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To Faisal: Why such laws are passed in America even when its against the Bible ?

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Submitted by true believer (India), May 26, 2006 at 05:59

You asked "why such laws are passed in america even when its against the Bible ."

Answer: Because America is a secular democracy and not a theocracy. It is not a "Christian country" as moslems generally believe. It's laws gives freedom to people of diverse religions and beliefs instead of imposing a single ideology on all. These laws never force people to become gays, lesbians or unwed mothers, it is the individual's decision. Law offers them protection from moral policing by the self righteous ones like you.

USA had the "Prohibition" laws as late as 1960s in some states that prohibited sale of alcohol. But it did not stop people from drinking, it only increased bootlegging and people simply went to other states to have a drink. Laws can never change the human heart. It will only force people to do what ever is prohibited in secret.

You and I may think that commandments of God are above freedom, but there are many who don't even believe in God. And even many others do, every person has his own idea about God and commandments. Your god may not be my God, your god's conmmandment may go against mine. For some gods may even run into crores. What is the best way to decide ?

  1. Let the most dominant group dominate others by force and make laws of the land according to the dominant ideology.
  2. Allow every group be a part of the law making process so that no body is left out.

The second option is called secular democracy where the church and state are essentially separate. Even though it may not be perfect, it is the best one can have. The truth is,dirt is everywhere. Some people don't call it dirt. Others sweep their own dirt under the carpet and take pride in accusing others of being dirty.


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