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The BUSKLAW July Newsletter: Addendum to the Moral Imperative of Plain Language: The Judeo-Christian Imperative

(Note: you may want to stop here if you aren't a spiritual person in the Judeo-Christian tradition.)

As an introduction to this post, I'll share my religious background. I was brought up in the Protestant tradition with the Dutch Reformed twist. But when friends ask me what I really believe in, I hedge my bets based on:
I went to Hope College, affiliated with the Reformed Church in America. I went to Notre Dame Law School, a respected Catholic institution.I'm a quarter Jewish and was cared for by a fairly authentic Jewish mom (who was thankfully tempered by my 100% Danish father). So at the pearly gates, I'll show Saint Peter (or whoever) the three Protestant-Catholic-Jew entry tickets reflecting this background, and hopefully one (or more) will allow passage. 

So now that I've disclosed my broad-minded belief system, here's my thesis: using plain language furthers the Christian and Jewish faiths. 

Contemporary Christian evangelist Rob Bell talks about ways in whic…