Report documents freedom of religion replaced by freedom of 'worship'
A new report recently released by the Family Research Council and Liberty Institute confirms that anti-Christian hostility is rising across the nation‚Äôs public square, in schools and in government.
‚ÄúAmerica today would be unrecognizable to our founders. Our first freedom is facing a relentless onslaught from well-funded and aggressive groups and individuals who are using the courts, Congress, and the vast federal bureaucracy to suppress and limit religious freedom,‚ÄĚ said a summary of the report from Tony Perkins, president of the FRC, and Kelly Shackelford, president of Liberty Institute.
In fact, ‚ÄúThe Obama administration no longer even speaks of freedom of religion; now it is only ‚Äėfreedom of worship.‚Äô This radical departure is one that threatens to make true religious liberty vulnerable, conditional, and limited....
‚ÄúAmerica today would be unrecognizable to our founders" and this has been true since 1776. There was far more change from the values and principals of the forefathers in the first 156 years than in the following 236.
Arriving at a bulletproof, philosophically rigorous (and thus legally meaningful) definition of the category "religion" is quite difficult, for one has to know what religion is before one can even start collecting information to establish a categorical definition, which is circular. If you don't know what Snarks look like, how can you hunt them? All we really have is the colloquial sense of the term, which is not so helpful.
Not that any of this will impress anti-intellectual political fools, but evangelists are no help either when they deprecate "religion" as against Christianity. I think in this case it is usually a polite euphemism for sacerdotalism (e.g. Catholicism, E. Orthodoxy) or simply anti-Christian beliefs.
"‚ÄúPresident Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton have repeatedly echoed this same message in international forums, acknowledging only a right to the ‚Äėfreedom of worship.‚Äô This is no accident and it has huge ramifications"
"Freedom of Religion"? Nobody believes that exists any more do they?
The Bible has been subjected to 'reconstitution' by Liberal attitudes to morals and reprobates telling Christians what the Bible should say. Then there are the reconstitution of morals which the sodomites are in charge of.
So 'freedom of religion' was ditched fifty years ago by churches and the state.
Psalm 58:1 Do ye indeed speak righteousness, O congregation? do ye judge uprightly, O ye sons of men? 2 Yea, in heart ye work wickedness; ye weigh the violence of your hands in the earth. 3 The wicked are estranged from the womb: they go astray as soon as they be born, speaking lies. 4 Their poison is like the poison of a serpent: they are like the deaf adder that stoppeth her ear;"