Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Remove God by removing consequences

No matter where you stand on the bail out of the financial markets, you must admit that what we are dealing with here is removing consequences. By definition, a bail out removes the obvious consequences of an action.

It seems to me that to remove consequences also removes God from our mind. He is a God of consequences. We can be sorry, we can be forgiven, but there are consequences to our actions. This reminds us of "right and wrong," and of a God who judges. Without consequences, God grows to be a fainter and fainter memory. If there are no consequences, there is no judgment, and we don't need saving, beyond being bailed out now and then.