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tacocat  ·  716 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Divine Authority and Governance – A Brief and Flawed Overview

What is the point of this? To give a pass to fascists because the concept of separation of church and state is new? They keep quoting this:

    Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God.

Which sorta contradicts this passage which is a little further down the page:

    “Love your neighbor as yourself.” Love does no harm to a neighbor. Therefore love is the fulfillment of the law.

At least when it comes to things like slavery, genocide and child torture. Bear in mind that the author of the letter to the Roman Christians that these quotes come from had his fucking head cut off because he pissed off the government.

There's no partisan issue that led to you writing this that needs to be avoided. There a fucking issue of human decency that's hiding itself behind an R v. D conflict that shouldn't and really doesn't exist.