There's been a lot of chatter in the blogs today on the difference between Anglo-Saxon law and Roman law. Mark Shea has a great discussion of the differences. I know I've learned a lot.
I have to say that I like Anglo-Saxon law for governemnt, but Roman law for the Church. Why? Because, as I've said before, unlike the government, we believe that the Spirit is present in all our decision making. By enacting "zero tolerance" laws, we are essentailly cutting the Holy Spirit out of all future discernments. We are saying that revelation ends now, and we know what's best, now and forever. I just don't think that's right.