Self-appointed divine mandates

“Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.”

C.S. Lewis

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“Pointing to his work on gun safety, obesity and smoking cessation, (former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg) said with a grin: ‘I am telling you if there is a God, when I get to heaven I’m not stopping to be interviewed. I am heading straight in. I have earned my place in heaven. It’s not even close.’”

New York Times, April 16, 2014

 

I haven’t read a harder-hitting example of Man’s tendency to un-Biblical self-righteousness in a long time.  May this Easter season show the aging nanny-state activist his need for Grace… and the need to show it to others as well.  In the mean time, we would all do well to look for more humble leaders…

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