The Ethics of Hell


David G. Perkins

[NOTE: I have kept a copy of this article preserved and encrypted in the event that it is somehow altered by a person or persons other than me.]

“Moreover, I saw under the sun that in the place of justice, even there was wickedness, and in the place of righteousness, even there was wickedness. I said in my heart, God will judge the righteous and the wicked, for there is a time for every matter and for every work. “Ecc 3:16 -17

THE SETTING:

Ray Charles can see that the Government of the United States has abandoned all that is holy, moral, legal and right. Oftentimes, I stand in stupefied wonder that “We the People” have let this happen.

The condition we are in today didn’t happen overnight, either. I remember vividly, in the 1960’s, when God was being kicked out of school. Today, there is a concerted and…

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2 thoughts on “The Ethics of Hell

  1. This comment came from a very good friend, Abobo the Lesser. I am grateful for the feed back. I invite others to join this conversation.

    Abobo the Lesser
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    https://sammysnardfarkle.wordpress.com/2013/05/24/the-ethics-of-hell/ [David’s Blog
    It has often been seen on the Internet that to find God in the Constitution, all one has to do is read it, and see how often the Framers used the words “God,” or “Creator,” “Jesus,” or “Lord.” Except for one notable instance, however, none of these words ever appears in the Constitution, neither the original nor in any of the Amendments. The notable exception is found in the Signatory section, where the date is written thusly: “Seventeenth Day of September in the Year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and Eighty seven”. The use of the word “Lord” here, does not necessarily make it a religious reference, however. This was a common way of expressing the date, in both religious and secular contexts. This lack of any these words does not mean that the Framers were not spiritual people, any more than the use of the word Lord means that they were. What this lack of words is expositive of is not a love for or disdain for religion, but the feeling that the new government should not involve itself in matters of religion. In fact, the original Constitution bars any religious test to hold any federal office in the United States. In addition, the Pledge was originally “I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands, one Nation indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.” This was changed in 1954, after much lobbying by the Catholics and Presbyterians and likely would not have happened were it not for Eisenhower’s recent baptizing in the Presbyterian faith. This nation isn’t crumbling because of a perceived turning away from religions, of any ilk, this nation is crumbling because it is falling behind in education, healthcare, infrastructure, technology, the sciences, etc., etc., all of which are being beaten back with great fervor by a few very religious rich people who would prefer that we do away with our constitution and let them legislate their religious moralities as they interpret them. What’s more dangerous? Doing away with a perfectly good constitution before we even start actually using it? Or letting someone who seems to have the right intent get in there and muck about with our long established rights with their religious slant on things? People who seem to have the right intent get into our public offices high and low and pull complete one-eighties, a frighteningly large percentage of the time. Rather than make this a debate about any god, of any faith, getting involved in our government on any level… why not agree that government in its current form, is no longer serving the people, but the moneyed interests that wish to control our daily lives, our consumption of food and media, the cars we drive, the gas we use, the books we read, the words we say or don’t say? Your God is not the answer. Nor is my Not-God. The answer is in OUR -yours AND mine- cooperation, as fellow humans, fellow disenfranchised voters, and fellow dissident thinkers. Once you cross that barrier, you’ll find a much, much wider audience. Your faith has a place, in your heart. “SOME keep the Sabbath going to church; I keep it staying at home, With a bobolink for a chorister, And an orchard for a dome.”

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    1. Reread the article closely. My comments concern Christian Ethics, that Christians should be aware of. This is a Challenge to some well intentioned “christian” dragons, who place the fervor of their pride over the obedience to God. I do not expect Christian Ethics from non-christians, or from any one who believes there is no God. And that is not a judgement, either. It is a topic I wrestle with. I completely agree that we should all join together to be the difference. But that is not the particular topic this particular blog is about. But you make valid points. I appreciate your input, too. Keep on inputting.

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About David G. Perkins

I love to write. I love to teach. I love to research. I love God because of Jesus Christ.