Ultimately, the king succumbs to gods’ laws and ignores the human law.
He decides to follow the law of gods albeit too late because he had already lost his son. By the tragedy between Creon and Antigone, Sophocles suggests that the practice of religion should be tempered by reason (Spender 23).
Humphrey and Edith, however, argue that such separations are theoretical and hardly realizable (34).
During the civil rights protests in the United States of America, Martin Luther King Junior, a clergy and young leader, lambasted the church for its silence and indifference in times of oppression.
In Britain, the church played a leading role in abolition of the slave trade.
In South Africa, Bishop Desmond Tutu led his followers to demonstrate against the state perpetrated apartheid.Sophocles maintains his play by escalating the tension between the king and his niece.A fear of reprisal, or a promise of reward, underpins the choice to obey or disobey a law (Phoebe 23).It is foolhardy to follow laws blindly without being mindful of realities of the world.Antigone demonstrates that should tyrannical laws conflict with divine law, it is more prudent to follow the latter.In spite of this, Antigone decides to take this path.Creon insists on enforcing the laws of the land that prohibit the burial of traitors.Many states, however, have realized the inevitability of abortion in some situations.The pro-life argument is deeply rooted in biblical and other religious texts.The first area of the conflict between the church and the state is on the issue of abortion.The Bible categorically forbids termination of pregnancy.