Saturday, October 10, 2009

Freedom of Religion - Freedom of Conscience

We may be right but we don’t have the right to force others. Because we could also be wrong. No one is infallible but God alone, and those authorized to speak legitimately in God’s name. Our society would be more peaceful if we do away with such prejudices and respect one another. Each one, after all, is obliged and answerable to search for what is true and good. And, if he or she is not true to himself or herself, they will answer for that on God’s judgment day. What’s wrong in a society is that some impose their way of thinking or believing with the use of violence. God’s rule and law is: Do unto others what you want others do unto you. Such is the substance of the Law and the message of the Prophets (cf. Mt. 7:12)

What is important is to have that freedom to proclaim the truth freely without compulsion. After all, the truth will prove itself. As one common expression did say – “the truth will out”.

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