Balance / Democraty

  • 22x24 [with wooden frame]


"Endow the king with your justice, O God, the royal son with your righteousness. May he judge your people in lighteousness, your afflicted ones with justice. May the mountains bring prosperity to the people, the hills the fruit of righteousness. May he defend the afflicted among the people and save the children of the needy; may he crush the oppressor." (Psalm 72:1-4)

Democracy is inherently vulnerable; a rose without thorns. Who believes peace is the most important value? If peace is the most important value, then nothing is worth fighting for. Peace is beautiful, but it is not the norm. You can get into a situation where war is the least bad option. Church Father Augustine said, "We are the times." It is therefore up to us to decide whether or not we want to fight for our civilization. Christianity is crucial to the survival of Western civilization, Christianity tells why. Science cannot, it only explains the how. You can see human rights and legal institutions as substitutes for religion, but they have their roots in Christianity. Even if you do not believe, you must have knowledge of Christian values: love your neighbor as yourself and love your enemies as well. That is a good starting point. Altruism is seen as something evolutionary: you must be good to your neighbor to survive in social communities. But when we say you have to be good for your enemy, then the survival reflex rises, and Darwin is also left empty-handed. Loving your enemy is only possible when you believe that by giving you love - the core of the Christian theology - you can be saved. But note: "He who loves discipline loves knowledge, but whoever hates correction is stupid." (Proverbs12: 1)