Saturday, April 24, 2004
So what is sin to you?
My grandmother likes to repeat something told to her by a visiting pastor to her church: 'Sin is not bad behaviour, it is broken relationships.' If Rick Santorum gets a divorce, does that make me closer to God than him?
What is freedom? Is it freedom from or freedom to? Is freedom the absence of restraint, or the presence of capability? If there is nothing to prevent me from pursuing my dream of being a world-class marathon runner, but I'm missing a leg and can't afford a prosthetic, am I truly free? Or will the Universe provide?
Is God inherent in that certain way in which things come together and people fall in love? What if that's God? Does God need to have a face to be worshipped? What if living is worship itself? Perhaps God isn't 'out there', he's here, and you can call him by a name or not, but he/she/it is there nonetheless and there's nothing to be done about it. God is a law, something perfect that cannot be broken; things like the Geneva Conventions and US Code are simply suggestions backed up (sometimes) by force. There is no rule of law if humans write the law; the only laws we need obey are those inherent in our nature. Whatever law it is - probably we cannot ever put it into words, because words are just suggestions - has been followed so long as there has been anyone or anything to follow it, and it will be followed for as long as there is anyone or anything to follow it. It is, I think, impossible to break the true law.
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