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Legislating ethics

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So many laws have been passed so that people become ethical? They range from how to treat others to caring for pets, how to conduct business to caring for one’s own health, how to use a computer to driving safely. If the government does not pass a law, it buys air time on television. These ads tell people how to talk, how to behave, how to find friends. Whatever the effort, it is futile because so many other issues raise their ugly heads.
1. Children swear profusely and opening during school in the name of freedom of speech. School administrators feel their hands are tied to teach students a better quality of life.
2. Parents are just as frustrated or they set such a poor example that their children have no healthy role model to copy.
3. The federal government is quick to jump in so it can protect the rights of certain people while Christians are frequently mocked, maligned, and depicted as foolish and gullible.
4. Politicians and staff members break laws and are charged with such things as Perjury in testifying before Congress and nothing is done telling the public they are elite and outside the law. There is no respect for the Law in Washington, D.C.
5. The recent Oscar nominations are the best example of vanity when the actors congratulate themselves for what they decided is wonderful. At the same time, they propagate and encourage inappropriate sexual conduct. Children no longer have an innocent time in their lives.
6. Even cartoons are exceedingly violent and show poor activity and disrespect to parents and others.

There will never be enough laws no matter how written to make people be the way they should. Only Christ can remake a wounded soul. Only Christ can put ethics into the hearts and minds of people. For instance, Jesus said, “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” (Luke 6: 31)

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Have you noticed how many laws have been passed so that people become ethical? They range from how to treat others to caring for pets, how to conduct business to caring for one’s own health, how to use a computer to driving safely. If the government does not pass a law, it buys air time on television. These ads tell people how to talk, how to behave, how to find friends. Whatever the effort, it is futile because so many other issues raise their ugly heads.
1. Children swear profusely and opening during school in the name of freedom of speech. School administrators feel their hands are tied to teach students a better quality of life.
2. Parents are just as frustrated or they set such a poor example that their children have no healthy role model to copy.
3. The federal government is quick to jump in so it can protect the rights of certain people while Christians are frequently mocked, maligned, and depicted as foolish and gullible.
4. Politicians and staff members break laws and are charged with such things as Perjury in testifying before Congress and nothing is done telling the public they are elite and outside the law. There is no respect for the Law in Washington, D.C.
5. The recent Oscar nominations are the best example of vanity when the actors congratulate themselves for what they decided is wonderful. At the same time, they propagate and encourage inappropriate sexual conduct. Children no longer have an innocent time in their lives.
6. Even cartoons are exceedingly violent and show poor activity and disrespect to parents and others.

There will never be enough laws no matter how written to make people be the way they should. Only Christ can remake a wounded soul. Only Christ can put ethics into the hearts and minds of people. For instance, Jesus said, “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” (Luke 6: 31)

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