randomencounter wrote:Does that mean the religious conservatives that are pushing so much moral legislation don't trust the god they profess to worship?
It is difficult to say what is in a man's heart but that would be my guess.
They fear setting an example is not good enough so that they need enforcers. And of course they tell us it is for our own good. The same rationale the Democrats use for all their impositions.
And then we have the guy who uses CS Lewis in his tagline - something to the effect that courage is the source of all virtue. Who doesn't have the courage to leave people alone. It is a hoot.
Of all tyrannies a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It may be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber barons cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience. Clive Staples "CS" Lewis
I repeat that to him but he evidently can't see it.
I was just turned on today to something called Christian Liberty. Not to my taste but I found it quite interesting.
The premise is that anything that the Bible does not specifically ban is allowed. With people joining different churches based on their preferences. The idea though is that the laws on the unbanned things should be personal and not government imposed.
It is definitely a step up from the place most people who currently call themselves conservatives reside.
What is also amusing is the repetition of the European experience. The use of force by the church has left Europe for the most part churchless. And they are endeavoring to repeat the experiment here. Why?
Enticement not enforcement is IMO the way to go. It is in fact what Jesus preached and how he acted. Not that it matters to the Christians of today.
The left is now on the ropes and the "Christians" are doing their best to give them a new lease on life. I do believe they will succeed. Dang.