Why we don’t need a public enquiry for the NOTW

David Cameron has set up a public enquiry into the News of the World phone hacking scandal.  Millions of pounds of taxpayers’ money will be spent on “learning from our mistakes to make sure we don’t repeat them in the future.”  I’d like to ask why we need an investigation at all?  Why do we feel the need for something to be done on top of the work of the justice system?  I suppose it would feel strange to us if we didn’t know that someone knew everything, if stones were left unturned, if the extent of the evil was left undisclosed.  This is because the scientific mind pollutes our government thinking and society.  We have been conditioned to think that rational enquiry will expose the facts and then we will be able to act on our findings.  This is a confusion of categories.  Scientific enquiry belongs to science not justice and morality.  The time has come to change the way we think.  The fact is that we, mere mortals, don’t need to act on everything beyond the judicial process, we don’t need to know everything about what happened to be able to learn.  We can and should scientifically investigate the world and the way things work.  We don’t need to investigate people.  People don’t work that way.    The mistakes which have been made are obvious.  People have been greedy and wicked.  There, that’s saved lots of time and money.

Why don’t we need to bother probing into the darkest corners of the media, police and government relationships?  It’s very simple.  God knows everything that has happened, he will judge the thoughts of our hearts as well as our actions and all who sin will be punished by God in hell.  This is not difficult to grasp or apply.  We don’t need a public enquiry we need a call to national repentance from all sin and to personal faith in Jesus Christ, our Saviour from judgement and hell.  Leave ultimate justice to God.

Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment,
nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous;
for the LORD knows the way of the righteous,
but the way of the wicked will perish. Psalm 1:5-6

About neilrobbie

I am a 6'6" formerly ginger Scot, in a cross cultural marriage to my lovely Londoner wife. We've lived in SE Asia and since 2005, I have served as an Anglican minister in Wolverhampton and West Bromwich.
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