The Foundational Place Religious Freedom Holds

Posted: May 28, 2014 in Church and State, Uncategorized
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“A long heritage of reflection argues that if freedom of religion is progressively trimmed, it is only a matter of time before freedom,more comprehensively envisaged, is also progressively trimmed. It is not for nothing that freedom of religion is often called the first freedom – not merely in historical sequence, but in its foundational power.”
-Carson, D. A.. The intolerance of tolerance. Grand Rapids, Mich.: William B. Eerdmans Pub., 2012. Loc. 1669 of 2278, Kindle file.

The erosion of religious freedom is no trivial matter. If Christianity is forced into total privatization, rest assured “democratic tyranny” will lead to a type of political tyranny of a sort this nation has never known. When atheistic naturalism has eliminated the only moral voice opposing it (religion), freedom of religion will not be the only nor the last “inalienable right” to be alienated. My guess would be that the right to free expression or the right to bear arms will be targeted next.

This is what John Loeffler of the Steel on Steel radio program calls the “attack of the comma-buts”, which goes something like “yes you have the right to (fill in the blank), but (insert some supposedly conflicting right-legitimate or state-contrived) trumps that right.”

In a world without restraint from actual objective moral truth, to muzzle and kick-to-the-curb the only prophetic voice urging moral sanity, is opening the way for the worst of the prophetic passages of the Bible. To be silent now is to commit intellectual and political suicide.

simul iustus et peccator,

Eric Adams


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