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Divine Power vs Societal Law Mankind is lost without law Without law government and rules there is chaos Man attempts to keep order with rules that basically seek to maintain everyones happiness and security These manmade laws however cannot always keep people controlled Since time began man has worshipped symbols of ultimate power Mankind in its imperfection makes these idols perfect immortal and divine The divine beings have laws laws that tell people what they should do tell people the way things should be done and the way things should be However divine laws often contradict the laws that society creates for itself Conflict between divine and societal laws is shown in the Greek drama Antigone Divine law required Antigone to perform a religious burial for her brother Polyneices The king however had decreed that no one was permitted to bury or mourn him as a result of his traitorous deed Antigone with little hesitation did the will of the gods and buried Polyneices In so doing she transgressed the kings law Divine law is far more compelling than temporal law It affects the believer forever as opposed to ones miniscule lifetime Divine law is not necessarily a matter of fairness but a matter of what is right To the believer mans government has no power compared to the power of the divine It is feeble insignificant with no real purpose other than preventing savagery and civil disorder Humans try to prevent evil and have sameness and equality while the immortal try to cause humans to bring about goodness kindness and happiness Furthermore all the leaders of todays world will someday die The immortal as the word intends cannot perish They have the power to bring about good fortune to their followers and visit wrath upon their betrayers Divine law is eternal as opposed to societal law which only influences ones biological lifetime This is another factor that contributes to
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