example of his brilliance as a judge.

Two women came to his court with a baby whom both women claimed as their own. Solomon threatened to split the baby in half. One woman was prepared to accept the decision, but the other begged the King to give the live baby to the other woman. Solomon then knew the second woman was the mother because of her concern for the life of the child.

The wisdom of Solomon is sorely lacking today.

Update: John Hawkins of Right Wing News seized upon this same idea, and ran it to its not-so-logical conclusion.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at March 23, 2005 11:28 AM | TrackBack