Should Religion Be Made Law?

Statement

Our legal system should comply with Christian morality.

Q1 Analysis

This statement is likely a Q1 violation if you do not think that you should have to conform to Christian morality, you believe in the separation of church and state, you believe in freedom of religion, or there are some purely religious issues you do not think should be made into law.

Q2 Analysis

This statement is a Q2 violation if you do not think non-Christian religious morality (or the morality of a Christian belief system that disagrees with yours) should be made law, unless you can demonstrate why everyone should agree that Christian morality should dominate.

Discussion

For the purpose of this discussion I’m going to use the 10 Commandments (10C) as a model of Christian morality because many Christians use it that way themselves.*

If you believe that Christian morality should be made law, you have a number of issues to consider.

*Some Christians believe that the 10C does not apply to them as it is part of Jewish law, but even so they generally agree that these are good moral rules (with some disagreement about whether Christians are compelled to keep the sabbath).

You are encouraged to leave your answers to the questions posed in this post in the comments section. This post is based on an excerpt from Ask Yourself to be Moral, by D. Cancilla, available at LuLu.com and Amazon.com. See the 2Q system page for details of the philosophical system mentioned in this post.

Posted on January 4, 2011 at 9:53 pm by ideclare · Permalink
In: 2Q

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  1. Written by Tom Russel
    on January 5, 2011 at 3:53 pm
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    When I first stumbled across this site I was baffled by the abbreviations “Q1″ and “Q2″. It took far too much digging to find the appropriate tract. It would have been very useful to have a prominent sidebar with brief definitions, and a reference to the tract for deeper.

    • Written by ideclare
      on January 5, 2011 at 9:10 pm
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      There’s a “2Q” link at the top right of every page on the blog. Perhaps I should make this more prominent?

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