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Letter editor,

Those of us that don’t believe in God, know the good or bad that comes to this nation is solely the work and responsibility of humans.”

In moral debate the terms “good” and “bad” are going to either be meaningless or not. If God does not exist, they are meaningless terms because the valuation that both terms represent is solely determined by the individual; what is “good” for one may be “bad” from the perspective of another. With such an approach there is no real way one can know.

On the other hand, since God exists, the terms “good” and “bad” can be measured by a standard that is transcendent of man, a standard of valuation that does not reside or originate with man.

The debate over the propriety of homosexual marriage is a case in point. To the atheist, agnostic, skeptic, and nominal believer in God, the desire for meaningless terms as part of our debate is the norm. The valuation of determining homosexual behavior as “good” is then confused because with no God there can be no ultimate determination of what is actually good. As soon as the idea of God is granted, then the debate moves from the sphere of man to the discussion of God’s will.

Since the Lord has revealed himself on the matter, and he has declared homosexual behavior to be “bad,” it is also the case that homosexual marriage is likewise “bad.”

Thus, the moral breakdown of society can be directly attributed to man’s rejection of God and the usurpation of his own will. This is seen not only in his own immoral behavior, but also with regard to who he supports in public office.