Reflection #2 on Occupy Wall Street

For the most part we as a society seem to agree religion and the governance of society should not be intertwined.  That is, in theory, government of the people should be by and for the people (democracy) and not by anyone claiming he/she has the right to rule because of the power given to him/her by God (theocracy).

 

However it seems that we’ve lost our way.  It seems that when the religion is the worship of material gain (i.e. profit), the intertwining of (this form of) religion and government has been accepted even though it is clearly destructive.

 

As stated in the preamble to the U.S. Declaration of Independence “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed, by their Creator, with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness. Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles, and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.”

 

Of course we should support Occupy Wall Street since it is citizens exercising their right to alter or abolish what has become destructive!

 

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