From something I read this morning …

Americans like to vote.  Let’s be democratic about this.  God, however, does not operate a democracy.  God is God.  If He says something is wrong, and then 99.9 percent of the world votes against it because they believe it is right, it is still wrong.  Right?  Let’s pretend you have ten children and your ten children take a vote one day and they say, “Dad, we don’t like the rule you have about us being in bed by nine o’clock.  We voted against it.  We are going to stay up until midnight.”  You would not say, “Oh, that is just wonderful.  Please, anything you want.”  As a father you would whack them and say, “Get to bed at nine o’clock.  You do as I say.”  So here is the God of the universe and He makes the rules, but the devil says not to listen to somebody else.”

— Fr Larry Richards, Be a Man!: Becoming the Man God Created You to Be, San Francisco, Ignatius Press, 2009, pp. 52-53.