i was pondering this while watching the tv last night (actually ive ponderd it before... but ya know). on the news it had a whole bunch of our polititions (in australia) all going to mass for prayer.
now, i realise that the church - or at least christianity - as a whole is a good guide for living, but how far does the church reach in terms of its power over a country?
im under the impression that the whole anti-gay marriage thing in the u.s.a is basically because the church - or bush in representation of it - doesnt agree with it, but surely not all of its citizens are christian? shouldnt law be decided by the community as a whole, not by one religious group?
what sort of things would be law if it were decided by a religious group? anyone thinking back to, say afganistan and women not showing a piece of skin to the world? ther are a lot of comparisons we could make here.
i dont know if im really making any point here, but im just getting a little annoyed with the arguments polititions make when they're basis of the argument is what is right for the public; that should be living good, christian lifestyle.
just for the record, while i dont go to church, i have lived a lot of my life as a christian, so im not saying that its wrong... just that the laws of a country should not be decided by religious groups. otherwise we might as well let countries be run by priests and nuns instead of polititions.
my two cents anyway.