ZealotX wrote: »
Yes & No
Aparently, BR no longer believes in heaven. I'm sorry to hear that. I mean obviously you don't need laws in heaven because "God". And obviously, God created the first humans without giving them any kind of law.
ZealotX wrote: »
So you don't think God is relevant to a society existing without rules? As far as I'm concerned I feel like you invoked God by dealing in absolutes.
Believing that a society cannot exist without laws means either that the people are created without the basic ability to survive without being told what to do. That doesn't sound like they were created perfect to me. If I make a car that cannot drive without wheels its only a problem if I don't give you the wheels.
Which one of you had to be told to love your newborn child? Which one of you had to be taught how to love your own child?
Having a law means being told not to do things you should already know not to do. For some reason I don't think someone had to tell you that it was wrong to steal. The law applies consequences for stealing. If you need consequences to keep you from stealing then that doesn't make you a good person. It just makes you a person who doesn't want to get caught. The law doesn't stop you from doing anything. The speed limit didn't determine how fast I drove to work. It just reminded me the top speed recommended for the best chance of safety.
So what then? Are there going to be jails and prisons in heaven? Is there going to be a criminal justice system in the clouds? Or do you simply populate it (hence: the judgement) with naturally good people who have no desire to do evil to each other and who will love and protect each other like one big family?