I’ve said it before and will keep saying it as it’s a concept so difficult for people from all political and ideological bents to grasp…”When you empower government to enforce your beliefs on others, except for enforcing the protection of one’s liberties, you ultimately create and empower the very Beast (I capitalize with intent) that will later turn on and kill you for not submitting to it’s authority being granted by someone else. This includes Christian and atheist alike. That is why the only safe form of human government is that which protects individual liberty, including liberty that offends us but does not directly impact us. In so doing we protect the right of the religious to answer to God in accordance with his own conscience like the Prophet Daniel, without oppression, and the non-religious as well. Other wise, what will eventually come, is a one world government of, by, and for a single man, where worship will be required of him and him alone.
This notion that fallen and sinful man can establish and enforce God’s laws was proven a fallacy by the nation of Israel. Even though God gave man the law he knew it would also only lead to death, thus His foretelling of our need of a Savior. Furthermore, despite claims by some Christians that it is the duty of believers to create a human government that enforces the principles of Christ is as foolish as thinking the Talmudic law was designed to save man rather than to reveal to man his need of a Savior. One cannot enforce the law of love on others. We do well to enforce it on our own deceitful hearts.
Now that does NOT mean we should NOT have laws based on God’s law. Indeed we should. If no one says “Do not murder” how then can we provide consequence for murder. But when we say “you WILL give to your neighbor we seek to break the spiritual bond between God and the human heart, thus making God’s spirit of no import. This ironically is by definition a form of communism, theocratic or atheistic, satanic, and antichrist in nature.”