Thoughts on religion

5.24.05

What is the difference between rules imposed by religion and those imposed by a government. What is the difference between jumping the fence and later being sued by, now, your ex-wife or going to hell once you complete your ‘mission’ on earth? It seems that both, government and religion have the same rules. The difference being the type of punishment and the delay in receiving it are different.

The only partial solution to this question is that of guilt. One for instance can kill and not be punished by law and yet suffer religiously. Yet this can be argued. For suppose a police officer kills a murderer: he killed a man but he is pardoned for he was doing his job. Perhaps God gives out excuses as well (actually he does in the Bible, not sure what story it is though).