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11 November 2004 @ 03:30 am
How was I to know?  

I hadn't realized that the apparently common belief that Laws are for Other People has scriptural justification in the Christian Bible:

I agree that the Law is excellent—provided it is legitimately used, with the understanding that law is not intended for upright men but for the lawless and disorderly, the godless and irreligious, the irreverent and profane, men who kill their fathers or mothers, murderers, immoral people, men sexually perverted, kidnappers, liars, perjurers, or whatever else is contrary to sound teaching, as set forth in the glorious good news of the blessed God with which I have been entrusted (I Timothy 1:8-11).

Or is there some key fact I'm missing here?

 
 
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gomeza on November 11th, 2004 07:44 am (UTC)
Of course, all of this simply removes the issue one step to: "who is actually in need of curing, or who decides who has strayed". Both sides in any such debate believe they have the moral high ground.
Fred A Levy Haskell: eyes of the Fredcritterfredcritter on November 12th, 2004 09:16 am (UTC)

Exactly. Or, yes indeed. Or something like that.