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Just a Thought - Which sins to make illegal?
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There should be term limits on supreme court justices. I’m not capitalizing that title because I’ve lost all respect for the majority of them.

They have one job and that’s to uphold the constitution and they failed to do it. Instead, they voted their religious beliefs.

No, I didn’t forget about the Bible when I wrote my previous column on women’s legal rights. The Bible should not be used to dictate law.

Church and state should remain separate.

Many, many atrocities have been committed by people who hide behind a veil of righteousness. Yet, it’s the first thing that will be thrown into a conversation regarding legal issues of abortion and same sex marriage. “The Bible says …” Fine, if we are going to use the Bible to dictate law, then let’s not pick and choose. There are almost 125 sins listed in the Bible. Let’s make them all illegal.

Let’s make gluttony illegal. While most think of alcohol or substance abuse, gluttony is any overindulgence. People are killing themselves with food, so let’s pass laws that make it illegal to overeat. Problem solved. Anyone considered overweight or obese, get to cutting back.

Planning that big backyard barbecue with enough fixings to feed an army, but the family is less than 20?

Think again. I’m sure restaurants, doctors and pharmaceutical companies would welcome this change and hit to their wallets.

While we’re at it, let’s make greed illegal. Financial fraud or outright embezzlement is already illegal.

Let’s toss in financial greed and save the souls of those who stockpile money. “It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich person to enter the kingdom of God” and “For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evils.”

Let’s make working on the Sabbath illegal. Six days to labor, but the seventh day is a Sabbath to the Lord. People who work seven days a week are sinners. Let’s also make them criminals. Businesses that are open seven days a week are instruments of sin. Close them down.

Let’s make hypocrisy, envy, selfishness, thoughtlessness, irresponsibility, anger, hate, sloth, laziness, gossiping, blasphemy, boasting, criticism and complaining, etc., all illegal.

While we’re at it, let’s make women working outside the home a sin. The Bible doesn’t give women permission to work outside the home. Men are supposed to work by the sweat of their brow. Not women. We’re supposed to take care of the home.

If there are indeed 125 sins in the Bible, then we are all sinners. If you think you aren’t, you’re in denial.

It’s impossible to ask for forgiveness if you don’t believe what you’re doing is a sin. When it comes to the Bible and sins, maybe we should put the stones down and focus on our own salvation. Additionally, let’s not pick and choose which Bible sin should be illegal.

Standard reporter Lisa Hobbs can be reached at 473-2191.