December 9, 2013

Stop comparing Nelson Mandela to Jesus, British journalist says

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Nelson Mandela photo, left, courtesy South Africa The Good News / www.sagoodnews.co.za, via Wikimedia Commons. Jesus statue photo, right, courtesy of Onderwijsgek, via Wikimedia Commons

Nelson Mandela photo, left, courtesy South Africa The Good News / www.sagoodnews.co.za, via Wikimedia Commons. Jesus statue photo, right, courtesy of Onderwijsgek, via Wikimedia Commons

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(RNS) Writing on the eve of the departure of world leaders to Johannesburg to attend a memorial service for Mandela, who died last week, Dominic Lawson wrote in the Daily Mail: "He was a giant -- but how absurd for the BBC to compare Mandela to Christ."