"in favor of safety"
depends if one seeking his own safety or that of others
I don't think it is unchristian, given the recent mining accidents, to seek more safety for the workers in that industry, for example
or is it somehow christian to allow the unbridled greed ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€š of the mine operators to prevail, because the workers should be seeking heaven, not safety in the workplace
Well here's a non sequitur
if I've ever seen one, arguing for societal security based on occupational safety. I dont even know where to start with Fallacious Argument...how do you dismiss the argument 'Johnny eats corn, pigs eat corn, therefore johnny is a pig.' I have nothing against a corporation instituting a policy of occupational safety, more often than not it makes good economic sense to do so. I really dont think that the government needs to get involved, the wrongful death suits will probably be enough of an encouragement for the corporations to take a more active approach on the issue of safety. Ultimately what I'm saying and that Thomas Jefferson and Tacitus were saying is that a society that makes security its goal will inevitably turn into a dictatorship and will, as a society, die. Freedom is very dangerous to a society and a people, but while security offers no long term benifits the long term benifits of Freedom are great. Then there is the fact that while some may be happy to live their lives as slaves and I have no objection to making such people slaves, giving them food, clothing, shelter, and security, but little more, I for one am not willing to live such a life and view death as a very small price to pay to avoid such a life. Perhaps a love for freedom and a hatred of anything that stands against it is in my blood, perhaps it's simply my cultural experience, but it is an ideal that I hold sacred; accordingly, I dispise, as unworthy of life, all who would stand in opposistion to it.
I know I have overused quotes already in this discussion, but I really can't help myself, so many before me have become embroiled in such struggles for freedom and liberty, and have spoken with far more eloquence on the subject than I could ever hope to, so I quote one of my favouriate founding fathers, Patrick Henry:
'Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!'