"Political correctness" or God's laws?

Probably most people would agree that in a society where the dignity of the individual is cherished, public statements and policies reflecting prejudice and insensitivity toward others need to be eliminated. In recent years some have made vigorous efforts to achieve this aim through enforcing conformity to certain standards of language and behavior dubbed "political correctness." Ironically, however, the coercive tactics employed by some of these advocates have created an atmosphere of intolerance very little different from the bigotry they originally set out to destroy.

The motive to value and care for others is a good one. But human rules can never permanently lift people out of despair. Only God's laws can do that. "Divine Love corrects and governs man. Men may pardon, but this divine Principle alone reforms the sinner," writes Mary Baker Eddy (Science and Health, p. 6). This statement points to a higher authority for rights and dignity—an authority not shaken by the changing winds of opinion.

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