Monday, October 27, 2008
The Morality of Law
Politicians get elected, make laws, tax, spend, regulate, and control. Every law passed and every spending decision is based on some moral system. All morality is based on some religious views. So who says politics and religion don’t mix? The Bible says, “Thou shalt not steal.” This is the basis of laws against theft. The Bible says, “Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor.” This is the basis of laws against libel and slander. What we believe religiously will always affect our political beliefs and practices. Those views can never be kept “separate” or “private.” The reason we are witnessing this profound change in our culture and government is that politics and religion do mix.