Friday, February 11, 2005

"I am Darth Vader, from the planet Vulcan"

I had another post in mind for tonight, but Josh and Owen are on to something I think.

Why do we feel the need to push our religion onto people who don't believe it? If we respect that this country is founded on a freedom of religion, there is a fundamental contradiction to the Christian majority feeling the need to vote their moral beliefs into law. If that is our practice, while we're out voting, why don't we vote Christianity as the only true belief system (since that is what we really believe) and all others outlawed - the result would be the same.

Not everyone believes gay marriage is wrong. Are we "saving" one of them by preventing them from getting married? Will one person "get into heaven" because a law prevented them from having an abortion? (I believe the correct answer is NO!)


Blogger Neal337 said...

We, in effect, 'push our beliefs on people' because if it isn't done, then the beliefs of the others will be made law. That's the way the law works, unfortunately. The law is intended to be by the people for the people, so people need to vote. And if you're gonna vote, why not vote the way you feel, instead of lying on the ballot? On the other hand, I agree: we are to live by grace, and making our moral beliefs into law is basically legalism. So where do you draw the line? What laws are crucial to societal maintenance? Thus we have democratic parties.

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