I’m not sharing this to propagate gossip. There’s enough of it – both in the secular and sadly, christian community as well. But, when I read this news of a famous Korean actress and her lover being “sentenced” this morning, it really intrigued me because even after living in Korea for several years as an adult and doing pastoral ministry for couple years in my birthplace referred to some as the Land of the Morning Calm, I had absolutely no idea that adultery was “illegal” and a crime. I enjoy following Korean films when and IF they’re available here in the States but I don’t follow pop culture in Korea especially since my reading capacity is elementary.
In addition, you know that I’ve been posting thoughts and stories about government, politics, religion, morality and how they all engage together. Simply, the question I keep coming to is,
“What is the government’s role in legislating morality?”
I vacillate back and forth regarding the government’s role and constantly feel conflicted. I agree that adultery is “damaging to the social order” in addition to the clear damage to the SOUL. For the record, I acknowledge that your assessment and/or criticism that I have inconsistent views about the government’s role have weight. And there are days when I just think we should run everything by LAW all over again. Why? Because all of us have such an undeserving and under appreciated entitlement to freedom and grace.
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