A university professor in Australia has written an article in a medical journal suggesting that couples who have more than one baby should pay a $5,000 tax for supposedly hurting the environment.
As awful and idea as this is you must admit it’s not even surprising anymore. This got me thinking about how upside down everything is. As Christian individuals we are supposed to work for the betterment of others. A government’s main responsibility, on the other hand, is to cherish and protect individual rights.
Increasingly, Western culture seems to promote individuals seeking exclusively their own pleasure while governments seem to be wholly concerned with the collective good over individual rights.
The further we remove God from our lives and the public sphere I would expect this dangerous trend to continue. And what seems ridiculous today will be codified into law in a decade.