Social Issues Differences in the USA and neighboring Costa Rica


COSTA RICA: COLLABORATION BETWEEN CHURCH AND STATE ON SOCIAL ISSUES

Geography is close, but social values in some areas are diametrically opposite. It seems that Christians will argue almost any moral point.  In today’s USA culture, behavior is being redefined as citizens become uncomfortable with cultural, Biblical, and societal definitions, and prefer which ever behavior appeals to them. It has always been quite simple to come up with a proper, even Godly, justification for the changes desired. We humans have rarely been stopped in gilding our behaviors. After all, we are all good people, aren’t we? It wasn’t my fault.
Politicians, of course, generally will succumb to the votes which elect or re-elect them. If their electorate become inclined toward behavior once deemed un-Biblical, few politicians will stand against them for long when the votes start going against them. In general, re-election is the holy grail for our elected officials.  It is now, was then, and always will be.
544997_10151003382658503_587399784_nHere, we can highlight what is the “Holy Grail”, read Godly, for Christians. It is a helpful study in contrasts between Costa Rica and USA on these particular behavior standards.
Fr. Orthohippo
Vatican City, 8 November 2013 (VIS) – This morning the Holy Father received in audience the president of the Republic of Costa Rica, Laura Chinchilla Miranda, who then went on to meet with Archbishop Dominique Mamberti, secretary for Relations with States.
During the cordial discussions, mention was made of the collaboration between Church and State in facing certain social issues, and the common attention of the Parties to various themes such as the defence of life and the protection of the environment. Particular attention was paid to the possibility of working towards a future Agreement between the Holy See and the Republic of Costa Rica in order to strengthen bilateral relations for the good and the development of the country.
Finally, the focus turned to the regional situation and to certain international problems, emphasising the importance of commitment to peace-building.

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