We live in a dangerous world. No, I’m not talking about terrorists or global warming. I’m talking about really dangerous things – like the laws of physics and Aunt Myrtle’s cooking. As this piece in Christianity Today indicates, the State is increasingly taking it upon itself to keep us safe form ourselves. The days of the church potluck where everyone brought their favorite dish will soon be behind us.
In this age of such tremendous technological and economic advances that we are increasingly ruled by fear – and thus we call on the State to save us from all dangers.