One of my general rules is to avoid discussing politics on my site. … but sometimes I can’t help myself.
I’m concerned about the following comment made by democratic candidate Barak Obama, and the fact that the essay in which it appeared found its way into publication by the Christian Ethics Today: Journal of Christian Ethics.
Democracy demands that the religiously motivated translate their concerns into universal, rather than religion-specific, values. It requires that their proposals be subject to argument, and amenable to reason. I may be opposed to abortion for religious reasons, but if I seek to pass a law banning the practice, I cannot simply point to the teachings of my church or evoke God’s will. I have to explain why abortion violates some principle that is accessible to people of all faiths
What do you think are the demands of Christianity, and is it possible to fit Christianity into universally acceptable principles?