Monday, September 29, 2008

Neuhaus on the First Amendment

First Things' On the Square has a nice reflection by Fr Neuhaus on religious freedom and the First Amendment.

Pluralism is our continuing condition and our moral imperative until the End Time, when, as Christians believe, our disagreements will be resolved in the coming of the kingdom. The protection against raw majoritarianism depends upon this constitutional order. But this constitutional order depends, in turn, upon the continuing ratification of the majority who are “we the people.” Among the truths these people hold is the truth that it is necessary to protect those who do not hold those truths.
Read it all here.

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