Wednesday, April 06, 2005

Kings and things

I was impressed by this scripture from the Book of Mormon, where King Mosiah is explaining to his people why they should start electing judges instead of having a king to rule over them:
26 Now it is not common that the avoice of the people desireth anything bcontrary to that which is right; but it is common for the lesser part of the cpeople to desire that which is not right; therefore this shall ye observe and make it your law—to do your business by the voice of the people.

27 And aif the time comes that the voice of the people doth choose iniquity, then is the time that the judgments of God will come upon you; yea, then is the time he will visit you with great destruction even as he has hitherto visited this land.
Part of the difficulty that we are having at this point in time (speaking in the present) is that the judges in the United States don't echo the voice of the people. The people say it is wrong to condone homosexual activity, for instance, especially to the point of allowing people to marry other members of the same sex. But the judges seem intent on vetoing the voice of the people, and overturning the laws that are created by elected officials. The result will be to create the perception that homosexual activity is an acceptable activity; the perception will become the reality as more people start to accept it. And the time will eventually come when the voice of the people does choose iniquity. Scary.

In case you're interested, I've also been posting my thoughts on a catholic forum thread regarding the LDS views on abortion, murder, forgiveness, etc. You can find it here:
http://forums.catholic.com/showthread.php?p=561421
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