Neglecting crime, punishing sin.

In an excellent editorial, the Daily Times laments Pakistan’s tendency to expend the resources of the state to punish sin while flagrant crime goes unpunished.

The key message is that sin is a private, personal matter unless it also is a crime. The state should restrict itself to matters of crime, leaving morality to the individual.

India’s morality-brigade should take heed too.

2 thoughts on “Neglecting crime, punishing sin.”

  1. It is my pleasure to comment on such a crucial topic ( neglecting crime, punishing sin). My intention is not to hurt anybody what so ever, but my intention here is to contribute in order to pass around vital information that can save lives.
    Without crime there will be no sin, so you see that as human beings we are born with the tendency to sin and when we sin it is said we have committed a crime which then is punished. They question is; can we live without crime? The answer is yes! We are very ready to proof this through actions if given the oppurtunity and protection to do so.
    God bless you.
    Urgent reply needed.
    We are based in Cameroon Africa.

  2. Pastor,

    I’m happy to note that The Acorn has readers from as far away as the Cameroons.

    Crimes are violations of laws made by man, laws which have to be respected regardless of a person’s faith. Sin on the other hand is a moral code and is a matter of faith. What is sin for one, is perfectly acceptable to another. What I imply is that one has to respect laws regardless of whether one actually has faith in those laws.

    My contention is that it is not the business of the state to enter into the realm of faith and religion. Those matters are left for the religions and their believers.

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