While it is naive to think that simply talking about freedom of conscience will change the world, it can do no harm, and may just do some good, for us to tell our own story -- how we, too, once lived in a world in which our civil rights were dictated by religious affiliation, and how we came to see that the causes of God and of country would be best served if they were connected but not chained to one another.
Saturday, July 15, 2006
This article is a simple call for tolerance of other people's beliefs, and a defense of the idea of "freedom of conscience", one of the founding principles of our nation. I can't offer too much analysis, but I agree with his sentiment, so I suggest reading the article in full.
Posted by Nat-Wu at 12:02 PM