Deus Ex Machina

"This is the generation of the great LEVIATHAN, or rather, to speak more reverently of that mortal god, to which we own under the immortal God, our peace and defense." -Thomas Hobbes: Leviathan

Wow, the statement by Pastor Khong on 377A is causing quite a discussion on the internet, I think it would be timely for me to re-post something I wrote about two years ago on the same topic…

Deus Ex Machina

The Point of the Law is to Discriminate
The first point we need to note is that equality always means equality under the law. The point of the law is to group people under the categories of the law and treat each of them according to the categories, or to put it simpler, to discriminate according to the categories of the law. Our tax laws discriminate people into categories of their income groups, their family status, etc, and applies a different tax rate according to each category. We have elaborate legal procedures to discriminate between the innocent and the guilty with regards to a charge, and then we discriminate between them by putting the latter in jail and setting the former loose.

This principle of discriminating under the law is often known as “formal justice” or equality under the law, but because of the contentious meaning of “equality”, I…

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