In light of my last post, the State as an ultimate value, I argued for our protections under law. Ours is a free society that protects individual rights.
Many religious people believe that worship is due to divinity. The divine has been understood within many human forms, and humans have attempted to universalize their understanding of divinity. Government was one way to uphold "divine rights" of kings, as it was understood that leadership represented "god". While this form of government is legitimate, our form of governing is a unique enterprise of respresentation as all are divine images of God. I think this is a more correct view and it defends the rights of everyone before law. Law, has taken the place of "the king" in our democracy for equality, liberty and justice is underwritten by our laws.
Arvo Pärt at St. Vladimir’s Seminary
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