Inasmuch as we all try to use our reason to in humility evaluate our incredibly limited ability to scheme for the future, I’m inclined to just not believe in society as a means to any end, the large scale collective scheme of civilization. If its all about the next life, do I need to care? Secular authority seems based on violence and hedging on the fear of the future. All that fear and collective hedging will build empires, but whats that got to do with me? In spite of seeing all legislation as futile and corrupt and perverting even its best intentions, must I respect the law as substantial, and because America claims I’m a citizen in its paperwork and culture, do I have a substantial responsibility to respect the secular law enterprise as part of the means to being a good Christian.
At this point, if someone says they have a good idea for a law that will say, protect millions of innocents, I just don’t have faith in it. The logistics are too abstract and mediated for little old me to even consider having an opinion on what you could do by saying something or writing something down and organizing people. I have an opinion on saving the innocent, but a law about it I have nothing but cynicism. The tree can’t bear fruit, and theoretically, the tree might not even “exist” except in the imagination of all the corrupt people playing this game. I’d be inclined to simplify my mind, ignore all the narratives, turn off the news forever. I feel I’m not substantially entitled to anything in this life, let alone civil rights granted by the authorities with the power of violence. Its the passing crown in my opinion, I’m tired of being told to believe in it, it just lets you down. Is this attitude flagrantly an error? Its cynical and misanthropic I suppose, but history seems to be just to prove that you can’t succeed in your good intentions rejecting God, let alone as a society.