Jul 26, 2004, 04:50
It'd be good to meet you, though my ways may shock you a little!!
Rufus Wrote:Cailean, sometimes it feels as if your answers are too "correct". Sorry. How about a little more "heart?"Not sure what to do with this... I'll try to lay out what I believe:
shuttertalk Wrote:I think it's true that religious law would only gain support of those sharing the same religion, and would alienate others.It's not as much a case of gaining support as it is about the law being legitimate to the people. In any theocracy, the public law is justified by scripture. If you do not have faith in that scripture, then the public law is illegitimate to you and you are under no moral obligation to follow it - though are would be legal consequences! This is why using scripture to justify public laws (such the ban on same-sex marriage) only makes matters worse.
Quote:surely there must be room for religion in government?As long as there are religious people in government, there will always be religion in government. A problem only arises when there is religion in law.
shuttertalk Wrote:Wow... you've done your research!Well, it's a pretty hot topic up here. Four out of ten Canadian provinces have allowed same-sex marriage within the past year or so. The fact that I'm neck deep in political philosophy and history at the moment tends to magnify everything.
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