September 27, 2007

Well, then, maybe we should change that..

If Senator Tom Harkin wrote the Declaration of Independence:

I think it is a relative truth that all people are here to do good. However, if they cannot, or choose not, to do or be good, then they are allowed by their own free will the right to pursue: lust, gluttony, greed, sloth, wrath, envy, and pride. In order to secure these rights, a government will be instituted that will enable these rights to be instituted for all.

2 Comments:

Blogger swissmiss said...

This quote must be from the lost gospel of Thomas.

Father Echert said the exact opposite today at bible study. He said that Jesus began his kingdom on earth (He embodied it) and just because He created a spiritual kingdom does NOT mean it shouldn't rule over the temporal world. Father said that you do not have the "right" to choose the sins Saint Harkin mentioned. You have the free will, but not the right. I think he was implicitly saying that it is disobedience to go against God's law, not just the whim to choose to do as you please (ie: SIN).

You shoulda been there!

September 27, 2007 2:10 PM  
Blogger Cathy_of_Alex said...

swissmiss: The sins mentioned were ones I put in. Harkin only alluded to adultery.

I totally agree with Father. I was making a point about how ridiculous Harkin sounded.

The whole thing is a paraphrase, by me, of a well known paragraph in the Declaration: "We hold these truths to be self-evident...."

September 28, 2007 7:13 AM  

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