05/22/2005: "Family Conversation - II"
“Yes, Father, I’m pretty peeved Myself! I make it perfectly clear how to spread my Good News: witness and example of faith and good works. So is that what they’re doing? N-o-o-o-o-o! They’re taking the easy way out, passing laws to make people to “act like Christians,” putting them in jail if they don’t! They seem to have forgotten that I get people out of jail, not put them in! It’s simple laziness. Faith and good works are hard. Having men with guns as your enforcers is just so much easier. And I couldn’t have spelled it out any more clearly! I mean, when the Book says that Satan owns political power, he offers it to Me, and I reject it, shouldn’t that mean, duh! that you’re not supposed to want it! Nope, they wring their wacky “Laws of God” out of convoluted readings of the Scriptures, but can they even get the simple stuff right? Can they figure out that after all I went through because of misuse of political power that maybe I don’t want to have My own people doing the same thing? I thought they’d finally gotten it, too! The most powerful nation on Earth adopts as their fundamental law that people must find their own way to Me without being herded by the government, and here 200 years later they’re heading back to the bad old days again! What good are “believers” who act holy because that’s the law? What’s the worth of acts of worship from religious slaves? If We wanted religious robots We would have made them!” “Jesus?” “Yes, Mother?” “They’re making mistakes, but must children suffer for mistakes their parents made?” “Mother, how will they learn if there are no consequences to their actions? And these consequences are so clearly obvious under Father’s laws of physics and mathematics (not to mention arithmetic). If their lives are shorter, even so will their eternal life be no less short.” “Yes, Son, but if the sheep through their own folly become lost on barren land, should the shepherd not deliver them?” “Never change, Mother.”