Friday, December 26, 2008

FFQF: John Adams on Moral Authority

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FFQF: John Adams on Moral Authority

9 Comments:

Cato said...

Mulligan, this is the best post I have ever read, on liberty, on government, on society. I am truly humbled by your brilliant insight. A very worthy post. Thank you for penning it.

Mrs. Mecomber said...

I'm sorry I didn't do a FFQF Friday... :( But it looks like you have far surpassed anything any of us could have done! Wow! Thumbs UP and I'm Stumbling this one!

akaGaGa said...

Well written, Herky. You've put a lot of truth in a little space, and given me a little hope.

Thank you.

Hercules Mulligan said...

Thank you all. I am humbled and honored by your responses. I'm glad it has been an encouragement to you.

Mrs. M -- don't worry too much about your skipping it this week. I know it has been a very busy week for all of us!

God bless you this Sunday.

"Herky"

Anonymous said...

I just happen to notice that the widget on your site turned into a bright and shiny 'Post' graduate degree status. Congrats!

Your FFQF for this week is without question one of the most compelling arguments I have had the ultimate pleasure of reading.

You have done a magnificent job of showing how virtue, morality, and our Constitution are truly linked to God and that by the Founders themselves.

Bravo! Brraavvoo! Bravo!

Hercules Mulligan said...

Thank you, Anonymous. Glad you enjoyed!

ThomasCSlater said...

I just came across your blog by accident and I am glad I did. Awesome post Herky! Very nicely put together, come Lord Jesus!

Hercules Mulligan said...

Thanks, Thomas! I hope to see you around again on the blogosphere!

God bless your week.

Anonymous said...

Be careful with your wording. Religion and morality are two very different things.

We don't need a supernatural being to make us be good citizens and make moral choices. You must take responsibility and choose to be a moral person - it is much more genuine than someone making those sort of life decisions just to appease a higher being. I often wonder if religious people would still be "good" if they were to find out that there really isn't a god (or gods, etc.)

As far as religion goes - keep your religion (by all means - it's your freedom to enjoy), but also keep your religion out of my laws (it's my country too). Laws are meant to govern a population so as not to oppress those and allow us all to live without fear of discrimination, unwarranted cruelty and/or threat to our lives and health. Religious-based laws often end up doing the opposite (don't even get me started on this one).

So, in summary - freedom, love and equality for all (not just straight, Christian men and the women that agree with them). It's that easy - if your religion doesn't agree with that you must ask yourself where has your religion gone wrong?