Of course this statement discounts all the wonderful people who treat people fairly and with compassion without the help of Jesus, but this bit about others having to "do the dirty work of restraining our sinfulness" made me laugh as I thought about the religious police in some countries and posts I've read about them using black markers to cover parts of women's bodies, cross out pigs and such things they deem immoral for the masses to see**.
|Piglet blacked out due to his being a pig|
Even the Hasidic Jewish newspaper that smudged out Hillary Clinton in the photo the other day due to the sexual suggestiveness of posting pictures of women...I guess that would qualify! Don't want to lead anyone astray by seeing a female face! Is this one of the reasons given for strongly encouraging (if not forcing) women to cover their hair and bodies in some cultures? (While many say they do it for God, I've read enough to wonder if men are thought to be animals unable to control themselves when they see women thus the women must hide. To this I say, maybe the wild dogs need to be chained until they can act like they would if God were standing right there beside them observing how they treat the women He created.)
I know we have people even here who want to dictate our morals, but so far I've not known of any who go quite to this extreme.
|Piglet is still safe for us to love!|
By the way I'm really enjoying The Book That Made Your World by Vishal Mangalwadi and am so glad I got it for my birthday!
What morality police/political-control tactics do you find most alarming, silly or irritating where you live?
**Here are a couple of posts from 2008 touching on the subject of the religious police: from Clouddragon and Susie of Arabia.
quote from pg. 258-9