Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Should You Obey Evil Instructions?

The idea of whether or not to obey government authority when asked to put chemicals into the air that would harm the health of people was discussed today in a class and reminded me of this Milgram's Obedience Experiment.  You could reenact this experiment in your church or school or home and report the results.  There have been several videos repeating this. Is there a theory or a law taught here? What would you have done?  What does this say about our military forces? Which if any of God's Commandments have been violated?  Who violated which commandment?  How are these ideas being used to control people in your town? This is what makes the fields of psychology and sociology interesting.  It is also when there is a great need for Christians to take these fields captive to the obedience of Christ as the authority, not only over Christians, but over everyone.

There are two more parts to this last video if you are interested.  Would/should a Christian conduct such an experiment?  Why or why not?  Should US soldiers obey authority if they are asked to put a known toxic chemical into the air over an American city?  What Biblical principles justify your answers?