Sunday, July 10, 2005

Extracurricular Reading

Read and be amazed.

The Birth of Thought Police

I don't need or want pornography in my life, but legislated morality is an oxymoron. To roughly quote Lewis, the worst thing you could do is set up one law as the thing which you should follow at all cost. One must remember, God himself gave the first gift as choice. Otherwise, why would he have said, "You should not eat from the tree in the middle of the garden. For if you eat of it, you will surely die." And why would we think that there was no choice? Is God not able to prevent man from going their own way? Morality is based on love, not fear. "If you love me, keep my commands." "A new command I give you: Love one another as I have loved you." "Religion that God accepts as pure and faultless is this: To look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world." We cannot defeat sinful vices with laws and legislation. Pornographic addiction, like all sin, stems from fear. "Perfect love drives out fear."

Forgive my ranting. I get extremely tired of people trying to legislate morality.


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