Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Should We Be Suspect of the ‘Fortnight for Freedom’? by Andrew Haines
There are at least two definitions of religious liberty that come to mind. The first has to do with one’s ability, as a voluntary agent, to pursue unencumbered and freely the eternal truths that he or she deems most appropriate. Another concerns the license that one might be granted under law to pursue those truths even in the face of opposing religious convictions, held by other citizens or even by the state, itself.

License granted by the law? Or a right protected by law? Are there limits to the freedom of conscience? How is freedom of conscience to be balanced by the demands of law or right authority?

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