LAW—There Ought (Not) Be Some Laws
In Kansas City, Missouri, minors are not allowed to purchase cap pistols; however, they may buy shotguns freely and bathtubs with four legs resembling animal paws is prohibited. In Marceline, Missouri, minors can buy rolling papers and tobacco but not lighters. In the city of Purdy, dancing is strictly prohibited (that would make a good movie!). And, finally, in University City, no person may own a PVC pipe or have a “yard sale” in their front yard.
How these laws came to be (and why they are still on the books) are examples of rules that have lost their meaning. What about our faith has lost meaning for us? What does God mean by giving us Ten Commandments?