Can I get a little controversial up in this mug (that sounded way cooler in my head)? Of course I can, who doesn’t love a little controversy besides former places of work?
Is being religious something that can change
governments, schools or places of work?
To be honest, I would say no.
Obviously, to blanket the question with a NO can be a little absurd, but I do believe that religion inside of government brings about more problems then solutions. At its surface level anyone who would take the beliefs of Christianity and apply them to authority or ruling would realize that it would be a healthy establishment. King David is an example (even though he struggled) of following God and leading people. Unfortunately, religion does not rule, people do. One thing I know about people is that they are sinful, they make mistakes and fall more short of God then they come close to being God. I think government, teaching, and sometimes even the work place calls you to suspend your religious judgment.
We have talked on this blog in the past about suspending judgment. I have asked the simple question in regards to being in government office means you have to suspend moral judgment. We have seen this played out in front of us in regards to having Presidents who follow the conservative Christian right and run on platforms that deal with faith and not policy. Opinions aside I want to ask one question (even though I have given my opinion and I think you know my opinion)
Would we expect them to stop practicing what they believe or would we be okay with adopting some new policies?
How would this change the way we view politics and faith?