Did God make all man equal? It depends on which god or gods you believe in. Naturally, atheists and agnostics are not in the position to suggest an answer to this enigmatic question. Many people think that a good God presides over a world where all man are equal. What does the Christian God says? Are all man made equal? The answer may not please many people, but going by the Bible, equality is not the central theme in the kingdom of God. There is more to equality than meets the eye.
Equality is a very broad term. In general, we think of equality in terms of the social and justice systems, race and gender. Already, with these basic terms of reference, the notion of equality falls apart. Nowhere in the world can we find social and judicial equality. Neither is there race nor gender equality. Maybe God never intended equality after all. But He gave all man the free will to choose. In that, there is equality.
In the nation of Singapore, school children have to dutifully recite the National pledge each day. The National Pledge reads:
We, the citizens of Singapore,
pledge ourselves as one united people,
regardless of race, language or religion,
to build a democratic society
based on justice and equality
so as to achieve happiness, prosperity and
progress for our nation.
Do the people of Singapore rally believe in the substance of the pledge that they recite each day? Be real, the ideals espoused in the pledge are not attainable. The leaders of Singapore must be delusional to carve out such a pledge. The citizens are either duped to recite the mantra day after day or they are totally brainwashed.
After 50 years of independence and mumbling the pledge throughout their lives, finally, the truth of the matter begins to surface as the wealth gap stretched beyond norms. The elite class in politics and high government offices earn enormous salaries that the average citizen can never dream off in his lifetime, unless the god of wealth strikes in one of the casinos. The Prime minister basic salary is circa $6000 per day (365 days a year). A cleaner in the squeaky clean award-winning Changi Airport barely earns that sum in a year! Equality is a complete farce.
Now, according to The Real Singapore, “the Minister for Social and Family Development, Chan Chin Sing, publicly explained that simply putting HDB flats (public housing) in good locations and selling them to poorer people at low prices is not a good solution to bridging the rich-poor gap.” He further implied that public housing for the 90% of the population must not be mixed with housing of the elite class. So much for the pledge. Singaporeans should ponder before they recite the pledge again.
Servants, obey in all things your masters according to the flesh; not witheyeservice, asmenpleasers; but in singleness of heart, fearing God;