Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Installing Christian Judges in California

I will continue to discuss the quantification of value in the near future. However, a news article today presents an opportunity that I would like to propose - particularly for readers living in California.

The news in question reports:

SAN DIEGO — A group of conservative attorneys say they are on a mission from God to unseat four California judges in a rare challenge that is turning a traditionally snooze-button election into what both sides call a battle for the integrity of U.S. courts.

(See: Associated Press Christian conservatives target seated judges

This campaign year would be an excellent opportunity to produce a set of Youtube style videos in which a "Christian" appeals or supreme court judge passes judgment on cases according to christian principles.

These would be cases of a child sentenced to death for talking back to his parents, an individual sentenced to death for working on the day of the Sabbath, a murderer who is acquitted because, in keeping with the biblical commandments, he killed a person who he caught trying to convert a family member to some other religion, and the endorsement of slavery.

It could include a terrorist justifying the use of biological agents killing every first-born child in the kingdom or the complete destruction of a town because he could not find ten righteous people within it given biblical standards of righteousness.

Such a project would serve a dual purpose of helping to defeat this movement and to teach the moral bankruptcy of various claims made in scripture.

Just a thought . . . one that I thought I would throw out there.

I will now return to the subject of quantifying value.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Something sounds off kilter here, and just so 'you' should know atheist ethicist, we're also told to follow "the laws of the land" in most cases (but when those laws go against those of God, then that's another story altogether).

Personally speaking I wouldn't mind having them on the bench (if only for special circumstances), because sadly I've seen way too many cases where those who "are innocent", have been railroaded by the same courts who are supposed to help them.

Just because persons like yourself 'say' you don't believe (or accept) that there is a God, doesn't mean that the rest of us should lose out on something which could help in the long run.