Wednesday, June 07, 2006
Adlai E. Stevenson Jr. once said, "My definition of a free society is a society where it is safe to be unpopular." I like that. One thing I appreciate about living in the United States is that it has, in recent years, been relatively safe to be unpopular. It wasn't that safe in the 1800s, when this unpopular religion of mine got a lot of people driven from their homes or occasionally killed. I'm glad those days are over, for now. But I see new blends of intolerance brewing in this country, with some people becoming increasingly outrageous in their contempt of Christianity. And this intolerance becomes especially severe when the intolerant ones wrap themselves in a shroud of morality and tolerance to condemn those who speak against modern immorality. Keep an eye on this - there will be some interesting developments in the future that may raise new questions about religious liberty. Never take your freedoms for granted!
Posted by Jeff Lindsay at 7:18 AM