July 6, 2020

Legislating Antiracism?

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Does that work? Can we really legislate away racism. Can we legislate away bigotry? Racism is defined as: “hatred of or discrimination against a person or persons based on their race.” Bigotry is defined as “intolerance toward those who hold different opinions from oneself.”

If a person, or people, are racist or bigoted, is the method for correction to create laws within governments prohibiting such actions?

I can understand having laws on the books that punish certain behaviors. But, have those laws historically done much of anything to stop unwanted behaviors?

One example might be gun control laws. Those who promote gun control laws, i.e. restrictions or all out bans on ownership of guns, often operate under the auspice that ridding or limiting the nation of guns, will end violent crimes (those associated with guns).

Data shows this not to be true. You can’t legislate away criminal behavior. Instead of addressing what causes people to behave in such ways that result in violent crimes, legislation is perpetually proposed to end gun ownership.

Are we now looking down the barrel (sorry) of another case of attempting to legislate unwanted social behaviors – racism and/or bigotry? It appears as though that is the case. While it is far more important to address why some people have terrible feelings, and wanting to express those feelings, violently, toward those of a different race or those with differing opinions, are we incorrectly attempting to convince others that making laws prohibiting such behavior will put an end to these anti-Christ behaviors?

Sin is what causes racism and bigotry. Ignorance, along with the absence of the Holy Spirit, perpetuates these sins.

It is unfortunate that we live in a world that has turned its back on the Almighty EL, instead believing that man-creations can solve man’s sins.